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    If I make predictions it'll be harder to make fun of everyone else's after the series...

    FWIW I think it's ultra-tight but I'd say the locations of the matches makes a draw unlikely. If you pushed me I'd make it about 55/45 in Australia's favour.
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    Cricket Web - Ashes 2010-2011 HQ: Johnson's Axing Boosts England

    Been a few other updates over the last couple of days as well that are worth checking out.


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    Cricket Web - Ashes HQ 2010-2011: #Ashes on Twitter

    Some of the twitter reaction to the game.

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    Who exactly are you proposing England drop? Collingwood?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    Who exactly are you proposing England drop? Collingwood?
    I guess, yeah. Should have made that a bit clearer, really.

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    Yeah, nah, 1-0 up, only needing to draw the series. Now is not the time to go 5man attack, if there ever was one with our situation.

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    Makes you realise the bonus of having a player such as Flintoff that gives a side much greater balance. Don't think we've a good enough player to enable us to play a five-man attack without appreciably weakening our batting in theory. I don't think we should play a five-man attack in Perth but I can certainly recognise the advantages of having such bowling options at our disposal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodster View Post
    Makes you realise the bonus of having a player such as Flintoff that gives a side much greater balance. Don't think we've a good enough player to enable us to play a five-man attack without appreciably weakening our batting in theory. I don't think we should play a five-man attack in Perth but I can certainly recognise the advantages of having such bowling options at our disposal.
    This is the first time you've disagreed with me Woods. I feel like a puppy that's being told it's been a bad dog for the first time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    This is the first time you've disagreed with me Woods. I feel like a puppy that's being told it's been a bad dog for the first time.
    Ha ha!!! I enjoyed your work, don't get me wrong, but I think with the players we currently have we should only revert to a five-man attack if it's win at all costs. Personally I'm a batting strength kind of guy, and like to see a side with good batting depth, and although Bresnan is a handy cricketer, wouldn't fill me with great confidence seeing him coming in at seven. Not too bad I guess with Broad and Swann behind him, but that obviously wouldn't be the case at Perth.

    You're not on your own in wanting a five-man attack, there's plenty of pundits advocating such a switch in our strategy, and they know a lot more than I do. I think the only way it could work for us is possibly playing on the sub-continent where your top six should be relied upon to get the runs, and we can play a second spinner that's useful with the bat at six or seven. ie Rashid, Blackwell, Patel, etc. Although the waist lines would mean two of those players would be very unlikely to get the nod, but hopefully you get my point.

    Now stop giving me those puppy dog eyes!! Good doggy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    I guess, yeah. Should have made that a bit clearer, really.
    Yeah, losing Collingwood for Bresnan would be atrocious in so many ways. That's a terrible idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodster View Post

    Now stop giving me those puppy dog eyes!! Good doggy.
    Got to me among my most surreal moments in five years here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Got to me among my most surreal moments in five years here!

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