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2 hours ago, Wadda We Sing said:

I so want to beat them in the Ashes this year now after that. Im not sure we have the team but beating India in India recently gives me some sort of confidence that the talent is there somehow. If im lucky and things go right, i may even get over for a match. Blasting off in Briton Macca! :)

 

Isnt there a Basketball World Cup coming up somewhere? There should be if there isnt!

I have heard about the Basketball World Cup recently but not sure on the details Wadda.

As for the Ashes,  my theory on winning over there (or anyehere for that matter) often revolves around individuals scoring centuries.

Do it enough times and you set up wins ... and if a player scores a big hundred it's hard to lose a match.

So we've got Smith and who else?  We need Harris,  Warner,  Khawaja or someone else to make some big scores (as well as Smith)

Our bowling is fine but our bowlers need scores that can allow them to bowl to targets. 

Can't say I'm all that confident but we live in hope!

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15 hours ago, Macca said:

I have heard about the Basketball World Cup recently but not sure on the details Wadda.

As for the Ashes,  my theory on winning over there (or anyehere for that matter) often revolves around individuals scoring centuries.

Do it enough times and you set up wins ... and if a player scores a big hundred it's hard to lose a match.

So we've got Smith and who else?  We need Harris,  Warner,  Khawaja or someone else to make some big scores (as well as Smith)

Our bowling is fine but our bowlers need scores that can allow them to bowl to targets. 

Can't say I'm all that confident but we live in hope!

Yep spot on. Often a series like this is one where they discover a hidden talent. I always think Warne bowling to Gatting. Never forget that one. If he hadnt arrived before that delivery it certainly announced it.

Warner is the one who can make the big tons i think. He gets out playing rash shots a lot and if he can curb that he might. The poms and the crowd will go all out to get Smith and Warner after the ball tampering fiasco, so its good the world Cup was played there as they would have copped it already and can settle down to business. The Poms will also be thinking get Smith out and we win the Ashes.

I must say with the state the footy is in at the moment, i am quite looking forward to the series. Many late nights await.

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1 hour ago, Wadda We Sing said:

Yep spot on. Often a series like this is one where they discover a hidden talent. I always think Warne bowling to Gatting. Never forget that one. If he hadnt arrived before that delivery it certainly announced it.

Warner is the one who can make the big tons i think. He gets out playing rash shots a lot and if he can curb that he might. The poms and the crowd will go all out to get Smith and Warner after the ball tampering fiasco, so its good the world Cup was played there as they would have copped it already and can settle down to business. The Poms will also be thinking get Smith out and we win the Ashes.

I must say with the state the footy is in at the moment, i am quite looking forward to the series. Many late nights await.

Yeah the footy isn't great but it's times like these where you find out a lot about the club Wadda.

Tanking aside,  we need to still act like professionals.  Both collectively and as individuals. 

The reason I mention tanking (and it still goes on) is that list management and recruiting for needs started way before the point that we're at right now.

So we almost certainly have our eye on a certain type or a certain player (much like we did with Oliver)

As much as I'm a skeptic with drafting I do recognise that the best of the best are quite often at the pointy end of the draft. 

So we can do both ... fight out the season and find out who we want to go with as well as having an eye on the future. 

So I will be watching the last 6 games with avid interest.  As well as the Ashes! (along with the golf,  le tour,  EPL,  MLB & the horses)  ha ha

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Ireland have the poms 6 down before the first drinks break at Lords in their test match.  Perhaps a very good omen for the ashes!

Edit... Make that 7 wickets... go bite a pillow you pommy Bast*rds!

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England rolled for 85 before lunch by Ireland.   

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The Aussies are becoming a great side. Smashing Pakis ATM. Labuschange, Burns and Warner all hitting form with the great Smith I think we can roll India off the top of their perch especially with a world classs bowling line up of Cummins, Starc, Hazlewood and Lyon.

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