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Q: 2023/24 Hopes & aspirations for this season
a. As Champions of Europe there's no reason we shouldn't be pushing for a top 7 spot & a run in the Cups
24%
  
b. Last season was a trophy winning one and there's only one way to go after that, I expect a dull mid table bore fest of a season
17%
  
c. Buy some f***ing players or we're in a battle to stay up & that's as good as it gets
20%
  
d. Moyes out
36%
  
e. New season you say, woohoo time to get the new kit and wear it it to the pub for all the big games, the wags down there call me Mr West Ham
3%
  



Far Cough 8:30 Thu Jun 15
England - Australia Ashes
Edgbaston 1st Test

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GoalLazio 8:15 Tue Aug 1
Re: England - Australia Ashes
Send Aussies home with Sven’s Ashes in a jar - the boring twat.

GoalLazio 8:12 Tue Aug 1
Re: England - Australia Ashes
Bomb chucking semtex pdcwhu cunt.
Simpleton who doesnt even understand the rules.
One potato, two potato…spaz

pdcwhu 1:44 Tue Aug 1
Re: England - Australia Ashes
What a Load of Bollox 🏏

Westside 1:02 Tue Aug 1
Re: England - Australia Ashes
Shame Wood and Woakes, weren't fit from the first test. Gave the attack a real lift when they came in. Useful runs with the bat, from them too. Not sure we would have got more than 3 tests out of Wood though, given his fitness record.

A bonus for England, convicts not having Lyon for much of the series. They missed him more, than we missed Leach.

8 of the England side that played the 5th test are over 32, so batting will need rebuilding in the near future, as well as the bowling.

MaryMillingtonsGhost 11:02 Mon Jul 31
Re: England - Australia Ashes
swindon hammer 9:03

MaryMillingtonsGhost 10:58 Mon Jul 31
Re: England - Australia Ashes
Hammer and Pickle 9:11

Agree with regard the weather.
Should've'/could've been 3-2 to England at series end.
However, what CHEATING, exactly, are you referencing?

southbankbornnbred 9:54 Mon Jul 31
Re: England - Australia Ashes
The five test venues next time around should be: Lords, Oval, Cardiff (so we can go "abroad"), Chelmsford or Trent Bridge (weather permitting) and Valentines Park featuring a new Derek Pringle stand holding 22,000 people.

stewie griffin 9:39 Mon Jul 31
Re: England - Australia Ashes
You know the other thing that really fucks me off.... no trent bridge. Again. The last time this lot played there they got bowled out for 60 before lunch on the first day. A few remain. Fucking Manchester. Shithole with an ugly red media centre. Awful place

southbankbornnbred 9:38 Mon Jul 31
Re: England - Australia Ashes
Also got to give some credit to Moeen today. Bowled through the pain of a groin strain and got the ball to turn. Can't fault a bloke who plays through pain. Final test, too, so England will need some longer-term cover for Leach (and his spin partner in India).

Johnson 9:37 Mon Jul 31
Re: England - Australia Ashes
Northern monkey weather denying Broad the greatest of career endings.

southbankbornnbred 9:30 Mon Jul 31
Re: England - Australia Ashes
As Broad said, it's what Carey will be remembered for. Whether he likes it or not, whether he was 'right' to do it or not. IMHO, he remains an epic cunt.

[Does Rod Marsh "no mate" impression and shakes head]

only1billybonds 9:29 Mon Jul 31
Re: England - Australia Ashes
Griff.

The dropped catches were a big concern and also a bit of mental fragility,ie the early declaration. Maybe big cracks was stronging it a bit but definitely a few lessons to be learned.

twoleftfeet 9:13 Mon Jul 31
Re: England - Australia Ashes
I wonder if Carey regrets what he did now?

That one moment seems to have been the catalyst.

Hammer and Pickle 9:11 Mon Jul 31
Re: England - Australia Ashes
Yes stewie, I was surprised how docile the pitches were, especially at Edgbaston and Headingley. Only thing wrong with the series, apart from the weather and the CHEATING of course.

stewie griffin 9:10 Mon Jul 31
Re: England - Australia Ashes
"I saw that kid Atkinson at Surrey not that long ago. He is rapid. Dunno if this is the right term, but he looks very much like an Aussie fast bowler - very upright seam, hits the pitch hard, and hostile. Reminds me a bit of Brett Lee."


yeah i saw him in the T20 game there....hard to claim that he was amazingly impressive taking 1 for 32 off 3, but that's that game...and the notable thing was that he is genuinely quick, and looks strong. Wouldn't be at all surprised if he makes the trip to india.

stewie griffin 9:07 Mon Jul 31
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"Think the emotion papers over some big cracks for us"

i hear you, victory to salvage a draw does have an emptiness to it to a certain degree. Its now 2015 since we last won the ashes, which means it'll be a decade minimum before we do. Which is, in all reality, not good enough.

Not sure about big cracks... just about being a bit smarter, for me. Should never have been in a position to lose the first test, it shouldn't have ever been in question but we blew both innings - the first with a declaration, the second with ridiculous batting when we could easily have put the game beyond them. We'd (likely) have lost here without the second new ball after 30 overs and it'd be the same conversation having thrown away what should have been an unassailable position on saturday afternoon/evening. Same when LOLyon got injured - the only bowler in their squad capable of holding up an end. As soon as that happened, we should have been grinding them into the dirt. We saw at the back end of the series how quickly they ran out of steam - Cummins, probably the best bowler of his generation has 3 for 274 from 49 overs in the last two games - so we should have done that at Lords, instead playing a shot a ball and getting ourselves 2-0 down.

Small things, minor tweaks, just being a bit street smarter, and we'll be superb.

southbankbornnbred 9:07 Mon Jul 31
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Griff - yeah, that's not a bad list of bowlers, actually, is it?

You're right about Woakes: he's bowled really well, and consistently, throughout the series. Always had the Aussies under pressure even when they were in.

I just hope that one or two of those names you mentioned come through close to the level that Jimmy and Broad hit for so long. Losing almost 1,300 test wickets is a big blow. But, yeah, I like the look of some of those younger players.

I saw that kid Atkinson at Surrey not that long ago. He is rapid. Dunno if this is the right term, but he looks very much like an Aussie fast bowler - very upright seam, hits the pitch hard, and hostile. Reminds me a bit of Brett Lee.

Far Cough 9:07 Mon Jul 31
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Agreed, it's a moral victory but a draw is fair after the start we had

swindon hammer 9:03 Mon Jul 31
Re: England - Australia Ashes
Brilliant stuff!

It’s just gutting about the 2 days lost in the 4th test otherwise it would have been a 3-2 comeback win.

Capitol Man 9:01 Mon Jul 31
Re: England - Australia Ashes
I think we can claim a moral victory in this series, which is pretty good from 2-0 after the Aussie sportsmanship win.

El Scorchio 8:56 Mon Jul 31
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Fuck knows how the triple post happened.

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