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    Should her Majest Queen Elizabeth grank OBEs /Knighthoods to the Australian Team?

    We all know what happened after the last Ashes series win - All of the England Team including coaches , managers, physio 's and even baggage boys got OBE's ( am not sure if anyone got knighthood) .

    Since Australia are now on the verge of cleaning England out 5-0 - shouldn't the Australians deserve better ? (afterall England only just managed to win the Ashes - not a clean white wash).

    Since Australia still has her as head of State she could still give honorary titles to the Aussies. (I know occasional American Citizens in the past who have been given knighthoods- although they only use their title while in England only IIRC.)

    She would be setting a great precedent IMO . Any thoughts ....

    Edit - could one of the Mods please alter the title - A typo seems to have crept in -it should read "her majesty" not her majest as it does now.
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    I don't think the Aussie Government will allow any knigthoods these days, I wonder which Aussies since Bradman would have been given them:

    Benaud
    Lillee
    Border
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    Warne
    You know it makes sense.

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    Couldn't honestly see Warne getting one with his personal life, but Benaud & SR Waugh would be shoo-ins.

    A shame really, I think Sir Steve & Sir Richie would suit them!
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    If June Sarpong can get a MBE then the Aus cricket team may as well have one.
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    Can't think of anyone who deserves a knighthood as much as Richie. Sir Richie Benaud.

    If Waugh deserves knighthood then Border definitely does. Integral part of what we see now. Turned Australia from shocking to best in the world under his captaincy. Then continued to ensure the domination by becoming a selector.
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    As archie suggested, since Whitlam we don't accept knighthoods any more, by law. Our PMs don't even get knighted any more. The last one was McMahon, which means we'll never see Sir John Howard, thank the Lord.

    We've got our own system of national awards that nobody cares about. IIRC, Richie Benaud has already recieved the highest one available to sportspeople.
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    She might as well just give them a tube of Smarties, they're worth about as much as the Honours List these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James90
    Can't think of anyone who deserves a knighthood as much as Richie. Sir Richie Benaud.

    If Waugh deserves knighthood then Border definitely does. Integral part of what we see now. Turned Australia from shocking to best in the world under his captaincy. Then continued to ensure the domination by becoming a selector.
    I was thinking that Waugh would be more of a certainty because of the stirling work he's done for children in India. Spoting success + charity work would equal Sir Steve were he a Pom, as horrible a thought as that is to all Aussies I'm sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JASON

    Edit - could one of the Mods please alter the title - A typo seems to have crept in -it should read "her majesty" not her majest as it does now.

    Does this mean that you're happy to leave the word "grank" in the title?

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    The difference between England's ashes victory and Australia's ashes victory is that ours was a hell of a lot more exciting which caused a massive rise in the amount of people interested in cricket, we were also big underdogs to win at the start of the series.

    Australia winning the ashes now is expected, i don't think anyone really though we had a chance of beating you so it'd be a bit weird any of the Aussie team receiving an nonour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by open365
    The difference between England's ashes victory and Australia's ashes victory is that ours was a hell of a lot more exciting which caused a massive rise in the amount of people interested in cricket, we were also big underdogs to win at the start of the series.

    Australia winning the ashes now is expected, i don't think anyone really though we had a chance of beating you so it'd be a bit weird any of the Aussie team receiving an nonour.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cameeel
    50'000 Poms travelling to Australia says otherwise
    A chance to visit your beautifull country and watch the cricket, whether we win or not i would say it's a pretty worth while trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matteh
    If June Sarpong can get a MBE then the Aus cricket team may as well have one.
    JUNE SARPONG GOT AN MBE?!?!?!?!?

    FFS...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barney Rubble
    JUNE SARPONG GOT AN MBE?!?!?!?!?

    FFS...
    Services to broadcasting (erm what?) and charity (ambassador for Prince's Trust, ahh so that's why she's got it).

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