The Ashes

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The Ashes

Joined: April 2nd, 2009, 12:57 pm

November 22nd, 2017, 9:56 am #1

I'm unbelievably excited.

I love the Ashes when its cold and dark and everyone is asleep..
You have to stay awake until lunchtime on the first day.
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Joined: August 7th, 2014, 4:58 pm

November 22nd, 2017, 11:14 am #2

I'll definitely stay up for the first session tonight. I have Friday off so tomorrow might be an all-nighter! The away Ashes series is special - I'd love to go but I agree that there's something magical about following it from the depths of the English winter.
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Joined: October 17th, 2013, 8:44 pm

November 22nd, 2017, 11:35 am #3

I'm unbelievably excited.

I love the Ashes when its cold and dark and everyone is asleep..
You have to stay awake until lunchtime on the first day.
I've finally paid up for BT Sport on Sky, which has cost me a £20 connection fee, then free for 3 or 4 months (can't remember which) then £26.99 each for the rest of the 12 months. I'll get some of the value by now being able to watch Premiership rugby, Saracens v Exeter a mouth watering prospect.

Today, BT are showing Gatting's series, extended highlights. Benaud and Greig were so much better than I expect Vaughan and Ponting to be. Not many spectators at the WACA to watch Broad, Gower and Richards get centuries, and Athey to just miss one. Steve Waugh was number 7, but came in as night-watchman! Just a reminder that even the greatest have to go through a process before they're established.

I fly out to Adelaide next week, for just two Tests, back home to watch Boxing Day at the G.
Bowlers win matches
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Joined: September 7th, 2015, 9:28 pm

November 22nd, 2017, 7:11 pm #4

I'm unbelievably excited.

I love the Ashes when its cold and dark and everyone is asleep..
You have to stay awake until lunchtime on the first day.
I can't see the highlights being advertised anywhere else than on the BT sports website which is a bit of a shame.

Anybody know any different!

Don't like to see a Sky monopoly of course but spreading the same sport over two different pay platforms seems to make a bad situation for viewers worse.
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Joined: January 21st, 2004, 7:13 pm

November 22nd, 2017, 7:13 pm #5

I'm unbelievably excited.

I love the Ashes when its cold and dark and everyone is asleep..
You have to stay awake until lunchtime on the first day.
I won't be watching as sadly I don't have BT & Sky already costs me more than I can afford
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Joined: January 13th, 2015, 7:59 pm

November 22nd, 2017, 7:32 pm #6

I'm unbelievably excited.

I love the Ashes when its cold and dark and everyone is asleep..
You have to stay awake until lunchtime on the first day.
I'm lucky enough to be able to travel for the whole series. I've just woken up in Brisbane. Just need the whole thing to get started now. It was ever thus, but the First Day will set the tone for a lot of what follows.
Beer Tourism continues to crack on a pace in Brisbane. I visited a Brewery in Milton, Brisbane last night which is celebrating it's First Birthday. Very very very good Pilsner & excellent Pale Ale.

www.ball-sup.blogspot.co.uk
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Joined: October 17th, 2013, 9:52 am

November 22nd, 2017, 8:00 pm #7

I'm unbelievably excited.

I love the Ashes when its cold and dark and everyone is asleep..
You have to stay awake until lunchtime on the first day.
Weather report, Phil?
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Joined: October 22nd, 2013, 2:47 pm

November 22nd, 2017, 8:27 pm #8

I'm unbelievably excited.

I love the Ashes when its cold and dark and everyone is asleep..
You have to stay awake until lunchtime on the first day.
Staying up to catch the first few hours...it so often seems to set the tone of a series.
Have assembled an Ashes article for the Cricket Yorkshire website including technology/watching the cricket:
https://cricketyorkshire.com/ashes-2017/
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Joined: October 17th, 2013, 9:52 am

November 22nd, 2017, 8:46 pm #9

I'm unbelievably excited.

I love the Ashes when its cold and dark and everyone is asleep..
You have to stay awake until lunchtime on the first day.
Radio on already.
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Joined: June 4th, 2015, 6:32 pm

November 24th, 2017, 6:42 pm #10

I'm unbelievably excited.

I love the Ashes when its cold and dark and everyone is asleep..
You have to stay awake until lunchtime on the first day.
I've succumbed.

With ashes cricket, world hockey league, champions league football all now on BT I bit the bullet and signed up today. Three free months and then £26 a month thereafter.

My next call was to Sky to review my deal with them.

"You're a very long standing customer sir which means you have VIP status and you can have Sky Q for free, and we can discount your sky sports package and upgrade your broadband and your bill will reduce by £22 a month for 18 months".

So two phone calls and I'm £12 a year better off with more sports to watch and faster broadband.

Result.

The call to Sky took over an hour. BT about 15 minutes....
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