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View Goal Machine's Profile Goal Machine Flag The Cronx 06 Dec 21 2.19pm Send a Private Message to Goal Machine Add Goal Machine as a friend

Doesn't appear to a thread on this. All things Ashes to be discussed...

Shame about the 5th Test in Perth being cancelled, but that is likely to suit us as 4-0 sounds better than 5-0.

We'll need to pull out some unexpected magic to get anything from this. The return of Stokes is a boost, and Root will have to be at his best for us to have any chance of bringing home the urn.

I fear we don't have enough pace in our attack. Wood could be our key bowler and I'm excited to see if Robinson can continue his impressive start.

Action starts tomorrow night at midnight from The Gabba being broadcast on BT Sport.

 

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View steeleye20's Profile steeleye20 Flag Croydon 06 Dec 21 4.08pm Send a Private Message to steeleye20 Add steeleye20 as a friend

Surprised this tour went ahead.

At least Joe will be away from Yorkshire!

Underdogs, but you never know.


 

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View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Flag 06 Dec 21 4.30pm Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Stirlingsays as a friend

My prediction is 0-3.

We just aren't very good....hopefully I'm wrong though.

Predictions that Robinson will be our best bowler and Root the best batsman....though you probably wouldn't get long odds on a betting ticket for that.

Edited by Stirlingsays (06 Dec 2021 4.31pm)

 


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Sounds like Anderson will be missing the first test which is a shame.
Batting weakness abounds and I can see their bowlers putting our top order under too much pressure from the off.
Hobart may yet host the final test but whilst I can see us winning one test I think that a series loss is inevitable.

 

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View Goal Machine's Profile Goal Machine Flag The Cronx 07 Dec 21 9.39am Send a Private Message to Goal Machine Add Goal Machine as a friend

Originally posted by The Dolphin

Sounds like Anderson will be missing the first test which is a shame.
Batting weakness abounds and I can see their bowlers putting our top order under too much pressure from the off.
Hobart may yet host the final test but whilst I can see us winning one test I think that a series loss is inevitable.

It looks like Anderson is being rested as he has a poor record at The Gabba and they're looking to keep him fresh for the day/nighter at Adelaide where he'll be more effective with the swinging pink ball.

If that's the case, probably a good tactical decision to keep him out.

 

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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 07 Dec 21 10.03am Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

The Aussies will rally around after Paine, England will be doing diversity workshops after Rafiq. Not going to be a good Ashes for England.

 


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View Grumbles's Profile Grumbles 08 Dec 21 12.32am Send a Private Message to Grumbles Add Grumbles as a friend

Going as bad as number 10 cheese and wine party.

 

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View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Flag 08 Dec 21 4.41am Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Stirlingsays as a friend

England's batman....147 all out after winning the toss and batting first.

Go woke, go choke?

Can the bowlers get them out of this mire?

Edited by Stirlingsays (08 Dec 2021 4.41am)

 


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View YT's Profile YT Online Flag Oxford 08 Dec 21 6.57am Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

Pathetic. As expected.

 


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View Dubai Eagle's Profile Dubai Eagle Flag 08 Dec 21 10.09am Send a Private Message to Dubai Eagle Add Dubai Eagle as a friend

Probably the least prepared, most distracted squad to have been sent over - what with all that's going on it would have perhaps been better to have billed the tour as something less auspicious -

(Acknowledging that the Ashes series needed to be shelved at least until Covid was in hand)

In any event given that we are there & its clearly considered an Ashes tour I will be grateful if we can limit the damage as much as possible ( get some assistance from the weather) & perhaps get away by avoiding a complete whitewash.

 

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View steeleye20's Profile steeleye20 Flag Croydon 08 Dec 21 10.14am Send a Private Message to steeleye20 Add steeleye20 as a friend

An ill-considered tour given all the current circumstances.

 

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View Dubai Eagle's Profile Dubai Eagle Flag 08 Dec 21 10.28am Send a Private Message to Dubai Eagle Add Dubai Eagle as a friend

I haven't looked at the timeline but I would imagine that by the time the racism investigation started & had gathered sufficient momentum it was probably already too late to pull out of it.

Originally posted by steeleye20

An ill-considered tour given all the current circumstances.

 

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