End of eras .
The first two Australian and the third was the West Indies under Richie Richardson.
In each case the difficulty was accepting it at the time and then putting a plan in place for the revival of the team.
70/71 was the installation of Ian Chappell as captain and the building of the team for the seventies.
The mid-eighties was a dire time for the Australian test team until Bobby Simpson was appointed caoch and began building the team that is now coming to the end of its glory.
The great Western Indian team built up under Clive Lloyd came to the end of the road in the mid-nineties despite the presence of Ambrose and Lara.
Its starting to feel like 70/71 again.
Time to face reality and begin planning for the future, not clinging to past glories.
Anyone agree ?