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Australia V India 2014

Dec 10 – Day 2 – First Test

We were all up bright and early today for pre-breakfast indoor archery. ¬†Who knows what’s behind it all, probably something about “taking aim at our goals” or some other psycho-babble. We were all lined up, ripping off a few arrows, when Darren made an appearance in an alarming Robin Hood costume – there was nowhere for us to look but ...

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Dec 9 – Day 1 – First Test

There were no surprises in the team announcement this morning once it was clear that The Captain had declared himself fit to play. [Ed. There being a subtle difference between that and him actually being fit to play – see below]. The list is as follows: Puff and UnLucky to open up, Hollywood at 3 and The Captain at 4. ...

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Dec 8 – Test Eve

Coach2.0 made the official team announcement at the start of the day. It was no surprise. The Captain in, Junior Marsh out. Forget the 12th Man. Phillip Hughes named as the 13th Man. Whatever you think of that, the numbers 408, 63, 87, 13, 63 seconds of applause, red hankies, yellow socks, statues, idols, tikis, or any other craven image, ...

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A note from Coach 2.0: Focus

I wrote nothing last week or the week before. What could one sensibly write that would stand the test of time? Hughesy’s tragedy has been all consuming. Attending his funeral provided a marker from which to ring-fence everything, compartmentalise it, and begin to think about the game and series ahead. What else can you do (apart from retire his character ...

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India Tour Dates

Here’s the Tour Dates for the Test Series against India.   Tour Games 24-25 November – Glenelg 28-29 November – Adelaide Tests 4-8 December – Brisbane 12-16 December – Adelaide 26-30 December – Melbourne 3-7 January – Sydney   GET READY for the Tour and read about the last time the teams clashed with From Dust to Dust.

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