These are extracts of recent posts by Australian fans on another message board - not Poms cheering on anyone beating Australia, but Australian fans.
Posted 12-04-06 02:04
JGK the Bangas are still paying $3.00. How about you take your famous woofing pineapple down to the nearest TAB and bail us out of the poo.
If you can't get away I'll even let you have my Centrebet account details.
Socrates, Solzhentsyn, David Hicks and now any Aussie.
One swallow does not a summer make, but a no-talent team couldn't have got to this point.
Godo to see Clarke make a contribution to the match: running out Bashar might have saved us.
((and I love this one))
I still think Aust can hold out for a draw but even if we lose, i don't think too much should be taken from it.
No doubt the aussie bashers on the forum will go into raptures but you have to look at it in real terms. Theres no doubt the Bangers have played well but Aust arrived from SA & went into the test with no warmups & only one training session. Its taken them two & a half days to aclimatise to sub continent conditions in which time the Bangers made the most of it & put themselves in a winning position.
I think the second test will have a very different outcome.
Nah mate, we're stuffed.
Further, I reckon it'll be a loss by six, with Drunky on 193, batting with the tail, and trying to heave the bulk of the winning runs with one mighty blow, gets caught on the boundary.
If we can stay on pitch till lunch + sometime with lead 350, we may have at least a draw if not win. I agree with one aussi fan that BASHAR ( lazy his run out ) saved aussi this time. I will be disappointed even if we lose, but not panicking at all, because we have own this test already in a different meaning.
Also, I'd like to talk to the Prime Minister. Tell him about this Aussie very popular in Bangladesh, who supports the Tigers, not the Aussies. You could be the Australian High Commissioner to Bangladesh.
Thanks for the excellent stuff mate. Interesting reading.
Well, Credits to Ian for holding the ship of our hopes even before the test started. He was the lone man showing us directions in a dark stormy night at sea.
Everytime there was a cheer for Bangladesh in the first innings, it reminded me of Ian and the few of us who unnervingly held firm for Bangladesh.