Who Are ya Who are ya

Who Are ya Who are ya

first_imgIts July 10th, the sun is out, Trent Bridge is packed to the rafters and the Barmy Army are in full voice eagerly awaiting an Aussie mauling. They will no doubt go through their full repertoire over the five days (or more likely four), however there is surely one chant that should dominate the Nottinghamshire airwaves and that’s “Who are ya, Who are ya, who are ya.” The 4/9 England is cracking value and the reasons why can be summed up by that chant alone.In years gone by the names rolled off the tongue; Warne, McGrath, Hadden, Waugh, Gilchrest, Lee, Langer, Clarke, Ponting to name but a few. There was never a weak link, never a target and rarely a player who we thought wouldn’t get in our side. Oh how the tables have turned. The current crop of journey men are far from house hold names in Australia, let alone over here and they are about to be found out at the highest level. The likes of Rogers, Cowan, Smith, Hughes, Harris and Faulkner wouldn’t get near the England team and we need to go into this series with the mentality that we are going to win 5-0.Show no fear, show no respect, demonstrate no self-doubt, no pity. Would the great Aussie side with Warne and McGrath done any of those things? I think not, they were ruthless to the core and that’s how we now need to be. In Cook (average 49), Trott (50), Root (42), Pieterson (49), Bell (45), Prior(44), Bairstow (31) we have runs, lots and lots of runs. The same most defiantly cannot be said for the Aussie’s and with the exception of Captain Clarke and to some extent Shane Watson they lack any sort of class with the bat. However, it’s not only with the bat that we are far superior but also with the ball. Anderson, Finn, Broad and Swann looks just about the most potent bowling attack on the planet right now and there’s no way the likes of Siddle et al carry the same threat.I could go on and on, but you get the gist by now. England are superior in every area and with home advantage to boot they should have now problems in ensuring the Ashes stay in the rightful home at Lords.RecommendationsEngland to win the series at 4/94-0 England at 8/1Trott top series batsmen 7/1Finn top series bowler 12/1last_img read more