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April 17th, 2007


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08:21 pm - At last ...
Finally, South Africa have put England out of their (and our) misery in the World Cup (cricket, that is). I was getting a bit tired of the unrealistically optimistic things that the English kept spouting to the press ... "oh yes, we just need to turn around and win the next 5 matches in a row ... and we'll have won the World Cup !" They kept referring to the turn-around they managed in a meaningless series in Australia earlier in the year, but simply don't seem to have realised - Australia just weren't trying that hard back then. Now they are, and fortunately, so were South Africa. They completely thrashed England this time - England all out for 154; South Africa made the target in less than 20 overs - and hopefully that'll keep the English players a little quieter for a while (... who am I kidding, now we get the endless explanations of what went wrong, how they can do better next time and how it wasn't all that bad really. Bah).
Current Mood: satisfiedsatisfied

(3 touches | En garde !)

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From:haloumi
Date:April 17th, 2007 11:40 pm (UTC)
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Does this mean that they have to give back their MBEs?

(I was slightly disappointed that our head of state didn't see fit to award our 5-0 test winning team a set of MBEs when we won the Ashes back. It would almost make you think that she wasn't completely Australian.)
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From:hnpcc
Date:April 18th, 2007 12:51 am (UTC)
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Oh, it's OK. They got lunch with Little Johnny.
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From:hnpcc
Date:April 18th, 2007 12:50 am (UTC)
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Is that cricket thing still going?


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