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Maidenover
Post subject: Aussie ashes squad
PostPosted: 09:52 on 24th Apr 2013

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Only 5 players with experience of playing over here. Waits for first Aussie poster to boast about the youngsters coming through ...
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blueandy1mac
Post subject: Re: Aussie ashes squad
PostPosted: 11:33 on 24th Apr 2013

Joined: 12:30 on 14th Jul 2008
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Location: Preston UK
Not a lot to 'boast about' in that squad, with a few notable exceptions.

Wonder why theres no Mitch ? Would probably be the final straw on a very ordinary dromedary. As for the rest, the re-intro of Haddin and Rogers tells you all you need to know about the selectors mind-set. Experience can be invaluable, but in this case its a sign of weakness and mistrust in Australia's future.
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whiteensign
Post subject: Re: Aussie ashes squad
PostPosted: 23:44 on 24th Apr 2013

Joined: 22:13 on 23rd Apr 2008
Posts: 1267
Location: Redditch/Sydney
Maidenover Wrote:
Only 5 players with experience of playing over here. Waits for first Aussie poster to boast about the youngsters coming through ...


I think you're wrong there, I just had a look at the squad and I can count 11 of them who've played in England before!!!
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peado
Post subject: Re: Aussie ashes squad
PostPosted: 09:54 on 25th Apr 2013

Joined: 09:29 on 23rd Apr 2008
Posts: 811
Alex Stewart said on 5 live yesterday not to underestimate them. They have a very useful pace bowling attack. I agree with him on both counts.
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oldman
Post subject: Re: Aussie ashes squad
PostPosted: 11:24 on 25th Apr 2013

Joined: 15:46 on 28th Apr 2008
Posts: 106
Location: Gods Own County
I have just returned from Oz following visiting relatives after the tour of NZ. There has been identified problems within the Australian set up following their India debacle and the issue regarding " homework " that created problems .I think that this is the best squad they could have picked.Haddin is decent enough but he is 35 I think they have only picked Rogers due to his experience in playing in England. Mitchell Starc showed quite a bit of promise with Yorkshire. To have only picked one spinner in Lyons shows that they have a total lack of potential in this area .

I feel that this is a weak squad and we should keep hold of the Ashes and then we can look forward to Oz in November when I feel we will have the opportunity to rub their noses in it
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addtamx
Post subject: Re: Aussie ashes squad
PostPosted: 23:37 on 26th Apr 2013

Joined: 21:02 on 9th May 2008
Posts: 953
Location: Australia
On paper there is no doubt that England are the far stronger team and this home Ashes series is the first one I can say where I've felt truly confident about our chances........and if that's not a bad sign then I don't know what is!! :?

Gotta say though I'm worried about the return leg in Oz. England don't have a great history of backing up well after a big series......this back to back to series bollocks could play into the Aussies hands and offers their weakest team in living memory the best chance of ending up with the Ashes after these 10 tests are done.

I don't like it, I don't like it at all.

I think this will be Flowers biggest challenge to date, to get our boys up and running for the trip down under.
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blueandy1mac
Post subject: Re: Aussie ashes squad
PostPosted: 14:08 on 28th Apr 2013

Joined: 12:30 on 14th Jul 2008
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Location: Preston UK
addtamx Wrote:
On paper there is no doubt that England are the far stronger team and this home Ashes series is the first one I can say where I've felt truly confident about our chances........and if that's not a bad sign then I don't know what is!! :?

Gotta say though I'm worried about the return leg in Oz. England don't have a great history of backing up well after a big series......this back to back to series bollocks could play into the Aussies hands and offers their weakest team in living memory the best chance of ending up with the Ashes after these 10 tests are done.

I don't like it, I don't like it at all.

I think this will be Flowers biggest challenge to date, to get our boys up and running for the trip down under.


As a time served ultra pessimist, with a virtually empty glass, I fullly endorse this post. Hopefully this will mean we p.ss it.
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Cold beer is good beer
Post subject: Re: Aussie ashes squad
PostPosted: 05:17 on 3rd May 2013

Joined: 13:09 on 3rd May 2013
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It's the finest Aussie squad in over 4 years. As long as they can handle the bitter cold of the English summer they will prevail.


We're coming for you!

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addtamx
Post subject: Re: Aussie ashes squad
PostPosted: 10:12 on 3rd May 2013

Joined: 21:02 on 9th May 2008
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Location: Australia
Cold beer is good beer Wrote:
We're coming for you!



And we're waiting........



Oh and btw. Shit beer served cold is still shit beer.
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PeterT
Post subject: Re: Aussie ashes squad
PostPosted: 12:11 on 3rd May 2013

Joined: 18:20 on 17th Oct 2008
Posts: 173
Cold beer is good beer Wrote:
It's the finest Aussie squad in over 4 years. As long as they can handle the bitter cold of the English summer they will prevail.


We're coming for you!



Boxing Day in Melbourne, 2006/7 Ashes - it was 11 degrees C and snowing in the 'country'. The myth of the sunny Aussie summer was well and truly busted!!
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