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kath

I just wanted to post first so you knew I still heart you more than Harry Hutton.

Oh, also, the luck did run Englands way but, unfortunately so did a lot of other things. We deserved to lose.

carneagles

Poor old Nasser would say that, wouldn't he. He's probably already whipped up a quick Vaughan voodoo doll out of an old GI Joe.

Brett Pee

The Blackest Day in Strayan Sport is finally upon us- it's bloody hard to believe they are gone, that little urn which we've possessed for as long as i can remember. We ran into a side crammed full and bubbling with evervescent team spirit, and, looking back the bastards deserved to win. And coming from me Tony, that is one hell of a compliment.

Pigeon winged, Gillespie shot, Haydos & Langs winded, ageing blokes combined to work against us- but Punts is still settling into his job and can now prepare for a relatively tame Home series versus the Windies and start with Tait and Hussey etc etc. But the search for some more younger bowlers goes on.

The end of Richie on Live Tv deserves a mention as well- the one and only legend of The media, especially Television, truly incomparable. The search for his replacement starts here as well- and don't even mention Mark Nicholas.

Now, enough about Cricket- on to the AFL !!!

Yorkshire Soul

We won, beacause we played a little better than you did, not by a whole lot, we just had that edge once or twice.

You create your own luck, when you are already on top, things tend to go your way.

I must praise most of the Oz team though, Warne, McGrath and Lee (except for his final, insane bowling spell, what was that all about ?) were brilliant competitors, Clarke will be a hero for Oz in the future.

It's been a marvellous summer, cheers to all the Australian fans over here at AGB, you've been a great laugh, we Poms have (mostly) enjoyed the banter.

I'm coming to Perth for my holidays next year, anyone fancy a drink ? I'll be wearing my England shirt of course........

Adsy

YS, good luck getting out of Perth alive, let alone with an England shirt on!!

I reckon luck wasn't just a major part in the play of this series, but the DECIDING factor. This is seen as such:

1. Had Clarke not tweaked his dodgy back, we may have saw him take the odd wicket or two... or maybe not I guess but it was bad luck there how he did that just throwing a ball back to the keeper.

2. McGrath and the Edgbaston "stray" cricket ball. On top after 1st test only due to this man, bowling the Poms out for under 200 each time. Suddenly, hes out and the Poms thrash 400 against us. Coincidence?? I think not.

3. Warney, Lee and Kaspa nearly pulling off the best test win Australia has had since the Paki's at Hobart to start our long unbeaten stretch, only for Kaspa to be given out WHEN HE WASN'T mind you, as we were romping home. Bad luck I hear the Poms say. BUT... 2-0 up with the Poms having to win the last 3 tests in a row to get the Ashes. I think not.

4. 3rd Test: we simply ran out of time chasing 423. Real bad luck.....

Well moving on.

5. Punter ran out by some Pratt sub fielder when we were following on in the 4th Test. He was going on to make a majestic Laxman type innings before this bad piece of luck (?)

6. Really struggling now. Giles making 32 and 50 odd in this final test. Jesus Christ, is that bad luck or what!!!!

7. And finally, Griegy's Love Child (TM). Hes about as English as my left nut, and has done a great disservice to English cricket by using up about 5 years worth of good luck for the whole team in that last innings. I'm sorry, but I just don't rate the bloke. A flashy fluke with a technique he found on the outside of a box of Cornflakes. Oh, and he can't catch. Why didn't he come and join our illustrious band of super fielders???

But really, well done to the Poms, and fellas, its just Uncle Oz-Oz doing his bit for Tourism England. Imagine the bloody swarm of the bastards coming over here next series. They will be in plague proportions chanting "En-Ger-Lund" wherever they go. Ooh, lucky (the only bit of good luck so far!!) its still another 18 months away!

edward

I would comment, but I have to hurry off to the victory parade.

Adsy

Touche....

Alistair

Great though, wasn't it? No crowing, no bragging: great matches, great series. By yesterday I almost didn't mind who won. Only almost though, I'm not mad.

Yorkshire Soul

It's terrible isn't it, they kept telling Pietersn that catches win matches, then Warney does a Pieterson, on Pieterson, now that IS bad luck, or irony, or both.

Clem Snide

Do you suppose the Ashes victory will cause the South African cricket authorities to stop discriminating against people based on the colour of their skin?

edward

I've just got back from Trafalgar Square. Flintoff is a true hero 'Ehhh, I 'aven't slept, and I can't string a sent- errrrr,'. And now the poor bastard has to go and meet Blair.

Are you watching?
Are you watching?
Are you watching, Glenn McGrath?

Vaughnys swingers

Last time there was an open top bus in london wwwwoooooo don't go there
Still say we have got to beat you lot over on your own patch. Word of warning to all my english comrades on this site
Remeber Rugby world cup (what we done since)
Remember 66(what we done since)
Remember Ashed 87(what up until yesterday done in the world of the gentlemans game)

Answers to all those questions on a postcard, please select a/ b/ or c/

a/ went onto dominate sport,changing how the game was played, and bringing joy no matter what the rivaly because of how good we were,undisputed champions for twenty years

b/ not quite dominated but had our fair share of success, always been in the top three teams in the world

c/ precisley fuck all

hungbunny

The last person to fuck the Aussies and bring the ashes back home was Paula Yates.

Vaughnys swingers

I've just fell off me chair nearly crying, you can't beat brit wit,wait til our friends over there wake up and see that one.
Apparently he was quite popular in Oz

Vaughnys swingers

On the other foot it just re-itterates my point
fucked the aussies,come home a lot richer, and whats she done since apart from push up daisys

Brett Pee

Perth has a great night life Soul, and i'm just the bloke to show it to you. You won't want to travel East after that.

Vaughnys swingers

No you won't want to travel east after that! You will be to sore to sit down for any amount of time

Yorkshire Soul

Ahem, I'm a married bloke, and Mrs YS is coming with me, lol.

One of my mates took 10-48 at the weekend, and his team still got relegated, how unlucky is that ?

Vaughnys swingers

Shit, that is poor, hope you offered him loads of sympathy, YEAH RIGHT!!!!!!!!! He deserves to be ripped apart, I once scored 30 goals in one season(sunday league) from midfield, won one cup, got relegated in the league and got to the semis of the second cup, how weird is that!!!!!
And yeas I was blamed as it was claimed I should have taken my defensive duties more seriously??????????(scored one and made one in the final aswell,wankers)
As for cricket,well I must admit I am the best fielder in manchester, as for bowling and batting ahem leaves a lot to be desired

Vaughnys swingers

According to the federal opposistion it's all John Howards fault??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
and his fault for the rugby to????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
Straylian logic me thinks as I did'nt see him with a hooker, sorry my mistake playing hooker or playing in yesterdays test. Waugh as always talks a lot of sense though.

SB

Losing the ashes was galling enough, but losing them to the English is like having dogshit smeared in your face.

Bruce

Who else would we lose the Ashes to you idiot?

Tony.T

Ooooh! Slap. That is harsh, Bruce. You've got a point, though.

SB

Its my idea of humour, but not everybody gets it. Anyway thanks, I was hoping for a good slapping. I usually have to pay for that.

Nabakov

I've found a nice link to VS and SB's hometown.

http://www.virtual-tours-newfoundland.ca/Dildo/dildo.html

os

YS ... I'm married to a Yorkshire girl (Swainby, Hutton Rudby) so yes, if you come to Perth you can buy me a beer. If you do that, then I'll buy you one, and then you can buy me another one, and then ....
I don't want to put my phone number or email address in here, otherwise TT will send a nasty little man around to say hullo to me and beat the crap out of me because I barrack for this year's AFL Premiers, the Mightly West Coast Eagles.

Yorkshire Soul

We'll make it a drinking date, I plan on coming November 2006, you might all have stopped sobbing by then.

os

YS ...
another thought has occurred to me - I don't know why youse blokes always proudly claim to be "english".
You're not english, they were a german tribe. You're norse, settled by the Vikings. The name of your county is norse (Yorvik), many of your place-names are danish ("-by" = farm), so don't wear an english shirt ... find something more fitting your bloody heritage.
And anyway, Australia wasn't beaten by England, we were beaten by the Commonwealth. The "England" team had two Yarpies in it, one Aussie, it's second best bowler was a Welshman, it was coached by a Zim, and got it's new spine from the Aussie running your cricket academy.
If England relied on its own resources to field a cricket team, they wouldn't beat Canada.
We can develop this and other themes when you buy me that beer.

os

Must watch grammar ... "its" = possessive; "it's" = contraction of "it is".

os

NOVEMBER??
How long do I have to wait for that beer for chrissakes?
We'll have won a dozen more world crowns of one sort and another by then.
eg, we'll have whupped the Irish at Gaelic Football; we'll be in the Soccer World Cup while England will have bowed out to world giants such as Belgium, Denmark, Lichtenstein and Iceland; the touring Wallabies will have clean-swept their way through the northern hemisphere; oh, I could go on and on.

Tony.T

Yeah, Os, but the Weagles still won't have won a flag. That honour is going to the Cows who will beat you and then Sydney in the Grand Final.

YS, I don't suppose you are coming to the civilised side of the country? November in Perth is no good for us eastern teachers. Try and make it over to Melbourne. I'll buy you a skinful while I sneakily drink milk. Then when you pass out I'll strip you to your union jack undies and tie you to a tree outside the MCG. You will love it. You can go back to Ilkley boasting about having had the whaliest time of all at the home of Australian cricket.

The rest of you better not get jealous.

PS: Adsy, top summing up of T'Ashes.

kath

Oh Tony I'm jealous!

I could come to Melbourne any time you like and you could tip red wine down my throat and tie me naked to a tree outside your bedroom window.
Or naked to your bed.
Or, or, I'd better go now.

Tony.T

I live in a terrace, Kath, the neighbours would complain. Or maybe they wouldn't.

How do you go in union jack undies?

Vaughnys swingers

Are they Y-fronts or standard briefs. Don't take the piss its impoertant to some people. Top sledging Kath by the way.

Republic of Mancunia

Testing testing one two three. Yes I'm back,new identity, bit like batman, new scores to settle. As one of your m ost famous sons says'can yer guess who I am yet'

Brett Pee

I have been told there is some life outside the mighty capital City of 'Straya, Perth, but i'm loathe to believe it. Darwin has it's good points.....but many bad ones which is why my old man upped and headed down to Bunbury to seek fame & fortune. He found neither and i myself upped and headed for perth after living and studying ( ! ) in Pomland. After Perth, there's death.

Soul- let us know when you hit town and i'll promise to show you all the BAD places. You won't be disapointed.

os

That's odd, Tone, don't know where you get your info from ... I just checked my diary for 24th Sept and it says "AFL Grand Final - Eagles v Swans".

kath

Union jack undies!

My nerdy lust for you runs pretty deep big boy, but even I've got limits.

Tony.T

Just keeping with the theme, Kath.

As usual, Os, I get the good oil. Very good.

murph

The last person to fuck the Aussies and bring the ashes back home was Paula Yates.

yeah. and where is the dumb druggo slapper now? Buried in a fucking Y-shaped coffin!

carneagles

Could you imagine an Adelaide-Sydney GF? Worse flooding than New Orleans. It'd be Australian Rules' first ever nil-all draw.

Pray for an Eagles-Saints GF, footy purists.

Tony.T

I haven't taken any interest in the GF since 2000. Don't care who wins. As long as it's not the Eagles. Or the Saints.

Tony.T

Not too fond of The Cows or The Pinks, either.

Brett Pee

But where will you be when we are contesting the GF Tony ? Locked in a dark room with your fingers in your ears. You will need to- the screams of joy will reach you even there.

Tony.T

Balls! I'll be at a theatre watching something better than a WC grand final - modern jazz ballet.

carneagles

Let them hate as long as they, um, care.

os

It's nearly three quarter time Tone and I want to be the first to tell you, Eags v Swans for the GF ... not a bad diary I've got, eh?

os

Yup, a few trembles but the boys are home.

You owe me a glass of milk Teach.

Tony.T

You've got a dairy; get your own milk.

Oh, right. Diary.

Tony.T

By the way, Os, this will be the first time I've ever barracked for The Pinks. The way they steamrolled Aint Kilda looks grim for Wet Toast. Be prepared to be sad.

Of course, next Sat-dee I'll be at the jazz ballet. Only occasionally will my mind shift to the state of a game between the AFL puppet Eagles and Pinks.

Brett Pee

A demon barracking for the Sydneyites ? Bloody shocking mate. The Swans hate you Tony. And you hate us. But, as a neutral, you should be transfixed. It will be a grand Classic- 2 teams going at eachothers throats.

Ballet ? Operas ? Pah !!

os

Teach, if there's ever a war on, I want to be on your side ... you're such a good hater.
And don't underestimate our boys. I was at a UWA Athletics Club reunion dinner a few months ago and sitting next to my old mate Glenn Stewart, the fitness coach at WCE. Some very interesting links with the SAS are in place at Eagleland. Mind and body, they won't roll over.

Tony.T

Grrrrrrrrr. Gnash.

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