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    Were the Ashes devalued by having back to back series?

    Yes imo.

    It's hard to get excited about things when they happen too frequently.

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    I agree, though we'd best not say so too loudly, else we'll be accused of squealing, with some justification

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    Yep, I'm pretty much discounting this one.
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    Yeah we should have agreed to the series but not with the urn on the line.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    Yeah we should have agreed to the series but not with the urn on the line.
    yeah, and not a 5 test series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hendrix View Post
    yeah, and not a 5 test series.
    Yeah, a Twenty20 and a game of tiddlywinks would have been sufficient tbf

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    The only thing that has been devalued is the Ashes in England. This series will live on in the memory for years to come
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    Nah. But the Ashes was devalued by England's incompetence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    Yeah, a Twenty20 and a game of tiddlywinks would have been sufficient tbf
    You mean like the womens ashes in the summer?
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    I thought the 10-match series was really cool as a bit of a novelty, but I wouldn't like to see it happen too often.
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    I don't want to see it happen again. Consecutive series works alright occasionally - for example England vs. New Zealand 12 months ago - 3 Tests in NZ dovetailing into 2 Tests in England almost made it feel like a proper series, but 10 Tests in a row against the same opposition seemed excessive.
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    I didn't mind it because we got 10 Tests in a very short period of time, but yeah, I wouldn't really want it to happen again any time soon. Do kinda feel bad for England since the first series doesn't really matter now. Your own fault for hosting the Olympics though.
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    I think they were devalued by this most recent series here in Oz not being long enough. They should've used a badminton scoring system for the tests, making it first to 21. I would have relished a 21-0 scoreline against 7 different English teams over the course of a series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc View Post
    I didn't mind it because we got 10 Tests in a very short period of time, but yeah, I wouldn't really want it to happen again any time soon. Do kinda feel bad for England since the first series doesn't really matter now. Your own fault for hosting the Olympics though.
    Olympics were nothing to do with it tbh

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    Wasn't the reason we had two in one year because of the Olympics?

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