The board says it all.

The board says it all. Photo: AFP

England's intricate preparation for every aspect of this Ashes tour continues, flying families into Perth from England several days ahead of the team's arrival so they are not jet-lagged and disturbing players in the middle of the night.

England has been thrashed by a total of 599 runs in the first two Tests and is apparently down for the count as the team travels to Perth on Tuesday for the third Test, starting on Friday.

The tourists will be hoping the reunion with partners and children can spark a stunning turnaround and lift in morale.