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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey View Post
    Most of us accepted this loss on the first day didn't we? It hurt then. Not so much now.

    Liked what Tony Greig said about our response to this being a challenge for Australia.
    I think it's just deep down we all knew our team was playing poor cricket and never really deserved to win. England were simply far better, and the end result is completely justified.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    Haha, Gower and Botham saying it will be a wonderful feeling for the England players, that they have their own wonderful memories, then Gower just looks at Nasser and says "what are you doing here?"


    Add to the congratulations here, England far too good over the duration of the series. Deserved to win, and deserve to win (or at least draw) in Sydney. 2-2 would greatly flatter Australia. The fact they can call guys up from their reserves bench and they perform as well, if not better, than the guys who were originally in the team is impressive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    Haha, Gower and Botham saying it will be a wonderful feeling for the England players, that they have their own wonderful memories, then Gower just looks at Nasser and says "what are you doing here?"


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    Well done England, thoroughly deserved win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    Haha, Gower and Botham saying it will be a wonderful feeling for the England players, that they have their own wonderful memories, then Gower just looks at Nasser and says "what are you doing here?"
    Haha that's quality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    Haha, Gower and Botham saying it will be a wonderful feeling for the England players, that they have their own wonderful memories, then Gower just looks at Nasser and says "what are you doing here?"
    Beware the lollipop of mediocrity. Lick once and you suck forever...

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    Not a great idea to keep your fingers crossed Ricky....
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    Tough watch that interview with Ponting
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    A good, frank, honest interview with Ricky I thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Tough watch that interview with Ponting
    I know, I must be getting soft, but I felt for him a bit there.

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    Fair play to Ponting, decent interview, very gracious.

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    Perhaps because it's because you can see that his time is quickly drawing to an end? As a cricket fan that is a definite cause for sadness and IMO that's much sadder for me than losing this test/series.
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    At literally any other stage in his career I'd have been genuinely sympathetic but coming immediately after what he did to Aleem Dar it's a case of .
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Tough watch that interview with Ponting
    Yeah, have to agree, looked a bit of a broken man. Banter aside, it was a bit uncomfortable thinking this might be the end of the road for one of the undoubted greats of the game. It's an uncomfortable contrast with how McGrath and Warne bowed out 4 years ago.
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