In no particular order 20 things we love about something in 10 words or less……
The Ashes in Australia
The English Optimism: It often lasts until tea on the first day.
That first ball: Stage set, hyped to the max. Hear that Gabba ROOOOAR.
Mitchell Johnson: Perfect pantomime villain and man of the series. Terrifying speed.
The Barmy Army: It’s amazing how beer can turn a heavy defeat into a party.
The Pink Test: It’s every series every year but a great initiative.
Moaning about mid-strength beer: Seriously though? $9 FOR 2.5%?
1987: The last time England won apart from 2010/11.
2010/11: 3 English victories by an innings and The Sprinkler.
Poor Mark Nicholas: The comical English bumbler consistently surrounded by celebrating Aussies.
The Day/Night Test: We’ve not had it yet but we’re keen. Bring it on….
Beer Snakes: THIS IS A LIE. I HATE THEM.
The Aussie Hostility: The crowd, the press, the players, no holds barred hostility.
The Big English Response to the above: None. Floundering quiver after polite cliché followed by crumbling defeat.
Adelaide Oval Scoreboard: Listed building saved and kept untouched through the renovations.
Adelaide Oval Scoreboard with this score on it: Sorry, it’s rare, we had to. Yes that’s us in 2010
Bill Lawrie: The voice of cricket.
The Cracks at the WACA: HOW CAN THIS BE A PITCH? NEVER MIND THE ASHES?!
English clichés of ‘next time’: England
The fact this is what they’re playing for:
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COME ON ENGLAND!!!