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Not in my books Brad and I seem to have had so many responses to my blogs that I'm in the majority that think the humiliation is with Australia. Just read mate!
Well done Australia, you have excelled in every aspect of the game and deserved to win 12 games and win all three series. England are a gutless hopeless rabble who go home in complete disgrace.
@bonzo england has been humiliated this summer. There are no excuses accept it. Their performance this whole series has been a disgrace. A guess the queen wont be knighting the players when they return home this year.
Your view Brad, not mine of course!! I only have praise after a schedule like that!
Muirhead you beauty. Would love to see this kid do as well as Warne or McGill. What's your view on the kid Michael?
He's a special talent. Would hate to see him thrown into Test cricket too soon. Give him a couple of years to earn his stripes in the Sheffield Shield. Especially if Nathan Lyon keeps performing the way he has.
Micheal. Will you be blogging the SA tour? Get management to send you their
I wish! I'll be at Campbelltown and Belmore. Far more beautiful places.
Ding ding ding Game over as the Irishman leaves the ground
Australia just had a Root extraction, can the Irishman get the poms over the line
As an ex. Victorian I love Wade. I do however feel Payne is both a better keeper and bat
Scotland beat UAE by 41 runs might be a future England player amongst them. England sure struggle to develop home grown talent
Good last over by the South African, 26 runs. He has got a big mouth but nothing to back it up with. Pathetic.
When did Tasmania become part of South Africa?
I didnt know kevin pietersen was playing tonight?
Thats Dernbach who was born in Johannesburg South Africa you mental pygmies.
Great last over by DUDBeck
Any truth in the rumor that Australia Men's team asked to play England's woman's team tonight in order to give the poms a chance and the crowd a closer game?
They gave them a chance .... They're one player short. They keep picking Maxwell. He's never earned selection and never justified it once there. A complete mystery!
Agree. Plus they carrying wade and christian in saddle bags.Best chance for England yet
Agree. Plus they carrying wade and christian in saddle bags.
Best chance for England yet
The Poms have shown little to no ticker this summer. They are professional cricketers in name only.
Well played Southern Stars to win the woman's T20 series and one day series
Wimbelton should be played at Kooyong, AFL Grand Final in Seattle . What ya reckon Bonzo
What sort of post is that share it around!!
Better still, don't share it around - better to keep your meanderings to yourself.
Well played Southern Stars. Kept the English girls to 101. May have lost the Ashes however fighting it out well. Well done 9 for showing the game on Gem please start showing all games our woman's team play
3 day tests, come on. As for the Ashes being open to other countries, you can't be serious. The ashes are symbolic between Australia and England, it's a name, tests are already open to everyone ." Cricket fan" tell me which posts make sense and have got you talking. So Bonzo if we don't agree with you we have limited understanding (despite play the game for thirty years). Is this coming from the same bloke that has stated he has never watched a match?
Thank you cricket fan . I thought it was either Mitch or Armchair . If you had read other blogs and comments , there has been other support for my views too. I may not have watched a game as I dislike crowds and have never bothered with TV but I can read. My main points hold a lot of logic , look how successful soccer is on he world stage. Short 3 week tours and shortened games are the way to go , we all want instant entertainment , not demotivated , bored sportsman and spectators!
I promise to try and keep Bonzo of the computer today but if he manages to get online, I'll apologize in advance for the 3 day test rubbish and players not wanting to come, the England is still No1 dreaming, the " 3-0 whitewashing" and of course the ever reliable and regretable "England will win when they want to" line.
All those comments are what I believe so we are all entitled to our opinions. Those changes to the game would be fantastic and truly believe when they have a full compliment of players willing to travel and they wish to win , they will. I'm the meantime concentrate on your limited understanding and focus and cricket will remain a side sport rather than a world sport it could become and risen The Ashes to more countries to allow more players to experience it
I've really enjoyed the banter and mock Bonzo if you wish but he has belief and I respect him for that, he never wavers and I for one have really enjoyed his posts and a lot of it has made sense and got us talking about the relevance of the current set up
Bonzo By using your logic then that means Australia after 16 straight years of beating England home and away. Also ranked1 for so long, got bored with winning, lost motivation. England were not the better team when they finally won. Australia's players were suck of winning. Makes sense to me. Our three Ashes losses in a row. It was because Australia lacked motivation still. Gotcha Bonzo. To think I thought an ageing Australia after 16 years were beaten by a very good English team. I admit I was wrong We are the best team always have been just lost motivation for 3 series.
Bonzo The Ashes can only ever be played between England and Australia. It started after Australia beat England in England( oh you would not know this as you believe teams always win at home) A journalist wrote an obituary saying RIP English cricket. At a later time here in Aus a couple of woman burnt some bails placed in an Urn and gave to England management. You may not believe this but it was after England did what you say never happens OMG. England won in Australia. Ever since the winning team regains or retains the Ashes while the losing team feels the hurt from Death of cricket in that country. The ICC are trying to formulate a Test series between the top 4 ranked countries very 4 years with the winner awarded a trophy. As number 1 Test nation
Thanks for your opinions Armchair. All I'm saying us look forward not back, the ICC are finally beginning to think creatively otherwise the Indians will pull out of International cricket. A 4 year comp is a good idea so we have some agreement because rankings in there current state are nonesense as you could play Canada and Belgium one year and South Africa and India the next. As for The Ashes, forget the history, concentrate on rebranding to make more inclusive !
Bonzo its an ICC idea not mine. Re your comment about rankings being unfair. You will actually find Australia SA India and England play each other more than any other nation. Maybe your right. It does seem unfair Australia can pick up easy points against a country so week and inept at cricket it has to fill its National team with imports. Yes England Are no longer worthy opponents
Your weren't saying that a few months ago Armchair . In fact if you logic is right then Australia is really England B with all those Anglos . The world like the game is moving on leaving your nation thoughts in the past. It's fantastic that England in multi cultural and remains the top cricket playing nation.
Nice try BonZo however your nationality is where you were born regardles of your parents or ancestors nationality. Stokes born a kiwi, England's next opener wi be la good one he is Australian born. England's population 56 million Australia's 24 minion yet we do not need imports to fill our team.
Armchair - here we go again, national team with imports, maybe read a history book or two and you just might get to understand englands relationship with sth Africa, nz, Ireland, the carribean and even Australia. There are family ties with many of these imports. This aussie moaning is so boring
Bonzo I've always felt it great England allows so many players born overseas to play for England. Without it England would be the lowest ranked team in the ICC. That would be humiliating.
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