This Thursday the Ashes finally start. It’s been a couple of years of promise, built up by a team that has actually shown that it can win away from home, but I fear there will be more of the same punishment meted out to the Poms*. The Aussies have had a slow start and really is just the one day game (just for you weasel), but we are better at the long form of the game so let’s see what happens. My prediction – 3-0 to the visitors. There will be 2 games washed out, where the Poms will be in a winning position on the second day, but due to thee rain, they run out of time, giving the nation false hope and a trouncing in the next match.
Been up most nights watching “Le Tour” and I have been drawn in to the magic of it and the tactics and the commentary. It’s been riveting. I think it’s the countryside views, the people on the side of the course, the narrow corridors the spectators create for the riders, how they don’t smack into a spectator or a flag or a bag, I don’t know. It would seem that Lance Armstrong is going to win this, barring any sort of mishap. It will be his last race and 7th win in a row, magnificent effort. I remember Miguel Indurain being hailed as the best ever, well Lance is just that little bit better. A friend has a plan to go to France and follow the tour from start to finish, in a Winabago. Sounds cool.
I found out today that the only team that can’t make the AFL finals this year is Carlton. Collingwood can mathematically make it as high as 3rd, so fire up boys. 6 wins will do it. Losing a bit of interest in the footy, I thought my pies would have a good season, but we a re looking to next year now. Finish 14th and try and get a good draft choice for next year.
That’s all for now, going to watch some pedal pushing.
* Believe it or not, a Perth - WA man was charged with some sort of racial slur offence when he called an Englishman “a pommy git”. What the? Next they’ll whine about being called “soap dodgers”. Been looking for the article online but can’t find it.