View Poll Results: Do you prefer watching Ashes contents more when the venue is Australia or England?

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  • Aussie supporter prefers matches in Australia

    6 15.00%
  • English support prefers matches in Australia

    0 0%
  • Aussie supporter prefers matches in England

    8 20.00%
  • English supporter prefers matches in England

    16 40.00%
  • Neutral prefers matches in Australia

    4 10.00%
  • Neurtral prefers matches in England

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Thread: Ashes Tests in Australia or England/Wales

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    Hall of Fame Member NUFAN's Avatar
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    Ashes Tests in Australia or England/Wales

    Do you prefer watching Ashes contents more when the venue is Australia or England?

    Edit - why can't I make a poll.

    Could a mod add these options.

    Aussie supporter prefers matches in Australia
    English support prefers matches in Australia
    Aussie supporter prefers matches in England
    English supporter prefers matches in England
    Neutral prefers matches in Australia
    Neurtral prefers matches in England
    Last edited by NUFAN; 05-07-2009 at 05:00 PM.

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    Option #4 for me. I would assume most Aus/Eng supporters would prefer to see matches in their own country, otherwise it's all on in the middle of the night - and most of us have to get up in the morning.

    Will be interested to see if that's the case though.

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    I'm going to vote for option 3.

    Something very special about watching Australia vs England in England, maybe it's just that the teams are more even in English conditions.

    I'll get to see more of the Cricket with the matches on at night when I'm not at work then if the matches were on in the day.
    Last edited by NUFAN; 05-07-2009 at 05:34 PM.

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    Poll added - not sure why it didn't allow you to add one yourself.


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    Number 3, it's better when we beat them on their home turf.
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    Yeah, prefer it in England, at work during the day, and the time it's on at night here is decent enough to get the first and sometimes the second session in before bed. Course, nothing could beat actually being at the ground, which i plan to do when next it comes to Aus.
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    Pretty even for me. Every first day @ the Gabba test from 98 to now has an been top class, MCG at boxing day is always brilliant as well.

    Over here the Lord's test is arguably the best atmosphere in a test match, while the Oval test always has a historical feel to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    Poll added - not sure why it didn't allow you to add one yourself.
    Cheers James.

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    Number one. Whilst the Ashes from England have a bigger game feel, obviously when it's in Australia I can actually go so that wins for me.

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    Option #4, although I'm an unofficial Australian.
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    Love to Watch England win in Australia

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    It's better in England for time-zone reasons and because it's a better-matched contest.
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    The Filth have comfortably the better bowling. But the Gash have the batting. Might be quite good to watch.

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    England in England.

    The sleep deprivation thing.

    And watching home tests growing up the 11am start was perfectly timed to get me into a state of huge over-excitement before, at last, it was 10.50am and time for Soul Limbo and the wonderful sight of Peter West's awkward rictus grin, or Richie Benaud's melting face.

    Plus watching Australian coverage I used to hate that animated duck that used to follow players off the screen when they were dismissed for nought (it's a duck, geddit???!!) which thank God they never stooped to in England. Do they still use the duck Down Under?

    Not sure how much live cricket I saw from Australia as a kid though - I suppose the first Ashes series I saw live from Oz was either in 1990/91 or 1994/5.

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    Yeah it looks as if Australians are happier at staying up than we are. They have three time zones though UIMM, which allows for a little flexibility. Watching from 10 p.m. till midnight or 7 till 9 a.m is far preferable to a midnight-till-seven shift which always leaves the dilemma of staying up or setting the alarm.


    Vividly remember watching highlights from the 1978-79 series on BBC2 in early evening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaremba View Post
    the wonderful sight of Peter West's awkward rictus grin


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