Excitement and Sledging

8 07 2009

The Ashes start today, which I am very excited about.  I missed the 2005 Ashes, I was working in France and that was supposed to be the best one ever.  I listened to the final day, and couldn’t believe that we had won.  It was great.  I think  this one could have the makings of a classic too.

The sledging has started from my Aussie mate Strongy:

Whats happening boys? Ready for the big one? Thought I’d just get us started. Firstly, you boys must be happy Brett Lee is missing for us. Was going to be one of those things that England do well, eg invent cricket, ping pong and perfect reverse swing and we were guna come back and do it better..like always…now your team….

Will Flintoff score any runs? No. He’ll get his little start of 20 or 30, have a brain snap n throw his wicket away. Has be ever scored a half century…? Maybe in first class cricket i guess.

If Pieterson could get a score as big as his ego we couldn’t chase it down in 2 innings it would be so huge.

Ian Bell and Paul Collingwood are boring. And hopeless.

I won’t mention anything about your bowlers as I’m not sure you have any????

While this email seems to be brimming with arrogance, its not so much that I think we’re great, just that you guys are worse.

All the best boys, may the best team win……Australia.


My reply:

 Just building up to what should be an excellent summer. Thought you might like to know that Flintoff scored a century against you in 2005, the 4th test.

As for bowlers, Graeme Swann, top test wicket taker in the world this year. Luckily for us Bell has been dropped to make way for Ravi Bopara and I would back him to be top scorer in this series….

Now all of your decent players have retired (I don’t count Ponting in decent players) it looks like your selector have picked any old dross that begins with the letter H.

Should be good, shame you seem to be pinning all your hopes on Brett Lee though….


So here we go… Exciting isn’t it!



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