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    It's pathetic how excited I am.

    I haven't been around here for long. Can we get a roll-call of Aussies and Engerlenders? (friends close, enemies closer etc...)

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    Should I know what that means?

    Or can I chalk it up to my love of College Football?

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    Worry not, my friend. You're not supposed to know what it means.

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    Mmmm...surfing... I will admit, I do miss doing that. I was in Brisbane for a while. The beaches were not exactly close, but they were a heck of a lot closer than Minnesota is to a decent surfing beach!

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    I have been greatly looking forward to the first test - and the Ashes - for a few weeks now, it should be a cracker, a cracker in which we win!

    Get ready for a beating boys.
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    I was like a kid on Christmas Eve yesterday (my wife told me Christmas's can'thave been very good then - she's not a cricket fan )

    As a pom who used to live in Australia, and whose best man was an aussie, this series has extra meaning.

    Hopefully this will be a series for the ages (with England winning natch)

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    COME ON ENGLAND (and Wales) !!!!!

    I think this is our chance. I am not confident that we will win, but I believe that this is our best chance to win in years. I can't imagine we won't win at least one test.
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    England all the way.

    I love the Ashes, me.
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    The last two matches pitting England against Australia were disasters. If only the opening batsmen could get their act together more regularly...
    Anyway, England all the way!
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    Australia are 66-4... it's looking good.
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    This is pitiful on the part of us. Who is watching it? Care to fill me in on the wickets (I only have internet text comentary).

    EDIT: FFS this is ridiculous.
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    190 ao! i can believe it!!! can we do it? early days yet...............

    Flintoff bowled a real nasty one to McGrath that hit his face guard, no mercy from englands pace men on the Aussie Tail enders, Lets do it with the Willow now fella's!!!
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    Anyone see the crazy backflip earlier by the Aussie batsman (can't remember if it was Gilchrist, Kaitch or Warne) ???
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    It was warne when Vaughn threw the ball at his stups and almost took Warne out in stead! made me laugh............. lol
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    :-/

    I never understood the purpose of this game...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rasoforos
    :-/

    I never understood the purpose of this game...

    To score more runs than your opposition
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    yeah but it like lasts for hours/days doesnt it?

    And they seem to be wearing knitted sweaters?

    I dunno I have to try and watch it once for more than 5 minutes...
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    Argh its all going wrong. England 18 for 2.... guess we started counting our eggs a little too early before the hatching.
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    McGrath has killed us this innings, but its not the end of the world, Jones has stedied the ship and if we can get somewhere close to the Aussies total we still have a good game on our hands
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    Bloody McGrath.
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    Ahh JAG! I ment to congratulate you on the Hammers return to the premiership!

    More London teams the better if you ask me!

    anyways back to the cricket.........
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    64-5? It's still doable. Just a shame it's always the opening batsmen who seem to let the side down.
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    The sooner that &^%*(*&"$£$ McGrath retires the better!!

    Still, the old England would have been 40 all out, Peterson and Jones steadied the ship a little bit. If the tail can hang around with Peterson for an hour tomorrow morning he should be able to get us around the Aussie score.

    And did you see what Peterson said to Jones as he came into bat?

    "For f***s sake, get on the front foot!"

    Good advice seeing as England had lost 5 batsmen trapped on the back foot...


    Still, a great bowling performance by England, really roughed em up - Langer, Hayden, Ponting and McGrath all took nasty body blows (elbow, head, cheek, chin respectively). Shame McGrath spoiled my great day of cricket watching
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    *sees the red mist in his eyes*

    Grrrr! :(

    Bastard had to spoil our brilliant start didn't he.

    Ahh JAG! I ment to congratulate you on the Hammers return to the premiership!

    More London teams the better if you ask me!
    Why thank you, I am still very chuffed, was over the moon for a fair few days after our win in the playoff final. I just hope we put up a respectful amount of points.
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    INEZ: Prove it. Prove it was no dream. It's what one does, and nothing else, that shows the stuff one's made of.
    GARCIN: I died too soon. I wasn't allowed time to - to do my deeds.
    INEZ: One always dies too soon - or too late. And yet one's whole life is complete at that moment, with a line drawn neatly under it, ready for the summing up. You are - your life, and nothing else.

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    *Yes I do know I am opening myself up to massive retaliation if things start to go the other way.

    I thought you supported Arsenal JAG?
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    Don't count your chickens, I bet we come out firing this morning, wait and see.

    And me supporting Arsenal?! You have to be kidding! Never have, never will! Pft! :p
    GARCIN: I "dreamt," you say. It was no dream. When I chose the hardest path, I made my choice deliberately. A man is what he wills himself to be.
    INEZ: Prove it. Prove it was no dream. It's what one does, and nothing else, that shows the stuff one's made of.
    GARCIN: I died too soon. I wasn't allowed time to - to do my deeds.
    INEZ: One always dies too soon - or too late. And yet one's whole life is complete at that moment, with a line drawn neatly under it, ready for the summing up. You are - your life, and nothing else.

    Jean Paul Sartre - No Exit 1944

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    Even pseudo-bodyline tactics and England is still getting hammered... bother, another boring season of cricket.

    Look, just start text messaging the Aussie batsmen that Shane is text messaging their wives...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAG
    Don't count your chickens, I bet we come out firing this morning, wait and see.
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    *Yes I do know I am opening myself up to massive retaliation if things start to go the other way.


    We'll see.

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    Still, the old England would have been 40 all out, Peterson and Jones steadied the ship a little bit. If the tail can hang around with Peterson for an hour tomorrow morning he should be able to get us around the Aussie score.
    Agreed, but we still have to bat last on a wicket the groundsman thinks will break up; Warne must be licking his lips.
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