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Maidenover
Post subject: Re: Next Ashes tour in Australia?
PostPosted: 21:10 on 28th Jan 2011

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the first comment (Matt Hallett) to that cricinfo article (couple of postings up) makes so much sense! ... and anything posted by Jonesy2 is brilliantly stupid :oops: :shock:
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whiteensign
Post subject: Re: Next Ashes tour in Australia?
PostPosted: 21:23 on 28th Jan 2011

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Maidenover Wrote:
the first comment (Matt Hallett) to that cricinfo article (couple of postings up) makes so much sense! ... and anything posted by Jonesy2 is brilliantly stupid :oops: :shock:


It does, so obvious really!!!
I can't understand why they want to change it that time though, always falls just after a world cup, and to me, if ever there was a time NOT to change it, it would be when the world cup is being staged in Aus and NZ!!! Maybe that's just me though!!!!
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Welsh Dan
Post subject: Re: Next Ashes tour in Australia?
PostPosted: 08:50 on 31st Jan 2011

Joined: 15:27 on 12th Oct 2008
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whiteensign Wrote:
Maidenover Wrote:
the first comment (Matt Hallett) to that cricinfo article (couple of postings up) makes so much sense! ... and anything posted by Jonesy2 is brilliantly stupid :oops: :shock:


It does, so obvious really!!!
I can't understand why they want to change it that time though, always falls just after a world cup, and to me, if ever there was a time NOT to change it, it would be when the world cup is being staged in Aus and NZ!!! Maybe that's just me though!!!!


Agree with you 100% on both counts mate.

Moving Aus v Eng back by a year would make so much more sense than moving it forward, mainly because there would be no impact on the Eng v Aus series. But I guess having a 5-year gap must be some sort of heresy for the money men and brokers of broadcast rights.

As regards the reason for moving it in the first place, I can just about believe the stated reason that having the Ashes right before a World Cup causes player fatigue, even if it seems to have taken them a decade or more to realise this.

But as you say, even if they have just made this discovery now, it would make more sense to make the change AFTER the World Cup comes to Australasia. Surely there will be some benefits in terms of getting used to climate, pitches etc if we are in Aus for an Ashes series immediately before the World Cup?

Can't believe the fatigue / just-finished-a-long-Ashes-tour problem is suddenly so urgent, given it has been around for every WC since 2003 (arguably even 1999) and no effort has been made to tackle it until now....

I still reckon it's to do with domestic Australian ticket sales, as I said on the other topic
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=6138&start=10
(may be worth merging the two topics, by the way?).
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Bobby Tony
Post subject: Re: Next Ashes tour in Australia?
PostPosted: 10:32 on 31st Jan 2011

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Good Evening Chaps,
So, out of all the above, can someone estimate the date of the next Boxing Day Test in melbourne between the mighty mighty aussies, and the Eng-er-land? And please don't say the 26th of December. (I can work that out!!). What bloody year??

It's very difficult for a man to figure out work committments when I can't work out what year you will all be back here at the MCG to hand back the little urn.............

;) Can I hear Four-One to the Aussie boys, Four-One to the Aussie boys, Four-One to the Aussie boys...................................................??
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Welsh Dan
Post subject: Re: Next Ashes tour in Australia?
PostPosted: 01:08 on 1st Feb 2011

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Bobby Tony Wrote:
Good Evening Chaps,
So, out of all the above, can someone estimate the date of the next Boxing Day Test in melbourne between the mighty mighty aussies, and the Eng-er-land? And please don't say the 26th of December. (I can work that out!!). What bloody year??


2013 seems to be what they are saying at the moment, then probably every 4 years after that - unless they change it again....
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GeorgethePodge
Post subject: Re: Next Ashes tour in Australia?
PostPosted: 01:23 on 1st Feb 2011

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Bobby Tony Wrote:
Good Evening Chaps,
So, out of all the above, can someone estimate the date of the next Boxing Day Test in melbourne between the mighty mighty aussies, and the Eng-er-land? And please don't say the 26th of December. (I can work that out!!). What bloody year??

It's very difficult for a man to figure out work committments when I can't work out what year you will all be back here at the MCG to hand back the little urn.............

;) Can I hear Four-One to the Aussie boys, Four-One to the Aussie boys, Four-One to the Aussie boys...................................................??



A.C.A.B.
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LCCC
Post subject: Re: Next Ashes tour in Australia?
PostPosted: 04:04 on 1st Feb 2011

Joined: 00:09 on 30th Nov 2010
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A.C.A.B.

:lol: :lol:

To be honest, watching the England boys in this ODI series they all look knackered and disinterested. Bell, Morgan and Pietersen still think they are playing 20/20 and have to get to 50 off 10 balls - it's 50 overs boys......Hello!!

Either that or they having a competition between themselves to see which one can get out to the most ridiculously unnecessary shot in a game. Honestly, if Morgan get's out again trying that reverse sweep tomorrow at the SCG i will personally insert his bat into himself and use him as a Swizzle stick for my Margaritas! :roll:
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Bobby Tony
Post subject: Re: Next Ashes tour in Australia?
PostPosted: 08:33 on 1st Feb 2011

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[quote="LCCC"]A.C.A.B.

:lol: :lol:

very funny........ not all of us you know!!

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LCCC
Post subject: Re: Next Ashes tour in Australia?
PostPosted: 05:37 on 3rd Feb 2011

Joined: 00:09 on 30th Nov 2010
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LCCC Wrote:
A.C.A.B.

:lol: :lol:

To be honest, watching the England boys in this ODI series they all look knackered and disinterested. Bell, Morgan and Pietersen still think they are playing 20/20 and have to get to 50 off 10 balls - it's 50 overs boys......Hello!!

Either that or they having a competition between themselves to see which one can get out to the most ridiculously unnecessary shot in a game. Honestly, if Morgan get's out again trying that reverse sweep tomorrow at the SCG i will personally insert his bat into himself and use him as a Swizzle stick for my Margaritas! :roll:



Eoin did not enjoy the 'After match party' and was heard to say later that his arse was quite sore! :evil:
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papastour
Post subject: Re: Next Ashes tour in Australia?
PostPosted: 12:29 on 16th Feb 2011

Joined: 11:26 on 16th Feb 2011
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stedders Wrote:
I know it seems obscene to be even thinking about this . . .

but, have been speaking with some friends who were interested in going to Australia for the next Ashes tour.

In the past I have travelled independently, but was thinking that we might book through Barmy Army next time.

As a very general guide, what sort of costs would it have been for say, Melbourne and Sydney for the tour just goine.

Economy flights and mid-range accommodation preferred â€" not hostels, but not 5 star either.

Any information or, better still, links would be much appreciated
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