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Ashes Diary of the 17th Man – Jun 24

Dawn broke over Bristol to a new reality.  The Coach had fallen on his sword – or been pushed – so now everything must change.  I tried not to read the papers over breakfast, no doubt the English press would be having a field day. This was supposed to be the glorious first day of the Ashes campaign, with the whole squad assembling ...

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Coach Sacked – Ashes Diary of the 17th Man – Jun 23

Coach was on tenderhooks this morning, and ripped into the Test hopefuls by name in ten minutes of raw power this morning. He was extremely agitated [Ed: Now we know why]. “One [expletive] hundred and bloody eleven,” he said, “AND then a second string side scores 3/164 while Dan Christian (one of us) murders Citizen Kane in broad daylight.” “Who ...

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