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Will Swanton’s 10 Reasons Why Australia Will Win The Ashes

by | 7th, January 2011

TOP PREDICTION of 2010: Will Swanton forecast : 10 reasons Poms WON’T win ”.

Says Swanton in Australia’s Daily Telegraph November 19, 2010.

Reason 3:

Jimmy Anderson, Stuart Broad and Steve Finn are respectable quicks. But they lack the fear factor. Every truly great attack has someone pushing 150km/h, like Mitchell Johnson does for Australia.

Adam Johnson is chiefly remembered on the Tour for being the subject of the Barmy Army song:

He bowls to the left,

He bowls to the right,

That Mitchell Johnson is fucking shite

Reason 6 is -irony of ironies “over analysis. Again Aussie’s speedster gets the plaudits:

They’ve faced bowling machines with footage of Australian speedsters running in at them – and still didn’t want to know about Mitchell Johnson.

He’s got more:

8 Chokers

This is England we’re talking about. Losing is a tradition. Think soccer World Cups. Think Tim Henman at Wimbledon. Think every cricket tour of Australia since 1986-87. They always arrive talking themselves up, vowing they won’t wilt under the heat and pressure and scrutiny, then wilt under the heat and pressure and scrutiny. They’ve hired a self-described Yips Doctor – because they need one.

While Australia pins its

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