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Bobby Tony
Post subject: Boxing Day Test
PostPosted: 23:25 on 11th Jan 2014

Joined: 20:12 on 18th Jan 2011
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Well, the Ashes series has finally come and gone and, as predicted, the urn is back in it's rightful home! :)

Looked forward to the 2013 Boxing Day test since the last time you were all out here and even more so after I caught up with a few of you at Trent Bridge in mid 2013. Just wanted to thank you all for a fantastic few days.

To Billy and Gilo, keep up the good work chaps, your work brings the magnificent Barmy atmosphere to the games and I know from the begrudging smiles on the Aussie supporters faces around the area, we all enjoy it. One of the funniest things I saw during the match was the look on Gilo's face when he forgot the words to 'keep the urn home' and had to sit down :lol: Yellow card to you my boy, no 'half-songs' allowed!

To Vic, I don't know how you keep doing it young fella, but when you start them off late in the day, I see people from all over the MCG wanting to come over and watch the Barmy Army in action. I hope you continue for many years to come.

Sadly, I couldn't make it to Sydney this year and I'm not sure if I'll see many of you during the 1 day series. You just never know when and where I might turn up though.

I'm sure "We'll meet again"

take care, Tony
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addtamx
Post subject: Re: Boxing Day Test
PostPosted: 03:12 on 12th Jan 2014

Joined: 21:02 on 9th May 2008
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Location: Australia
Nice one Tony. :)

Enjoy the Aussies success, very well deserved. I'm really interested to see how they go now in South Africa as that is going to be the real acid test for them. You've certainly got the bowlers to get back to No1 but your top order is going to have to lift it's game..........the Saffers won't let them post scores of 300 after having them 90 odd for 6.
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blueandy1mac
Post subject: Re: Boxing Day Test
PostPosted: 14:50 on 13th Jan 2014

Joined: 12:30 on 14th Jul 2008
Posts: 2132
Location: Preston UK
Wouldn't mind being in the stands for that series, especially if the Aussies attack fires on all cylinders again. Could be a classic.
Nice post Tony, well done matey.
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Big Harvey
Post subject: Re: Boxing Day Test
PostPosted: 20:17 on 13th Jan 2014

Joined: 09:14 on 23rd Apr 2008
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blueandy1mac Wrote:
Wouldn't mind being in the stands for that series, especially if the Aussies attack fires on all cylinders again. Could be a classic.
Nice post Tony, well done matey.


What's the betting that the Australian away support in SA is outnumbered by English, Irish and maybe Scottish fans who just want to see some good cricket? I think a fair few are planning on going. My money is on SA, as much as anything because I don't think the Australian batting is strong enough.
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peado
Post subject: Re: Boxing Day Test
PostPosted: 08:22 on 14th Jan 2014

Joined: 09:29 on 23rd Apr 2008
Posts: 811
Big Harvey Wrote:
blueandy1mac Wrote:
Wouldn't mind being in the stands for that series, especially if the Aussies attack fires on all cylinders again. Could be a classic.
Nice post Tony, well done matey.


What's the betting that the Australian away support in SA is outnumbered by English, Irish and maybe Scottish fans who just want to see some good cricket? I think a fair few are planning on going. My money is on SA, as much as anything because I don't think the Australian batting is strong enough.

Very True Harvey. I'm going for the PE and CT tests. It has all the makings of a terrific tour. And you are right. I expect there to be at least 500 Brits for the CT test ; the vast bulk of whom will have travelled. There will be plenty of red and white. CT, sunshine, and 17.5 to the pound ; beer is 16 rand for a 750 mil bottle ; most expensive tickets are 85 rand. What more do you want.
I'm a bit worried about SA ; a second rate India side gave them a close challange. Australia have one hell of a pace bowling attack, and are a far better team than a lot gave them credit for. We'll see just how good they actually are ; should be a cracking series.
Aus are 25-1 to win 3-0. Had a nice result for 5-0. Not sure about that though.
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Bobby Tony
Post subject: Re: Boxing Day Test
PostPosted: 12:03 on 15th Jan 2014

Joined: 20:12 on 18th Jan 2011
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addtamx Wrote:
Nice one Tony. :)

Enjoy the Aussies success, very well deserved. I'm really interested to see how they go now in South Africa as that is going to be the real acid test for them. You've certainly got the bowlers to get back to No1 but your top order is going to have to lift it's game..........the Saffers won't let them post scores of 300 after having them 90 odd for 6.



Very true, should be a great series. I'm still trying to work out how we continued to get out of those bad starts. Surely Brad Haddin can't keep saving us? It's going to be a really tough test for the top and middle order though, still question marks around Bailey, Watson (will he ever be 100% fit again?).

Still, so much went wrong for England this tour. Cook (we couldn't get him out for years, this trip he never got going. Pieterson (does anybody like that man?) Graeme Swann (far from tearing us apart this series, sad the way he finished) and Trott (hope he is going ok).

West Indies next for you guys? Predictions?
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blueandy1mac
Post subject: Re: Boxing Day Test
PostPosted: 11:59 on 15th Jan 2014

Joined: 12:30 on 14th Jul 2008
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Location: Preston UK
Bobby Tony Wrote:
addtamx Wrote:
Nice one Tony. :)

Enjoy the Aussies success, very well deserved. I'm really interested to see how they go now in South Africa as that is going to be the real acid test for them. You've certainly got the bowlers to get back to No1 but your top order is going to have to lift it's game..........the Saffers won't let them post scores of 300 after having them 90 odd for 6.



Very true, should be a great series. I'm still trying to work out how we continued to get out of those bad starts. Surely Brad Haddin can't keep saving us? It's going to be a really tough test for the top and middle order though, still question marks around Bailey, Watson (will he ever be 100% fit again?).

Still, so much went wrong for England this tour. Cook (we couldn't get him out for years, this trip he never got going. Pieterson (does anybody like that man?) Graeme Swann (far from tearing us apart this series, sad the way he finished) and Trott (hope he is going ok).

West Indies next for you guys? Predictions?


Just another meaningless set of one day games Tony. They're pointless (IMO) without a test series attached, although in this instance the T20's will at least be a warm up for the 'Big Event'.
Depends on which WI side turns up as well I suppose. Even more unpredictable than us - now thats saying some'at.
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