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The Ashes Blog: Aussie silence is golden
THE Australian backlash has started after England’s magnificent win in the second Test at Adelaide - and you really have to say that it is ever so nice to see.
Ian Chappell reckons most of the current crop of Baggy Greens are not fit for purpose, while one Aussie newspaper has already declared “burn the bails”. They have almost written off the series.
Yes, Australia are on the back foot and now they have lost to injury one of their true top performers in Simon Katitch. Things don’t look good for the men from the once land of plenty with three Tests to go and the home side needing to win two of them to win back the urn.
Yep, it’s a good time to be an English Cricket fan; it’s also a good time to be an Englishman who knows a few Aussies...or it would be if they would bother answering their telephones or take a moment to reply to text messages.
In years gone by, many Australians have been quick to rub English noses in it. Suddenly they don’t seem that happy to talk sport.
I mean, they are having a tough time. Cricket is poor, tennis ain’t good and even the rugby teams are starting to lose.
But a word by the way of warning. Australia will come back strong - and if we start to take things too easy or take the Ashes for granted it could all go pear-shaped.
And then, I bet, the Aussies would suddenly start to become talkative again.
But in the meantime, their silence is truly golden.
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