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    I feel sorry for Ricky Ponting

    Every day for the rest of his life, he's going to have to get up in the morning, look in the mirror, and see the scar that Steve Harmison's first-morning bouncer left on his right cheek, and be reminded of the fact that he was the captain who lost the Ashes.

    I wouldn't wish that on anyone, even someone as much as I dislike as much as I dislike Ponting.

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    You're either a liar or you've been turned soft by years of public schoolboy-ness and Matt Wood posters.
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    I have no ounce of sympathy at all. At the end of the day, his team were outplayed and Vaughan's team deserved to be the ones who won the Ashes far more.

    As for the scar, I'm sure Willie Mason could do worse than Harmison

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    thats quiet a cool scar, has to be said
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup
    You're either a liar or you've been turned soft by years of public schoolboy-ness and Matt Wood posters.
    I think it's the soft option.

    But thinking about it now it's brought the whole "sub fielder rant" issue back to me, and I've now realised that I don't feel sorry for him in the slightest. I really do dislike that man, and losing the Ashes was his own fault any way. It was pretty much the only mark Harmy left on the series anyway - we've got to give him something.

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    I feel more sorry for Kasprowicz. Three more runs and Australia would have almost certainly retained the Ashes
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    I'm sure it's a difficult life being a professional cricketer. I don't feel for him one bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James90
    I feel more sorry for Kasprowicz. Three more runs and Australia would have almost certainly retained the Ashes
    true, but if england had got one more wicket then they would have still won the ashes 3-2

    and no i dont feel sorry for ponting, although he gives his all and is totally dedicated it was his inept captaincy that really cost australia at key times during the series, one wonders if warne was captain then would the result have been diffrent ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger
    true, but if england had got one more wicket then they would have still won the ashes 3-2
    Nope, If Kasper had got 2 more runs and if England had got 1 more wicket, Australia would have still retained the ashes.

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    I feel sorry for Punter, but it's more to do with him resembling GW Bush than anything else.

    Great batter but pretty ordinary captain, think that's about right?
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    sums it up nicely for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger
    sums it up nicely for me.
    And me.

    And he also resembles a monkey from time to time, by the way.

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    And me.

    And he also resembles a monkey from time to time, by the way.
    Yep he definitely looks like a chimp. Ponting always reminds me of the George dubya impression on Dead Ringers as well.
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    i think Ponting was put through a tough time in the ashes.

    i think he was a bit shell shocked by how england played and didnt have any plan b.

    But lets rember he was also let down by himself and his fellow players so i don't think you could blame it all on ponting.

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    I think those who went into the series rubbishing England should be copping most of the flack.. I know I thought England would be pasted 4-0, but that was due to Aussie greatness, not "Hoggard is a useless net bowler" type statements.. There are worse people in Aussie cricket than Ponting..

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