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The Ashes: Sour Aussies Gladden English Hearts With Bitter Chant

by | 5th, January 2011

THE fifth Ashes Test and England are thrashing Australia…again. This is getting to be a habit. One thing has changed, though: Australia have two songs. The usual song is a cub-scout-style “Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, oi, oi!”. The new one – Song 2 – says:

“Four Saffers in your team! You’ve got four Saffers in tour team…”

This is a reference to Trott, Pietersen, Strauss and Prior – all born in South Arica. It is pretty rubbish song. “Saffers” makes it sound endearing. In truth, it is just desperate, a sour, pitiful chant that reveals just how much England winning at a minority sport has hurt the Aussies. Still, they do still have the swimming. And England has football – which is why our chants are better:

“He bowls to the left, he bowls to the right that Mitchell Johnson is…”

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England celebrate winning the fifth Ashes Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia.



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