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This whole Aussie turnaround has a horrible feeling to me of something I've seen before.
It's the same personnel that we laughed at four years ago (and even earlier this summer) who have now lifted to another level and cleaned us out.
Some of the older fans on here might remember our 'glory days' of the mid 1980s (by glory I mean the Ashes were a brief oasis of glory in between getting annihilated by West Indies and having home humiliations to India, New Zealand and Pakistan...) where the likes of Botham, Gatting, Gower, Broad, Gooch, Emburey would lord it over an Aussie team that featured the likes of Border, Boon, Merv Hughes, Bruce Reid, Geoff Marsh, Geoff Lawson.
Those guys then took delight in getting their revenge over us home and away.
Funny how in cricket you get these turnarounds that you don't see to the same extent in other sports. The only rugby league rough equivalent I can think of is when a young and naive NZ came on tour here in 2007 and got a 3-0 whacking at the hands of the last GB rugby league team. A year later, a lot of those guys were the core of Stephen Kearney's team that won the World Cup.
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