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Posted: 17 Jul 05, 05:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

With only 4 days to go till England take on the Ausses in Cricket's Ashes what are your predictions?

I think it will be very close but I am pleased that Pieterson has been given a chance I still think its a huge gamble to not select the experienced Thorpe with balls coming in from Brett Lee and McGrath. England's bowlers look sharp Harmison still continues to excite me and Freddie Flintoff has come on leaps and bounds after being an over-weight piss head he's now one of countries brightest hopes. Who says fairy tales don't happen!

The battle of the two captains will be interesting Ponting is a better batsman than Vaughan but I also think Vaughan is a better Captain. Whatever happens it will be very good and I'm going (weather permitting) for a 3-2 win for England.


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Posted: 17 Jul 05, 05:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

well australia haven't been playing their best lately. But as ou said Brett Lee is in fine form. And Warne is back so i think that australia may have the upper hand.

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Posted: 17 Jul 05, 06:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think we have a chance but with the poor show we put in the last ODI my optinism has faded slightly.
It's a really good XI though, and if 8 or 9 perform really well the same days we can win it. Ashley Giles is really dependable with bat and ball which gives us a strong tail and a good bowling line up when Harmi and Hoggard are firing correctly.
I reckon we'll win 3-1 with the rain saving us on one occassion.
If we didn't pick England to win we deserve to be shot!


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Posted: 17 Jul 05, 06:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Having Pieterson and Flintoff in the same team worries me. Both play a similiar game - so 30-3 could easily become 50-5.

But this is by far the best england team in years.

Key contest: england bowlers vs Gilchrist. He is by far the most dangerous Test batsman in the world. You haven't bowled out the Aussies until you get Gilchrist out. Aus 250-6 with him in can become 400 all out. If they can contain him - they have a decent chance.

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Posted: 17 Jul 05, 10:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think next summer with England slightly more experienced and Australia even older, this migh have been even.

This summer is too soon. Australia to have won the series by the end of the fourth test.

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Posted: 17 Jul 05, 17:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Looking forward to taking a tenner off young Flashman after Australia retain the Ashes and I keep the bragging rights for a couple more years.


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Posted: 18 Jul 05, 09:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

england to win
saying that i thought the lions would beat the all blacks 3-0

i was wrong


but it'll be a great series hopefully, much more competative than the last few series.

i think thorpe should have been in the squad his average is very good against australia


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Posted: 21 Jul 05, 07:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

well they are well and truly under way now. Come on boys. Four early wickets, lets hope we build on this!

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Posted: 21 Jul 05, 11:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sodding Glenn McGrath! Was happy as pie at work for once, until the last 30 mins.

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Posted: 21 Jul 05, 13:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I know what you mean Eggy. Everytime I left my computer at work and come back another wicket had fallen. What's going on?


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Posted: 21 Jul 05, 13:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 22 Jul 05, 02:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Boo, ya fucking Pommy pricks.

Yeah, sorry. Needed to get that off my chest. As you were.

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Posted: 22 Jul 05, 06:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

iGSM wrote:

Boo, ya fucking Pommy pricks.

Yeah, sorry. Needed to get that off my chest. As you were.

*sings 7 for 92*



i've often wondered, if australia is so bloody great, as they like to remind us, why is seemingly the entire youth population of australia working in bars in london?


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Posted: 24 Jul 05, 08:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

We don't want to disturb the balance of all the backpackers in Australia.

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Anywho I think we now realise that England/English press made a tiny mistake about saying Australia is on the way out. h0h0, ownned Marcus Trescothick.


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Posted: 08 Aug 05, 12:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well as no one else seemed interested about probably the best game of cricket I have seen ever... What a match. 3 and a half days of awesome tension. We had the box seat from Thursday lunch till Sat morning. Then after a morning of throwing it all away super Fred hit that super knock which put us right back in it. Then after some good bowling we almost lose it to some awesome displays by Warney and Brett Lee. 2 fucking runs, the moment I was ready to throw in the towel we got the wicket. I really thought after Simon Jones dropped that catch it was all over.

1 - 1. I have to say I think the Aussies are favourites for Old Trafford but I reckon we can win the series 3-2 with a thriller at the oval, where I shall be attendance!

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Posted: 08 Aug 05, 13:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

England must get the next win. If they go behind again that will be that.

My prediction still lives...

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Posted: 09 Aug 05, 01:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

God, that fucking cunt Geriant Jones CAN catch. Who of thunk that? The other Jones can't...and Kevin Peitersen is having a bit of trouble keeping 'em in the hands too.

Good win, England. Good win.


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Posted: 09 Aug 05, 10:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yes
twas very exciting. probably the best game i've ever seen [i just about remember headingly '81 too]

are lee and mcgrath both out of the test at old trafford?

or is it a bit of australian mind games?


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Posted: 09 Aug 05, 10:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

McGrath has an ankle injury of some sort and Lee has an infected knee. God, Australia have called up Stuart Clark - the man with no neck (heh, Gladstone Small anyone?)

I wish I was alive for 'Botham's Match'. Every Ashes book I read I dread reading '81. Although I do like the 500-1 chance that Lillee/Marsh bet on.


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Posted: 11 Aug 05, 17:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I predicted that we would win the last 2nd Test with just a couple of runs to go ... OK, I didn't WANT it to be like that but I DID predict it ;o)

And today Michael Vaughan finally remembered what that length of willow in his hands is for ...


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