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    God save the Aussies!

    Hey there!

    I'm so glad to have found this site! I live in Johannesburg, South Africa, home to the Proteas cricket side... Naturally I am a South African Suppourter, but for The Ashes series 2005 I am Australian all the way! Usually it is unusal for a South African to suppourt Australia, after the World Cup Semi Finals 1999, (it's really difficult for us to get over that!

    So, here's the deal... What's up with Australia... Are they ageing or are England just playing better cricket. If it were not for all this rain the POMS are having, they will be 2-1 up! If Shuan Tait is the future of Australian cricket, then they are going nowhere! If I had to choose between Mastthew Hoggard or Shaun Tait in my team, I'd choose Hoggard...

    By the way, well done to Shaun Pollock and Greame Smith for being chosen to Capitain the World XI... Australia doesn't stand a chance!

    I'd love to hear from all you cricket fans around the world, if you want you can e mail me at voltageinternational@hotmail.com

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    Welcome aboard and I think Rich (Langeveldt) will enjoy another South African on here (they have come and gone in the past).

    Back to your question it is case of luck and England playing well and of course some of Ponting's 'brilliant' captaincy moments.
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    Welcome mate, hope you stick around for a while.

    If I could direct you to the Official thread at the top of the page for all Ashes antics and look forward to seeing your contribution though I'm appalled that you're supporting Australia!

    Anything to do with England beating you in your summer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dean
    Hey there!

    I'm so glad to have found this site! I live in Johannesburg, South Africa, home to the Proteas cricket side... Naturally I am a South African Suppourter
    Great to have another south african fan on the forum! Very few out here!!

    Welcome aboard and hope you have a great time here.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dean
    Hey there!

    I'm so glad to have found this site! I live in Johannesburg, South Africa, home to the Proteas cricket side... Naturally I am a South African Suppourter, but for The Ashes series 2005 I am Australian all the way! Usually it is unusal for a South African to suppourt Australia, after the World Cup Semi Finals 1999, (it's really difficult for us to get over that!

    So, here's the deal... What's up with Australia... Are they ageing or are England just playing better cricket. If it were not for all this rain the POMS are having, they will be 2-1 up! If Shuan Tait is the future of Australian cricket, then they are going nowhere! If I had to choose between Mastthew Hoggard or Shaun Tait in my team, I'd choose Hoggard...

    By the way, well done to Shaun Pollock and Greame Smith for being chosen to Capitain the World XI... Australia doesn't stand a chance!

    I'd love to hear from all you cricket fans around the world, if you want you can e mail me at voltageinternational@hotmail.com
    Welcome to Cricket Web Dean! Make sure u visit Off Topic once in a while
    The answer to ur question is that England have been lucky with a lot of the decision, which is causing the Aussies to have low confidence... but hopefully the Aussies will be back to their usual selves *fingers crossed*
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    Wicked, a SA fan! I was beginning to think I was the only one left in the world..

    Im over in 5 weeks, to watch the series against NZ, anyway hoe gaan dit met jou?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt
    Wicked, a SA fan! I was beginning to think I was the only one left in the world..
    Ahem

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    Yes you are absolutely right, only God can save the aussiess now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piper
    Ahem
    You cant be a SA fan and want England to win the ashes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt
    You cant be a SA fan and want England to win the ashes!
    Why is that then? why would you want aussies to win? any particular reason?

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    Hello and welcome... I'm from Italy, and play cricket... incredible eh? However Tait had a decent debut, considering that the pitch on the first day wasn't provodding any help for him...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt
    You cant be a SA fan and want England to win the ashes!
    not even for the good of cricket?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pothas
    not even for the good of cricket?
    for the good of cricket (test cricket) you could start by ridding it of Zimbabwe and Bangladesh, rather than by worrying how dominant one of the greatest sides ever are..

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    but surely you would like too see their dominance come to an end?

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    Quote Originally Posted by magsi23
    Why is that then? why would you want aussies to win? any particular reason?
    No ive just decided to be pretty damn neutral! I dont like picking and chosing who to support.. I didnt support England when they played in SA this winter, it would be pretty fake of me to jump on the bandwagon now... I might be a traitor, but im not one with double standards

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