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November 22, 2006
You would be a very brave man at this stage to back against England. The 5-1 odds the bookmakers are offering are ridiculous in a two-horse race
If the England pace-bowling attack stays fit and bowls well, there is a good chance England will retain the Ashes
I said 2-1 to Australia last time, so I'll say 2-1 again and hope I'm wrong
If Harmison doesn't fire, if Flintoff gets injured, England will be in big trouble
I'm no Nostradamus whatsoever. It could be 5-0 either way!
3-1. The draw will be tight - hopefully there will be one or two tight last days that stop the nation. A lot is being asked of England's bowlers and they might have trouble staying on the park, unlike in the last series
I'm not keen on making predictions, but we have a good chance. We'll have to play better than when we were there last time
I reckon it will be 5-0. To say anything else would be negative. If we're going to win 2-1, or 3-2, which games are we going to lose?
I'll have to be pessimistic and say 3-1 to Australia, but it all depends on the first Test
There are a lot of factors but if England don't have four quality bowlers it could be 3-1 or 4-1.
4-0 to Australia and the reason it's not 5-0 is because the weather will intervene somewhere.
Michael Slater Australia 3-1
Neil Harvey Australia 4-1
Rodney Hogg Australia 5-0
Terry Jenner Australia 3-1
Simon O'Donnell Australia 3-1
Ian Redpath Australia 2-1
Paul Reiffel Australia 3-2
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