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    Quote Originally Posted by TumTum View Post
    Outsiders whining about the Ashes not being a great contest and is all about tradition etc
    Agree, the other nutty one I hear is, why does the Ashes have to be between England & Oz, why can't so and so team play for the Ashes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Imagine how horse racing fans feel when everyone thinks they're an expert come spring racing season every year.

    I couldn't give a **** about racing tbh, but if I was a fan and heard random dicks (who never get a chance to wear a suit in their life so get excited come October when they can spill goon all over their tie) talk about how So You Think is a lock etc.
    This. ****ing does my head in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    I already said that.
    I know. I just thought that it was such a fundamental problem I would say it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacknife View Post
    Agree, the other nutty one I hear is, why does the Ashes have to be between England & Oz, why can't so and so team play for the Ashes.
    Racism tbh
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    Quote Originally Posted by stephen View Post
    I know. I just thought that it was such a fundamental problem I would say it again.
    It is a valid point, going to be a long couple of years. This is the only series that gets the passion really flowing for both countries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    It is a valid point, going to be a long couple of years. This is the only series that gets the passion really flowing for both countries.
    India at home will get my passion going. Will be one hell of a series. Hopefully a lot closer than the current series England are playing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey View Post
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    This
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    and then some more of this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacknife View Post
    Agree, the other nutty one I hear is, why does the Ashes have to be between England & Oz, why can't so and so team play for the Ashes.
    I heard a comment yesterday by some douche trying to bag out a kiwi by staying NZ are so **** because they're not in the Ashes. I resisted the temptation to give him a benchy-style beating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by simmy View Post
    India at home will get my passion going. Will be one hell of a series. Hopefully a lot closer than the current series England are playing.
    That is a brave statement with 3 tests still to play.

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    Pretty hard to find any negatives, but the timing of the tests down under is a ball ache for those of us in the senior hemipshere.

    Coverage of Perth starts at 2.00am on Sky here, so imagine play will start either 30 or 60 mins after, can't decide if that's worse than the more eastern tests or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Pretty hard to find any negatives, but the timing of the tests down under is a ball ache for those of us in the senior hemipshere.

    Coverage of Perth starts at 2.00am on Sky here, so imagine play will start either 30 or 60 mins after, can't decide if that's worse than the more eastern tests or not.
    IIRC play was starting around 8pm in 2005, 2009 etc., so I was always able to get at least one session in at a decent time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Pretty hard to find any negatives, but the timing of the tests down under is a ball ache for those of us in the senior hemipshere.

    Coverage of Perth starts at 2.00am on Sky here, so imagine play will start either 30 or 60 mins after, can't decide if that's worse than the more eastern tests or not.
    Pretty dire for me as I try to juggle two timezones because it crosses over into the only 'limbo' I really have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    IIRC play was starting around 8pm in 2005, 2009 etc., so I was always able to get at least one session in at a decent time.
    Yeah, the timing for us Aussies isn't really that bad, can always get the first session in without having to be awake at an unreasonable hour. Feel for the English; how they managed to get up during the 90s to watch a game is beyond me.
    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    Only a bunch of convicts having been beaten 3-0 and gone 9 tests without a win and won just 1 in 11 against England could go into the home series saying they will win. England will win in Australia again this winter as they are a better side which they have shown this summer. 3-0 doesn't lie girls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey View Post
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    I think this is more a general annoyance rather than Ashes related.

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