Thursday, September 15, 2005

Loss of the Ashes

I'd be guessing the majority of the English will be delighting at the opportunity to give Australians some stick as to their loss in the Ashes test series.
For many of us, myself included, seeing the English team win was probably not seen as such a bad thing.
  • Watching Australia play has become terribly boring over the past 5 years. Gone are the days when the Aussies aim was to beat the all mighty West Indies. There was just no challenge. To the point where it was being televised on the least watched network, SBS. I bet the commercial networks are kicking themselves.
  • The Australian team has become somewhat arrogant about how good they are. I was very annoyed at Ricky Ponting stating that the Australians didn't need to improve their performance after the first test. Well it was the only one they won, and they were bloody lucky not to lose another in the 3rd.
  • Australians like seeing the underdog win. Tall poppies are not popular.
So I expect to be heckled at the end of the year on my return visit to the UK, the favorite topic for conversation previously by the English is to joke at the poor state of their cricket team and their inability to win the Ashes.
England winning the Ashes is not only a win for them, it's a win for the competition, I can't wait to see the match at the MCG, Boxing Day test 2006. I'm predicting a massive crowd.


At 12:12 AM, Blogger dirtySi said...

Dude - you're sooo coming drinking when you're in London!

Can't wait !


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