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    The Aussies lack something...

    Is it pride? No.

    Is it guts? No.

    Is it talent? No.

    Is it the lack a big Queensland left arm quick? Probably.'

    Stuart Clarke wtf? Get Mitchell Johnson in there, he is strong, fast and accurate. Plays with good starch as well.

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    If you ask me, it's passion.

    Warne aside, they've not seemed to have any of that in the side IMO.
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    Just as long as this time next week they're lacking an urn as well.
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    Mitchell Johnson isn't even a regular in the Queensland side yet. He's not in the Australia A team either, he's a reserve for them, which tells you how far he is from the Australian test team.

    Anyway, Australia have lacked luck, ability against reverse swing, catching ability and Glenn McGrath. Without those things, and against an England team which is both very good and playing at the top of its game, it's not unthinkable that they would have trouble.

    Not sure where the lack of passion thing comes from really, I'm sure Australia want to win just as much as ever. And faulting the passion of someone like Brett Lee who has absolutely worked his heart out all series despite all sorts of setbacks seems incredibly unfair on him.
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    To me, there's nowhere near the onfield get up and go that the English have (apart from Warne IMO)

    I said it earlier in the series, and the odd foul-mouthed outburst from the skipper isn't enough to change my mind on it.

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    Warne, Lee, Langer have shown passion in buckets. Clarke has been more like Gilly then Gilly. Gillespie has never stopped trying, even Hayden is thinking about how he can survive to help the cause (debatable whether this way is right for him, however playing his natural game had him undone too so go figure).

    No, they've been outplayed by better cricket for longer periods and they've missed a great bowler, simple as. If they hadn't shown passion, grit and determination it'd all be over by now, it's because they've displayed those qualities that the series remains "open", though whatever happens at the Oval England cannot lose the series, which is still remarkable from my perspective.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    To me, there's nowhere near the onfield get up and go that the English have (apart from Warne IMO)

    I said it earlier in the series, and the odd foul-mouthed outburst from the skipper isn't enough to change my mind on it.
    Like Pedro mentioned, youd have to include Lee there. His head has almost exploded various amounts of times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linda
    Like Pedro mentioned, youd have to include Lee there. His head has almost exploded various amounts of times.
    And Martyn is just cool and handsome, eh Linda? Which is enough for some

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    Katich has played pretty passionately too
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    Only a bunch of convicts having been beaten 3-0 and gone 9 tests without a win and won just 1 in 11 against England could go into the home series saying they will win. England will win in Australia again this winter as they are a better side which they have shown this summer. 3-0 doesn't lie girls.

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    What's been missing appears to have been a little bit of commitment early on.

    A similar thing happened in the tour of Sri Lanka when time and time again (all right, twice) Australia got themselves into a frightful mess early in the game, then suddenly the koala turned into a cougar and they fought thyemselves out of a hole.

    Why that trend has continued into the Ashes series I really don't know, unless the side are just ring-weary. Australia of old used to dig deep BEFORE the cliches were on the table, and put sides out of the game before they knew they were even in one.

    I see retirements - and lots of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro Delgado
    And Martyn is just cool and handsome, eh Linda? Which is enough for some
    I'd prefer cool, handsome and coupiously scoring runs... but I guess I can't have everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc
    Katich has played pretty passionately too
    Yeah i agree, he's been the one i've been most impressed with. In the field he never stops trying and is always there trying to gee 'em up, and when batting he values his wicket immensely
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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyeddie
    What's been missing appears to have been a little bit of commitment early on.

    A similar thing happened in the tour of Sri Lanka when time and time again (all right, twice) Australia got themselves into a frightful mess early in the game, then suddenly the koala turned into a cougar and they fought thyemselves out of a hole.

    Why that trend has continued into the Ashes series I really don't know, unless the side are just ring-weary. Australia of old used to dig deep BEFORE the cliches were on the table, and put sides out of the game before they knew they were even in one.

    I see retirements - and lots of them.
    that is very true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyeddie
    Just as long as this time next week they're lacking an urn as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clarence
    Is it pride? No.

    Is it guts? No.

    Is it talent? No.
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