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Contrary to the thinking I think England are keen to experiment. After too much cricket during 2013 they will take it easier in 2014 . Win or loose they need to just have fun, there's only 15 or so teams that play cricket do sometimes you will be top and other times not, not sure they will be motivated to excel again for a while yet! Just have gun
Hmm. Regardless of England's previous results they are surely playing to win today?? Some of these guys are playing for their spots/careers..
England are the best team in the world in all formats. They only ever lose due to lack of motivation just ask Bonzo
The look a completely different team without Stuart Broad.
The slaughter continues...
Gee ,this cricket feels flat after the Test series. We need to see another 5 Tests!
With Morgan in it might be time to get the spinners off - maybe McKay an over or two then Faulkner or Watson
Need Morgan's wicket - like to see McKay bowl a couple.........
Is Bonzo being sarcastic?? It is hard to tell..
I don't think he's feigning stupidity, it's the real thing!
What I say is what I think. We all are entitled to opinions, I just think England played too much last year and the India win was way more important than another ashes win
We can all make excuses.
Yes, but was it more important than an ashes whitewash?
Yes probably more important than a whitewash in Australia as England whitewashed Australia I'm England in July 2013 so India was probably more important! And before anyone says anything zip is a whitewash
Funny...if you look up whitewash in wikipedia it already lists Australia's defeat of England 2013-2014 as a whitewash BUT nowhere to be seen is the last ashes series.Obviously not a "whitewash".Perhaps you can also manipulate the terms win and lose ie England is better than any other team when they lose due to lack of motivation.
Bonzo, just keep saying that... to the English press!
Has anybody listened to radio or watched the cricket shows? It's weird. They are all still talking about how England lost and how they need to rebuild. Hardly a mention about how good Australia played! It must be infuriating to Australian fans.
...............would have got more coverage had the opposition not been so pathetic.
England have been great just a little jaded, they won in the summer so all things equal no rebuilding just refocus needed.
Stevo England were pathetic so why does the topic get so much air time? Even we are discussing it when most have moved on. Why can't a radio or tv show fill the time with how good Australia are and talk about being no.1 when they beat South Africa next month?
Just making the case that you win some you lose some but as long as you have fun all good . When motivation returns in the summer they'll be ok. I think the media just dreams up issues . They will win when the times right
Ok - fair comment. Sorry for saying that you're stupid. :(
1 both poms an Aussies see The Ashes as the most important series. 2 as cricket now is a "job" players know loss of form means the sack and back to hard work for poor money. 3 the reason they make it to the top level is as well as been talented at a sport they are competitive and hate losing. 4 players retire when they lose motivation fact... Just. Accept Australia are the better team at this time
Poms need to get a wriggle on if they want 280-300 (pitch is a belter)
Test cricket is a mind game, One-Day isn't! The latter is just a bit of fun that can never produce the tension of the long game. In what other sport can two teams play for five days and end in a thrilling draw. Doesn't happen often but when it does...WOW!! -
Test cricket is a mind game, One-Day isn't! The latter is just a bit of fun that can never produce the tension of the long game.
In what other sport can two teams play for five days and end in a thrilling draw. Doesn't happen often but when it does...WOW!! -
270 looks on paper to be a reasonable score but Australia has so many pinch hitters in their side they could make very short work of this target.
England must not be "motivated" to win the fielding is Pathetic
Thanks for finally agreeing, just good fun . Off to work tomorrow so no more commentary from me. I've enjoyed the chat but have never watched a game live or on Tv but always read the reports and my facts are always true as I see them. Enjoy the rest of the summer guys,,,,enjoy
Well done to Warner for walking thinking he was out but more shame and disgrace to the pommies for claiming the catch when it clearly bounced. The pommies really are a shambles and are trying to win at any cost.
No harm in trying . England are playing with the Aussies. Our poshies vs your scallies!
Fair go mate, Healy who has kept at this level said to a keepers feel it was out. Without the replay it looked out and with it 50/50
Further more WArner had a better view than even the cameras. He walked because it was likely out
Have the silly poms won a game on tour, yet?
Yep, they won a tour match against a country XI back in November; but, its been a long between drinks.At least the can't blame the batsmen this time; the bowling stocks look woeful without Broad, to a lesser extent Anderson and now Swann is gone. p.s. they haven't lost this one - well at least not yet.
Yep, they won a tour match against a country XI back in November; but, its been a long between drinks.
At least the can't blame the batsmen this time; the bowling stocks look woeful without Broad, to a lesser extent Anderson and now Swann is gone.
p.s. they haven't lost this one - well at least not yet.
Cheers Foxy.Oh well, congrats to Seamen Stains and his uhhmmm fellow cricketers for sneaking a win against the country 11.also like to say Foxy that i'm fan of your commentary, you've pretty much been spot on with your postings this summer. But don't get a big head because the fox hat may not fit.
Englishman Abbott must be choking on his kippers again now that his beloved pommy countrymen have lost yet again!!
I'm all too late but I see that no-one was commenting on Watson wasting space. Again.
Has the next Ashes been announced and will it be I'm England or Australia next time?
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