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nintendoduffin

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Who else has been following the Ashes? After we scraped the draw in the first test I was surprised by the turnaround that led us to destroy the Aussies at Lord's, Flintoff was amazing yesterday and will be sadly missed when he retires. It's just a shame it's on Sky as it took me a while to find a pub showing it on Saturday (the first place I went to wouldn't serve me and I'm 24!).
The majority of this site's population does seem to be American and they won't know what the hell I'm talking about but there must be some Brits and maybe even some Aussies.

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Machu

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Hey duffin, yeah I've been watching just like I did in 05 (the less said about 07 the better). It was a fantastic test, one of the best I've ever watched, and it sets up what's gonna be an epic series I'm hoping. The Aussies are gonna come back at us hard so we're gonna have to start the way we finished. If you have trouble watching the next test you should check out sites like myP2P.
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nintendoduffin

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Thanks for the advice, I'll have to check that site out. Sadly the only day I can watch is on Saturday as that and Tuesday are my only days off work. I followed the first two tests at work by keeping the BBC scorecard permanently on the browser on my phone and refreshing every few minutes but now I've had to send my G1 back to be fixed for the second time and the loan phone is the most basic phone imaginable.
I'd never really been bothered about cricket until quite recently (was always far much interested in football) but I've been starting to really get into it. Snooker is another one that I never really got for ages but now really enjoy.

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Machu

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Come on England! Destroy the Aussie wickets, DESTROY! :D

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The_Fox

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So, out of Yankee curiousty, how popular is cricket over there? I mean, is it a fringe sport or does it compete with soccer in terms of fans? I actually never heard much of the sport until I talked to a friendly british fellow that wouldn't shut up about it. I still don't have the slightest clue what he was trying to explain, really.

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cr...i....c..ket???

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Machu

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@The Fox: Cricket bores me most of the time, I hate 20-20 for starters, not that that means anything to you. :) Test match cricket is where it's at, and the Ashes are the pinnacle, they date back to 1882 and the camaraderie/rivalry between both teams is unique. We love and hate each other, it's odd.

Back to the action: Howzat! All out for 263, yes! Hope we don't crumble at the crease, go on lads!!!

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Machu

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Oh ****! :|

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Aviator

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US AUSSIES WILL SMASH YOU POMS AND BRING HOME THE ASHES

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Machu

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I hope it rains, from now till the end of the fifth test. ;)

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OldBoy

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Machu wrote:

I hope it rains, from now till the end of the fifth test. ;)

It's the British summer,course it's gonna rain! :D

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warioswoods

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nintendoduffin wrote:

Who else has been following the Ashes? After we scraped the draw in the first test I was surprised by the turnaround that led us to destroy the Aussies at Lord's, Flintoff was amazing yesterday and will be sadly missed when he retires. It's just a shame it's on Sky as it took me a while to find a pub showing it on Saturday (the first place I went to wouldn't serve me and I'm 24!).
The majority of this site's population does seem to be American and they won't know what the hell I'm talking about but there must be some Brits and maybe even some Aussies.

You got that right; I read the thread title and your entire opening post, and still had absolutely no clue what the topic was. I didn't even know if it was some kind of sport, movie, or politics under discussion. :p

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Machu

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To those who don't know then.. this is what we are fighting for...

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The Ashes inside that little urn. I didn't say it made sense. :) But it's very very important!!!

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warioswoods

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Wow, that is indeed even more confusing than before.

Whose ashes are they? The winners from the previous year?

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OldBoy

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warioswoods wrote:

Wow, that is indeed even more confusing than before.

Whose ashes are they? The winners from the previous year?

LOL,Thats classic.I'll let Machu tell you :D

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Machu

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The winners from the previous year, that's brilliant! LOL

Nah I think there's a cricket ball and stumps from the first match 100+ years ago. History, mmmm.

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Machu

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http://www.gonintendo.com/viewstory.php?id=91570

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Aviator

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Its the stumps from like the first Ashes test or something.

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Machu

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And they're staying in England. I hope. :)

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Machu

20. Posted:

OK I take it all back, I don't want it to rain anymore! :(

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