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    OK, serious pact - if we actually manage, somehow, to win this series, both of us change our locations to 2010/11 for a few weeks, aye?
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    You might say, in fact, that the deal is done and done.

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    There has been a significant revolution with regards to the standing of these two foes.

    Fancy, after 14 years of Warne, England having the spinning advantage over the Aussies . Add to this that the Aussie pace attack consists of diligent pros instead of world beaters and I honestly think we are favourites, especially if Hussey continues his steady decent.

    I honestly think if we lose the Ashes it will be owed to suicidal selections or individual failures, namely:-

    - Pietersen failing completely as a batsman, I really hope not but he looks in a very poor state at the moment.

    - Trott never living up to is Oval performance again.

    - Bell being reinstated at number 3...again

    - Broad and Cook not taking it to the next level

    - Anderson not finding consistent form.
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    Australia will still win but it should be a hell lot closer than 2006/07. England are improving, and for once they look like they have a decent spinner. Seam bowling is either brilliant or dire for England, and their batting still has question marks. We more or less have consistency across the board.
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    Quote Originally Posted by morgieb View Post
    Australia will still win but it should be a hell lot closer than 2006/07. England are improving, and for once they look like they have a decent spinner. Seam bowling is either brilliant or dire for England, and their batting still has question marks. We more or less have consistency across the board.
    I reckon you could easily switch the words England and Australia around and your statement would still make sense.

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    Offies don't do well here anyways, as a general rule. Roger Ramjet has been bowling well though, tbf.

    Problem with this thread kicking off now is I have to start being overtly hostile to English posters again, and keep the hatred going for the better part of a year. Much easier if the hate is just kept inside tbh.

    Out of interest, when is the Aus v Pakistan series in England on? Late your (supposed) summer or early?
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    Summer goes:
    England vs. Bangaladehesh (should be a walkover)
    Pakistan vs. Australia
    England vs. Pakistan

    It's possible all 3 series' will be eminently forgettable - it's near-certain if Pakistan catch as they did DOOWWWn oonder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Summer goes:
    England vs. Bangaladehesh (should be a walkover)
    Pakistan vs. Australia
    England vs. Pakistan

    It's possible all 3 series' will be eminently forgettable - it's near-certain if Pakistan catch as they did DOOWWWn oonder.
    Thanks mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuyFromLancs View Post
    There has been a significant revolution with regards to the standing of these two foes.

    Fancy, after 14 years of Warne, England having the spinning advantage over the Aussies . Add to this that the Aussie pace attack consists of diligent pros instead of world beaters and I honestly think we are favourites, especially if Hussey continues his steady decent.

    I honestly think if we lose the Ashes it will be owed to suicidal selections or individual failures, namely:-

    - Pietersen failing completely as a batsman, I really hope not but he looks in a very poor state at the moment.

    - Trott never living up to is Oval performance again.

    - Bell being reinstated at number 3...again

    - Broad and Cook not taking it to the next level

    - Anderson not finding consistent form.
    Like the last Ashes where England had the spinning advantage? Swann won't be able to do much here like most spinners and there'll be no swing for Anderson and co.

    There's no way ANY touring side coming into Australia, one of the hardest places in the world to tour will be favourites.

    Hussey's seems like he's back in Tests, recently won a match off his own bat. The bowling attack is coming off nicely with Bollinger making his mark, so yeah... Not saying England can't win it, just that they're not favourites.
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    Bring back Alex Tudor. Please England, please.

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    England should bring back Mullaly and Fairbrother, the lords of ODI cricket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by inbox24 View Post
    England should bring back Mullaly and Fairbrother, the lords of ODI cricket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuyFromLancs View Post
    There has been a significant revolution with regards to the standing of these two foes.

    Fancy, after 14 years of Warne, England having the spinning advantage over the Aussies . Add to this that the Aussie pace attack consists of diligent pros instead of world beaters and I honestly think we are favourites, especially if Hussey continues his steady decent.

    I honestly think if we lose the Ashes it will be owed to suicidal selections or individual failures, namely:-
    What? England favourites against Australia in our backyard

    Hussey seems to have regained some of his old form and our pace attack is getting stronger and stronger. The only Australian weakness is our no.6

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuyFromLancs View Post
    There has been a significant revolution with regards to the standing of these two foes.

    Fancy, after 14 years of Warne, England having the spinning advantage over the Aussies . Add to this that the Aussie pace attack consists of diligent pros instead of world beaters and I honestly think we are favourites, especially if Hussey continues his steady decent.

    I honestly think if we lose the Ashes it will be owed to suicidal selections or individual failures, namely:-

    - Pietersen failing completely as a batsman, I really hope not but he looks in a very poor state at the moment.

    - Trott never living up to is Oval performance again.

    - Bell being reinstated at number 3...again

    - Broad and Cook not taking it to the next level

    - Anderson not finding consistent form.
    Newsflash: The Ashes is only competitive when it's played in England.

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