View Poll Results: To Australian fans, which was the more satisfying victory?

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    To Australian fans...

    Which was the more satisfying victory, the Ashes or the World Cup? (Probably a touch of arrogance here, but meh.)

    Ashes for mine and quite easily at that
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    Ashes quite easily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    Which was the more satisfying victory, the Ashes or the World Cup? (Probably a touch of arrogance here, but meh.)

    Ashes for mine and quite easily at that
    Yep, not much doubt about it really.

    I hold tests as more significant that ODIs in general, and then when you add in the convincing nature of the victory, the fact that it was Ashes, and the fact that Australia had recently lost the Ashes, it was quite easily more satisfying than the WC - where I often felt that we had everything to lose and nothing to gain.

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    Tests > ODI

    If, however, the World Cup was made competitive I'd probably have cared more. Even though we destroyed England 5-Zip, the World Cup was more of a joke, really.
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    The Ashes because of the revenge factor. If however, in 2005, Australia had completely destroyed the English then repeated the dosage in 2006/07, then it probably would have been a closer decision. The world cup I think just lacked a bit of back story (despite the 3 in a row).

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    Ashes by a country mile, oh it felt so good to see Aussies trash the Poms the way they did , but having said that i also rate WC triumph very highly to because we won it so convincingly when everyone felt Aussies won't win the WC this time around, so it was great to prove all those critics wrong

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    The Ashes quite easily for the simple fact that i rate test cricket in higher regard than ODI's. Still, winning the WC as extremely satisfying given the "dads army" "they've lost their aura" etc. comments in the leadup to it after losing the CH.
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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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    I understand the history of the Ashes and love test cricket but I find it hard to believe Australian fans consider beating England better than beating the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiery View Post
    I understand the history of the Ashes and love test cricket but I find it hard to believe Australian fans consider beating England better than beating the world.
    Australian fans consider test cricket more important than one day cricket, basically.

    As a New Zealander, you wouldn't understand because you don't play tests anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Australian fans consider test cricket more important than one day cricket, basically.

    As a New Zealander, you wouldn't understand because you don't play tests anymore.
    mmm, I suppose. Had Australia not had to regain the Ashes would the results of this poll been completely different?

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    Easy choice of the Ashes considering England had taken them away from us after 16 years of our dominance. Revenge was sweet, very sweet. The World Cup wasn't exactly welcome, but not as much as retaining the Ashes from the English, our traditional enemies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiery View Post
    mmm, I suppose. Had Australia not had to regain the Ashes would the results of this poll been completely different?
    Yeah, because the poll is about the most satisfying victory. The least possible satisfying victory is a loss!

    I assure you though, if this poll was held before the Ashes, asking which we'd rather win, the results would be very similar.

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    I think the poll would have been different in 2003 on the same topic. Losing to England in '05 and then hammering them as the second best test side 5-0 on the return leg is far more satisfying than winning the WC for the third time in a row without a single challenging match. Beating a fairly mediocre England side 4-1 and then winning a pretty challenging WC with a new look side under a new captain was a different matter, and the WC was more satisfying last time, IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Yeah, because the poll is about the most satisfying victory. The least possible satisfying victory is a loss!

    I assure you though, if this poll was held before the Ashes, asking which we'd rather win, the results would be very similar.
    Indeed.

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