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Thread: Sorry but England can't win the Ashes

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    Sorry but England can't win the Ashes

    Despite Vaughney proclaiming that England have all the momentum, I can't help but feel that Australia, having been totally outplayed in the last 2 tests, but losing by 2 runs in one then drawing the other totally have the upper hand. Australia will takemiles of momentum out of this match whilst England will do well just to pick themselves up after such a disappointment.

    Australia have proved that they only need one good day out of 5 to save a test.

    England have been playing out of their skin and have won one test by 2 runs. They can see what an enormous task it is just to win 1 test against Australia even when Australia are playing poorly

    England need to win the final 2 tests. There won't be another draw unless weather intervenes.

    Australia can't play any worse. I can't see England winning one test let alone 2.

    Having said that though, this is a very good England side and clearly second in the world. They will win the ashes in 4 years.
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    another that could have gone in the official thread.

    Australia need more batsmen to lift of they want to win either of the 2 remaining tests though.
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    this guy can be forgiven it was his first post afterall.

    I wish I could believe your logic though sqwerty. A lot of it makes sense but I found myself saying the same thing after the second test.

    This series has been really dominated by England's batting. Every other facet of both sides have been far below par. Australia's batsman are so out of touch right now it's not funny, Australia's bowlers lack any real heat (besides Warne) and are just getting out done by Englands batsman (oh and the fielding doesn't help) and Englands bowling tbh has been quite poor as well. Sure they've caused Australia's batsman some problems but for the tail to be so successful this summer suggests to me Englands bowlers aren't playing all that great.

    the conclusion i've come to is that if all these things remain the same is that England will win the Ashes. If Australia can find some way through their batting, or improve their own batting and follow on from Ponting's momentum then the Ashes will remain in Australia for the umpteenth time.
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    We can, if we win more games than Australia do.

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    Pointless thread. Of course England can win the Ashes. If it hadnt have rained it would be 2-1 England cos we are playing better cricket.

    Nice to see some Aussies respecting an England side for once, and rightly so.

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    Welcome to CW sqwerty ... don't listen to these old fools. This thread is not pointless at all ... proud to say i couldn't live without it

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    Quote Originally Posted by burkey_1988
    Welcome to CW sqwerty ... don't listen to these old fools. This thread is not pointless at all ... proud to say i couldn't live without it
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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyeddie
    Burkey by name, berky by nature.

    Incidentally, how's your brother, Binky?
    He's dead ... thanks very much for bringing it up

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    Quote Originally Posted by burkey_1988
    He's dead ... thanks very much for bringing it up
    Jeez Eddie, was that totally necessary?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad
    Jeez Eddie, was that totally necessary?
    Was kidding by the way ... never had a brother named Binky. I am afraid Ed is mistaken

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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad
    Jeez Eddie, was that totally necessary?
    Oh, dear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burkey_1988
    Was kidding by the way ... never had a brother named Binky. I am afraid Ed is mistaken
    Make that a double-hookup

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    No, I'm not that ignorant Ed

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    o_O You say they can't win, and yet all the evidence you present goes totally against that statement. xD To be sure though, I've never seen the Aussies stay down for long, and it's highly likely that they'll plot and and plan diabolically and return to glory in the next Test. ^_^

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    Of course England can win the ashes even though i do expect more from the likes on Martyn and Gilichrist in the next two matches. England now know they can compete with australia and i wouldnt want too pick a winner

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