Yesterday, I made my first bet on this series with an unconfirmed source.
I did a little searching, and the Road to 2009 Ashes thread was started in February 2008 which means this is an appropriate timeframe to start the thread.
There are some series I'm looking forwards to coming up (the rest of our current series, Saffa at home, India away) but with Australia potentially on the rise again, I now have a keen eye on the summer of 2013 because it could be a slobberknocker.
Key questions for me at this point are:
1. Are Australia 'back' or has this India series masked over cracks in their line-up?
2. Can England sustain the form of the last three years into the next year and a half, including the current series which is on a knife-edge?
3. Which players from either side are likely to miss the cut for this one? And who are candidates to force themselves into contention?
I'm sure this won't be hugely active immediately, but if I know CW it's a thread which will pop up now and again through this year and then start to get really busy. And if the usual 'Road to...' threads are anything to go by, then it's a good place to find Greigys after the fact.
Final thought: 5-0 to England.