Author Archives: Sledger

“Australia’s dark uncertain times”: columns of conviction

24 years of hurt – England beat the Australians in Australia; having already suffered enough at the fingers of the umpires this Ashes, it is the turn of the hacks. Here’s what the press down-under made of the home side’s … Continue reading

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The Ashes are now embarrassing: columns of conviction

It’s nearly all over. For the Australian press it can’t be over quick enough. The crunching of keyboards gets more frantic and depressed. This is what they’re writing ‘Aussies delay the inevitable’ ‘Mountain of embarrasment’ Ashes supersite

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"Australians dislike Cook, he's so English": columns of conviction

Aussies Cooked, Bell tolling fluidly/fortuitously (depending on which side your bread is marmited/vegemited) and same old Aussies, always cheating? Here’s what the Aussie press made of day three at the SCG … ‘Poms inflict more pain on Aussies’ ‘Bell scores … Continue reading

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Beer and tension in the final Test: columns of conviction

Australian public seek warmth in Beer but his front foot faux-pas leaves them spitting feathers. Here’s what the press down-under made of it … ‘Aussies in with a sniff’ ‘No ball takes fizz out of Beer’ Ashes Supersite

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Ponting rage, Trott hundred: columns of conviction

Another strong day for England, another dispiriting one for Australia – and it is all falling on, and out of, Ricky’s head … The press seem as resigned as they believe the Australian captain should be. ‘Ponting feel the pressure’ … Continue reading

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Australia misery, England excellence, Ashes gone: columns of conviction

It was one of the worst (or best) days of Ashes cricket for Australians. And it seems the press and the team have recovered from the hiccup of actually winning at Perth … ‘Anderson’s Boxing Day rampage’ ‘Does it get … Continue reading

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Australia complete victory: columns of conviction

It only took Australia 49 minutes to finish England off – the damage was done on day three. Day four was clinical, old, Australia ‘Bully boys: Aussies turn back the clock’ ‘Ashes alive after Perth swing’ Ashes Supersite ‘Aussies thrash England … Continue reading

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“Cricket, and Australia, is back”: columns of conviction

Australia have dominated and deserve to be on the point of victory at Perth against a worryingly jaded England. It’s been a great pitch and, as a result, a great Test – which Australia will finish off tomorrow morning. “England … Continue reading

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Johnson joy, Perth pain: columns of conviction

Oh dear. Australia thanks to Johnson are back – and all seems forgiven from the Australian journalists… Except Ponting, who’s always ripe for a kick. “Ricky Rides Ashes Rollercoaster” “Super Mitch Snares Six” “Hussey on par with call” Ashes Supersite

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Australia misery at the Waca: columns of conviction

The Australian batting line up has had another mauling – first from England bowlers then its own press. ‘Kissing The Ashes Goodbye’ ‘Skipper is near the end’ ‘Australian cricket a rabble’ Ashes Supersite

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