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      Rushie
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      The Ashes
      Nov 22, 2006 11:28:24 pm
      I am a bit of a fan of the cricket on the side - but tonight's reds game has messed up what was to be my new routine.

      Wake up @ Midnight - have breakfast watch the cricket.

      Have my lunch at 6am - just as cricket finishes on Sky.

      8am - go to work.

      Midday - have my Tea.

      5pm - come home from work. Go straight to bed.


      Anyway.....Come on England!!!!!!!!  Let's bring that little urn back home.
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      Re: The Ashes
      Reply #1: Nov 23, 2006 12:43:34 am
      I was planning on staying up and watching it but the Aussies are 40-0 already so going to bed.
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      Re: The Ashes
      Reply #2: Nov 23, 2006 05:09:04 pm
      Wow, I'm accually suprised.
      There are Cricket fans on this forum!
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      Re: The Ashes
      Reply #3: Nov 23, 2006 06:17:54 pm
      Everyone needs to have a summer sport!!

      Not so good after the first day.  Let's hope we whittle the Aussies out quickly tonight.
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      Re: The Ashes
      Reply #4: Nov 24, 2006 07:09:54 pm
      well i have a bet on with a freind that the aussies will win it
      JD
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      Reply #5: Nov 25, 2006 12:05:32 am
      well i have a bet on with a freind that the aussies will win it

      Terrible.  I have just put a fiver on England to retain the Ashes.
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      Reply #6: Nov 25, 2006 11:45:22 am
      haha i dont really follow cricket but i think the aussies will win
      JD
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      Re: The Ashes
      Reply #7: Nov 25, 2006 12:49:42 pm
      You could well be right.  They are definitely mocking us in this first test match by going in to bat again when they didn't need to.

      Oh, how I would love it if there cunning plan backfired on them and we did bat for two days - but - unlikely :(
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      Re: The Ashes
      Reply #8: Nov 26, 2006 12:59:41 pm
      Come on England, Bat the last day out and get a draw. That would be funny, I thought Ponting was a bit cocky batting again and not making England follow on!  :)
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      Re: The Ashes
      Reply #9: Nov 26, 2006 01:18:46 pm
      Must admit - I stayed up till about 2am last night watching it.

      We were 40 for 2 - and I still haven't dared look at the score yet....but your post Crazy Horse has given me some optimism (?false) - gonna go check it now.
      Crazy Horse
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      Reply #10: Nov 26, 2006 05:05:01 pm
      Must admit - I stayed up till about 2am last night watching it.

      We were 40 for 2 - and I still haven't dared look at the score yet....but your post Crazy Horse has given me some optimism (?false) - gonna go check it now.

      Its not false KK, we can do this! I just wish Shane Warne would have a day off, The man is just fantastic, unluckilly for us!
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      Reply #11: Nov 26, 2006 05:41:29 pm
      Yeah just checked.  Good stuff.  Let's face it thought.  They will have us bowled out quck enough.  However I wish I had laid a incey-wincey bet when England were 125/1 to win this test match.  When the Aussies came back in to bat.

      Restored a bit of pride with last night's score.  Just need a bit of Istanbul spirit.
      willowlfc
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      Reply #12: Nov 26, 2006 05:48:57 pm
      http://www.live-footy.org/index.html go on that and scroll down to the ashes and click it but only when its near the time tho or else it puts you tho to the forum. this is for the people that dont have access to sky sports like myself.
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      Reply #13: Nov 26, 2006 08:53:40 pm
      I love Cricket, but I think it's safe to say the England team aren't what they were when we won the Ashes last year. We're getting a right beating... where's Simon Jones when you need him?
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      Reply #14: Nov 26, 2006 09:10:28 pm
      and 5 pound is making its way safly into my back pocket ;D
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      Re: The Ashes
      Reply #15: Nov 26, 2006 09:48:46 pm
      The need to get monty pannesar in for the next test, in place of giles, he's a better bowler but now we need our batters out there.
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      Reply #16: Nov 27, 2006 10:15:25 pm
      in my eternal optimism of all (almost all!) things English, i'd say that we've just lulled the aussies into a pretty well established sense of false security! and that's typical of them! fancy playing cricket in the middle of the night! it'd never happen here!
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      Reply #17: Nov 27, 2006 10:17:42 pm
      hope you know it starts about 11 am down in australia
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      Reply #18: Nov 27, 2006 10:20:59 pm
      in my eternal optimism of all (almost all!) things English

      this, of course refers to the fact that the most quintessential of english citizens - obviously i'm talking about Commander Bond - has been played by an Irishman, & even worse a Scot! but that's a whole different topic!
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      Reply #19: Nov 27, 2006 10:23:39 pm
      hope you know it starts about 11 am down in australia

      Really?! well i never! that's just genius on their part! fooled me!
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      Reply #20: Nov 27, 2006 11:35:22 pm
      in my eternal optimism of all (almost all!) things English

      this, of course refers to the fact that the most quintessential of english citizens - obviously i'm talking about Commander Bond - has been played by an Irishman, & even worse a Scot! but that's a whole different topic!

      And wasn't Dalton Welsh?

      Yeah was wondering why it wasn't dark in Australia.  Thanks Willow.  ;) ;D
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      Re: The Ashes
      Reply #21: Nov 28, 2006 12:45:39 am
      1 nil to Australia...
      why am I not suprised?
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      Reply #22: Nov 28, 2006 12:51:28 pm
      After watching the first test i'd say Harmison needs to sort his bowling out - erratic does even come close to how he bowled in the first test - although duncan fletcher is claiming he will be needed for the 2nd test.

      According to Botham on SS the adelaide test pitch could suit two spinner, also heard aussies may drop warne but may bring back Magill

      We should have started with Monty, but our batting attack also needs a kick up the arse - play like the way we played in Brisbane and it may well be a whitewash - just hope am wrong
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      Re: The Ashes
      Reply #23: Nov 28, 2006 07:45:38 pm
      1 nil to Australia...
      why am I not suprised?

      We always give the Aussies a 1-0 start (my tongue is in my cheek!!!). Word has it they will play two spinners in Adalade on Friday, So come on Monty step up the the plate Lad we need you!
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      Reply #24: Nov 28, 2006 07:56:07 pm

      Timothy Dalton
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      Bugger - more disillusionment (is that a word? it is now!)!
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      Re: The Ashes
      Reply #25: Dec 02, 2006 01:10:48 am
      Second Test.

      300/3. 

      The 'urn has turned!
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      Reply #26: Dec 02, 2006 10:46:14 am
      What a performance form paul collingwood and KP, 310 runs between them!!
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      Reply #27: Dec 02, 2006 12:30:15 pm
      i think england will win but hope australia do
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      Reply #28: Dec 02, 2006 01:03:21 pm
      i think england will win but hope australia do

      Why?? Are you from Australia?
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      Reply #29: Dec 02, 2006 01:26:53 pm
      nope i have a bet on mate
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      Reply #30: Dec 02, 2006 10:10:09 pm

      Shocking. Putting mere financial gain ahead of the opportunity of sticking one over the Aussies (who are technically the Man United of Cricket)
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      Reply #31: Dec 03, 2006 12:50:49 am
      35/2 ... come on the England.
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      Re: The Ashes
      Reply #32: Dec 04, 2006 05:47:52 pm
      looks like this is going to end as a draw unless we do some brilliant bowling! but this pitch is very much a batters pitch with it being very flat.
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      Re: The Ashes
      Reply #33: Dec 05, 2006 01:01:13 pm
      Sat up til 6 this morning, watchng england collapsing like a deck of cards, to be quite honest Shane Warne was simply magic.

      England played like they were looking for the draw, ultra defensive then couldn't get themselves going when the sh*t hit the fan.

      We made about 60 runs in a total of three sessions which is just not good enough, although Strauss and Harmison wickets were not out.

      I seen England battle back by taking 2 wickets but the aussies were looking too strong ands thats when I decided to go to bed

      Can't see us retaining the ashes now!!
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      Reply #34: Dec 05, 2006 02:05:15 pm
      Talk about snatching defeat from the jaws of a draw.

      England declared way too early.  They should have carried on batting while they were playing well in the first innings.  Maybe would have had a better chance of making the Aussies follow on.

      Could not believe it when I woke up this morning.

      The Ashes are lost my friend. 

      To be honest I don't think there is a massive gulf in class but like so many sports, and Liverpool have had a problem with it this season, I think England are severely lacking in the mental attitude department.  The Aussies will be pissing themselves laughing today.
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      Reply #35: Dec 06, 2006 12:06:25 am
      Sh*te! Totally disgusted, back to the footy! ;)
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      Reply #36: Dec 14, 2006 10:10:32 pm
      just showed why monty should have been in the side from the 1st test.
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      Reply #37: Dec 14, 2006 11:08:26 pm
      Too right.  If he had played the first two tests we

      a) wouldn't be 2-0 down, and

      b) Zara Philips wouldn't have won Sports Personality of the Year.
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      Reply #38: Dec 14, 2006 11:17:13 pm
      Honestly, I thought Zara Phillips won it because she's royalty.
      Horse Riding isn't a sport, its cruelty!
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      Re: The Ashes
      Reply #39: Dec 15, 2006 10:45:26 pm
      Day 1. England played well.
      Day 2. England played sh*t.

      Day 3.....come on England bowl them Aussies out.
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      Reply #40: Dec 15, 2006 11:01:37 pm
      Honestly, I thought Zara Phillips won it because she's royalty.
      Horse Riding isn't a sport, its cruelty!

      I'd like to ride Zara Phillips! ;)
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      Reply #41: Dec 16, 2006 07:16:04 am
      Day 1. England played well.
      Day 2. England played sh*t.

      Day 3.....come on England bowl them Aussies out.


      C'mon JD, it'll happen but you'will be 550 runs behind!!! ;D ;D ;D
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      Reply #43: Dec 16, 2006 01:48:18 pm

      C'mon JD, it'll happen but you'will be 550 runs behind!!! ;D ;D ;D

      Great knock by Gilchrist.  It looks like the series could pretty much be over soon.  Surprised the Aussies declared when they did tho.
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      Reply #44: Dec 17, 2006 12:09:52 am
      England have lost simple as...

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      Reply #45: Dec 17, 2006 12:38:39 am
      comon you Aussies!!!
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      Reply #46: Dec 17, 2006 09:23:59 am
      Now I know why i watch the Reds, England are sh*te at everything !  Keep it Domestic is what say    ;) ;D
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      Reply #47: Dec 17, 2006 11:57:01 pm
      They were almost in with a half-chance until they lost them 2 wickets just before close. 

      I am afraid when we wake up tomorrow morning the Aussies will be celebrating winning the Ashes and the Christmas test will be meaningless.

      England messed up in the second test in a big big way.
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      Reply #48: Dec 18, 2006 11:52:20 pm
      16 years to win the Ashes back and we cock the defence up like we did!! But we are better than we shown and unlike the Aussies we have age on are side!! ;)

      Total respect for Warne, he's getting on now and he's had so many injuries that he must ache in places that us normal people never knew existed! But this guy just keeps stepping up to the very top table and delivering, its rare that you get to see the best there has ever been during your life time but Shane is the all time best, Now lets hope he retires!
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      Reply #49: Dec 20, 2006 10:20:47 am
      Hey everyone, apparently Warne and Mcgrath will announce their retirements tomorrow. Warnes effective at the end of the Ashes and mcgrath perhaps at the end of the World Cup
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      Reply #50: Dec 20, 2006 10:07:40 pm
      Hey everyone, apparently Warne and Mcgrath will announce their retirements tomorrow. Warnes effective at the end of the Ashes and mcgrath perhaps at the end of the World Cup


      Late news flash: Warne and Mcgrath to come out of retirement for next Ashes in 2 and a half years time!!! ;D
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      Re: The Ashes
      Reply #51: Dec 21, 2006 11:27:42 am
      warnes retiring after the series!
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      Reply #52: Dec 29, 2006 11:41:22 am
      And Harmy's retired from one day cricket.  Not that his record was much good anyway.  Has anyone seen the squad for the one dayers against Australia and NZ.  It's a bloody joke and they'll prob be whitewashed in it too.  And the one dayers are the only matches I could get tickets for >:(

      Ah well, i'll maybe see something special from KP or Monty!

      This topics gone a bit quiet over the past couple of days.  I wonder why that might be ???

      Even the barmy army here in Melbourne have lost interest after yesterdays debacle but the aussies are in full song, not suprised really!  Lucky I couldn't get tickets for the fourth or fifth day and saved me a few quid.  But I did get to an Irish pub last night were the barmy army headquarters was and they did cheer up a bit after several pints of guiness ;D
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      Re: The Ashes
      Reply #53: Dec 31, 2006 12:26:42 am
      warnes retiring after the series!

      Thank god for that.  Has to be the most miserable effort by England so far.  A test match over in 3 days.  Are they having a laugh.  Sod the flights.  They can come home on a f**king ship as far as I am concerned.
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      Reply #54: Jan 02, 2007 10:19:11 pm
      Thank god for that.  Has to be the most miserable effort by England so far.  A test match over in 3 days.  Are they having a laugh.  Sod the flights.  They can come home on a f***ing ship as far as I am concerned.
      or not come home at all!
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      Re: The Ashes
      Reply #55: Jan 04, 2007 12:12:00 am
      I can't wait to close this thread.
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      Reply #56: Jan 04, 2007 12:23:05 am
      Don't worry it won't be long now - maybe a few more hours ?? :laugh:
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      Reply #57: Jan 06, 2007 10:27:52 pm
      you can close it now JD and we can never speak of it again!!
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      Re: The Ashes
      Reply #58: Jan 07, 2007 03:07:39 pm
      Not so fast, we've still got the one day series to play and I think we can win this one!

      no honest I do!

      Alright we've got no chance, lock the f**king thing  ;)
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      Reply #59: Jan 08, 2007 11:40:38 pm
      The Ashes is locked down.... :(

      One dayers - maybe.

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