...were trying to pull a fast one. England's opening match of the Champions Trophy was also the first of 26 meetings with the old enemy over the next few months. And if they weren't currently rubbish I'd suspect the Aussies were playing games.
...roars.Have to say I was rather glad Jonny Wilkinson's Toulon won the Heineken Cup.
...the Track Cycling World Championships. It as after the men could only pick up the silver medal in the team pursuit, well beaten by the Australians in the final, that it hit rock bottom. The all conquering Olympic squad were dead and buried.
...nearly a decade...and it was Toby Flood-less. Any coincidence? I think not. But will they learn from this?
...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.
...and their heirs have stepped in seamlessly. Sir Chris Hoy and Queen Victoria Pendleton have mixed final day of their Olympic careers with gold and silver while their understudies show there's more to come with double gold.
...day after day in the velodrome. Victoria Pendleton, the women's and men's team pursuit produced one hell of a night as they delivered gold medals and world records.
...even worse to watch. It was excruciating watching Great Britain - no Team GB here - being thwarted by their own success in the men's road race on the first full day of the Olympics. Not just because Mark Cavendish didn't have a chance to win.
...undercooked. Just imagine what an embarrassment for the number one ranked team in the world it could have been if the visiting South Africans were on top form.
...doesn't matter. Females or no females I've said it before and I'll say it again. There's only one winner. Cav. The Manx Missile. Mark Cavendish.
...meh. A drab, rain affected, test match in Wales was no way to hail the returning Ashes heroes and it looked to be ending in a damp squib until Sri Lanka pulled something out of the bag.
...I almost forgot. It's been a bit remiss of me, what's it been a week now after the Aussies were yet again crushed in their own backyard by an innings, for the third time.
...don't you? With over 12,000 test runs in the bag, after his misses the final test of this series is that for him in the baggy green, set to be remembered for losing three Ashes series?
...series? So far bar the third test in Australia matching the fourth in 2009 when England were hammered it's pretty much panning out the same with England unable to lead from the front.
..aren't we. I mean after stuffing the might of Slovenia a whole one nothing, who is there now good enough to stop England from going all the way and lifting the trophy?