Yeah, won't forget the expression on his face after losing for a long time.
Yeah I was worried about the 10 day gap after the last test, would have loved it to have only been 2 days to hopefully carry on. England regrouped really well.The ghost of this fellow probably has a wry grin tonight.
Thanks to saggers, jondavluc & cokes for their congratulations, anyway.
What a sport, eh? Lose by an innings and 80 runs ten days ago, piss it today. **** me.
I do remember, but I was at school for many of the big moments then. Anyway my nerves have got frayed and all my optimism in my cricket team has been utterly eroded through bitter defeats, or the eighties(barring Australia) and nineties as they were commonly known. Does make me wonder what Pizzorno will be like when he gets to my age
Sounds about right. As does this piece, which is one of the writer's better efforts imo.Well done to England on a deserved victory. It does feel strange this time around as opposed to 2005 when I genuinely believed that we had a side that was capable of being the best team in the world, which was ruined by injuries, poor attitude, lack of focus and many many poor selections. I'd like to think that England can kick on from this victory this time having learned from their mistakes 4 years ago. There are players in this side like Broad, Onions and Trott (and perhaps Swann) who I hold out hope for as they could have a bright future and lead England to being better than a mid-card side at least.
Think a whitewash in South Africa will get their heads right back on this planet tbh.Well done England. Haven't been able to watch as much as I did in 05 and then in 06, but sounds like it was a great series.
Now England need to go to Pakistan and lose 2-0 to complete the cycl--oh.
Let's hope Santa brings us a couple of batsmen for the SA series, as I don't know where else they're going to come from.
Just go over with a few spaces left in the squad and find them while there IMO. Should save money on flights etc.South Africa. Obv.