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    England is nothing short of rubbish

    This has to be the most spineless performance I've seen from a team in a long time. I know NZ has had its fair share of one sided losses but most of the time this has been due to us not having the players to compete at the top level. What is England's excuse?

    The commitment levels are just not there. I am not an England fan but it pains me to see a team play like this. They're not putting in any effort. It's disgusting.
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    We've been mentally shot for weeks and everyone knew this was happening from Adelaide onwards. No-one can do anything when they're not mentally there, end of story.
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    Worst team performance I can recall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup View Post
    We've been mentally shot for weeks and everyone knew this was happening from Adelaide onwards. No-one can do anything when they're not mentally there, end of story.
    I am not singling out any one performance here. I'm talking about ALL of them.

    Any team can have a bad couple of tests but to lose 5 in this fashion? Unbelievable.
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    Hard to pull yourself out of a position like the one they were in very early in the series. Slippery slope...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    Hard to pull yourself out of a position like the one they were in very early in the series. Slippery slope...
    True but I think it's fair to say we all expected some fight.
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    On the plus side we still scored more in our 1st innings on Boxing Day than the Aussies did last time round. So you know, there;s that.
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    Amazing turn around. Australia turned up the heat this series and England went down without a whimper.

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    And i can't see too much changing in the summer. The same set-up and coaches means no kick up the backside and therefore continued complacency.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup View Post
    We've been mentally shot for weeks and everyone knew this was happening from Adelaide onwards. No-one can do anything when they're not mentally there, end of story.
    You've been extremely gentle on Cook in that rather simplistic assessment. Surely he'd have to take some of the load for the mental frailty as the series went on?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup View Post
    We've been mentally shot for weeks and everyone knew this was happening from Adelaide onwards. No-one can do anything when they're not mentally there, end of story.
    It's not unreasonable to expect highly paid professionals to do their job.

    The question is why were they mentally shot? It isn't something that can just be trotted out to excuse this sort of garbage.
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    Much like India in England and Australia and Australia in India once the tide has turned against you it is almost impossible to stop it.

    Has to be serious questions asked about the gutless displays in the last couple of tests though, being beaten is one thing but showing no fight is unacceptable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wpdavid View Post
    It's not unreasonable to expect highly paid professionals to do their job.

    The question is why were they mentally shot? It isn't something that can just be trotted out to excuse this sort of garbage.
    Precisely

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    As an Australian trying to view this from a neutral point of view, I can't help but feel as though this is the lowest point that England have reached in a very long time. It's one thing for mediocre English teams to be beaten by one of the greatest teams of all time during the 90/00s, but for this English team which reached #1 in the test rankings to lose so comprehensively is absolutely shocking. It's not even just that they lost; apart from a couple of isolated sessions, England never looked anywhere close to being in the game at all.

    This is of course taking nothing away from Australia, who played remarkably well with what they have.
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    It's all about the first two tests. Once you get beaten badly in them, it is very hard to make a comeback. Going through all whitewashes in the last two years, the teams managed to compete in the first two matches even though they still got beaten.

    But for the remainder of the series, it was just going through the motions with the players' confidence shot
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