...as it started. With a Kevin Pietersen orchestrated mess. Though in classic Andrew Strauss style as he quit cricket completely he played down the chance to stick the knife in.
...on a cricket pitch again? The amount of battering his knees had taken over the last decade, with the operations and injections it's not a shock Andrew Flintoff announce his retirement from the game.
...you lost the Ashes...again! It feels a lot different from 2005 doesn't it, which is better, it's hard to say. Two mediocre teams playing some poor cricket but do England have a future with this side?
...bat!! Everything points to batting doesn't it the overnight rain the humidity your choice to go in a batsmen down and with a bowler extra - all out 102 says great call lads.
...just one needed. After the rain had the biggest say on the draw in the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston, it's down to Headingley and the Oval, can England just get one more win and seal it or will this barbecue summer have the final say?
...England will miss. As Andrew Flintoff rips through the Aussies and England finally get a win at Lord's we see the bowler England will miss the one that lifts all around him and intimidates those facing.
...don't help the knees. Andrew Flintoff announced he'll be quitting test cricket after this Ashes series to go and slog his knackered joints out in the one day game, was he better than the numbers suggest?