The most open ashes for a while in Oz

The most open ashes for a while in Oz

Post by Nirvana » Wed, 04 Aug 2010 19:22:02


I think this year's ashes would be the most open ashes to have been
played in australia in the last 20 years.

You know, although England look so obviously the better team, I am
just not able to have them at 51 to aus' 49 even. I dunno it's
probably got to do with England's away mishaps and the fact that aus
will not go down so easily at home.

Your thoughts...

 
 
 

The most open ashes for a while in Oz

Post by jzfredrick » Wed, 04 Aug 2010 19:27:22


Quote:
> I think this year's ashes would be the most open ashes to have been
> played in australia in the last 20 years.

> You know, although England look so obviously the better team, I am
> just not able to have them at 51 to aus' 49 even. I dunno it's
> probably got to do with England's away mishaps and the fact that aus
> will not go down so easily at home.

> Your thoughts...

I thought the same last time.. and we lost 5-0. Never underestimate
Aus.

 
 
 

The most open ashes for a while in Oz

Post by higg » Wed, 04 Aug 2010 19:52:58


Quote:

> > I think this year's ashes would be the most open ashes to have been
> > played in australia in the last 20 years.

> > You know, although England look so obviously the better team, I am
> > just not able to have them at 51 to aus' 49 even. I dunno it's
> > probably got to do with England's away mishaps and the fact that aus
> > will not go down so easily at home.

> > Your thoughts...

> I thought the same last time.. and we lost 5-0. Never underestimate
> Aus.

I'll reserve judgement until closer to the event.

I agree with your initial assessment of last time, but by the time
England arrived, their team was a shadow of that which regained the
Ashes 18 months earlier.

I'd have thought that Australia would have been the ones suffering
from injuries and aging players, but it was the other way around.

It's a brave person who's making predictions before either team has
been picked

Higgs

 
 
 

The most open ashes for a while in Oz

Post by John Hal » Thu, 05 Aug 2010 02:43:59

In article

Quote:

>I think this year's ashes would be the most open ashes to have been
>played in australia in the last 20 years.

It certainly looks that way.

Quote:

>You know, although England look so obviously the better team,

I'm not sure that it's that obvious in Australian conditions, where
Bollinger and Johnston can be expected to bowl better and Andersobn to
be less threatening.

Quote:
> I am
>just not able to have them at 51 to aus' 49 even. I dunno it's
>probably got to do with England's away mishaps and the fact that aus
>will not go down so easily at home.

I'd say that England are favourites, but only by a tiny amount.
--
John Hall

            "I don't even butter my bread; I consider that cooking."
                                                   Katherine Cebrian

 
 
 

The most open ashes for a while in Oz

Post by Nirvana » Thu, 05 Aug 2010 04:18:10

Alright guys I am gonna be betting some money on this. So grand
council of rsc, help me with your advice, suggestions, disses, etc,
etc ,etc
 
 
 

The most open ashes for a while in Oz

Post by jzfredrick » Thu, 05 Aug 2010 06:35:39


Quote:
> Alright guys I am gonna be betting some money on this. So grand
> council of rsc, help me with your advice, suggestions, disses, etc,
> etc ,etc

3-1 Aus.
 
 
 

The most open ashes for a while in Oz

Post by Michael Banne » Thu, 05 Aug 2010 08:32:01


Quote:
> In article


> >I think this year's ashes would be the most open ashes to have been
> >played in australia in the last 20 years.

> It certainly looks that way.

> >You know, although England look so obviously the better team,

> I'm not sure that it's that obvious in Australian conditions, where
> Bollinger and Johnston can be expected to bowl better and Andersobn to
> be less threatening.

I was thinking that James Anderson will not be as effective in
Australian conditions, but on the other side of the coin I think Broad
& Finn will love the Australian wickets.

The conditions will suit Australia but I think England have better
players at the moment. I expect a good battle, but I wouldn't want to
make a brave & fearless prediction.

 
 
 

The most open ashes for a while in Oz

Post by Jellor » Thu, 05 Aug 2010 10:41:07


Quote:

> > In article


> > >I think this year's ashes would be the most open ashes to have been
> > >played in australia in the last 20 years.

> > It certainly looks that way.

> > >You know, although England look so obviously the better team,

> > I'm not sure that it's that obvious in Australian conditions, where
> > Bollinger and Johnston can be expected to bowl better and Andersobn to
> > be less threatening.

> I was thinking that James Anderson will not be as effective in
> Australian conditions, but on the other side of the coin I think Broad
> & Finn will love the Australian wickets.

> The conditions will suit Australia but I think England have better
> players at the moment. I expect a good battle, but I wouldn't want to
> make a brave & fearless prediction.

I've heard that the English bowlers will be training with the
kookaburra ball once the Pakistan series is over.
 
 
 

The most open ashes for a while in Oz

Post by alve » Thu, 05 Aug 2010 17:05:38

Quote:

> I think this year's ashes would be the most open ashes to have been
> played in australia in the last 20 years.

Certainly within the last three years.... Anyways, as mentioned elsewhere
I've already backed the poms at the surprisingly friendly odds of 3.5. I'm
surprised that poms haven't jumped all over that on Betfair. Oz was abt
1.75 to win the series which, impo, is ***en ridiculous.

alvey

 
 
 

The most open ashes for a while in Oz

Post by KingOfPai » Thu, 05 Aug 2010 19:06:37


Quote:

>> I think this year's ashes would be the most open ashes to have been
>> played in australia in the last 20 years.

> Certainly within the last three years.... Anyways, as mentioned elsewhere
> I've already backed the poms at the surprisingly friendly odds of 3.5. I'm
> surprised that poms haven't jumped all over that on Betfair. Oz was abt
> 1.75 to win the series which, impo, is ***en ridiculous.

Perhaps that could be interpreted as showing that Aussies bet a lot more
money than the English do on cricket.

I'd also assume England is closer to 2 to retain the Ashes. We all know how
defensive they can get when it's the last test and going for a win means
risking the Ashes for an outright victory :)

Cheers!
--
Vig