...respect. Throughout the whole of this last Ashes test match the pundits told us Onions should have been picked instead of Tim Bresnan. What would have happened if they got their wish.
...in Manchester, what are the chances? England sit here on Tuesday morning still holding the Ashes but they could quite easily be sitting there looking down the wrong end of a 2-1 deficit to the worst Aussie side since crying Kim's.
...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.
...he don't get no respect! Thirteen games, thirteen England victories, most wickets in both innings and the match, third top scorer what more does Tim Bresnan have to do?
...to blow it. But they couldn't just manage it because as with 11 previous Test matches when they have Tim Bresnan in the side they just win even if he doesn't do that much.
...this series thumping. Has there ever been a team to come to these shores and be on the end of such a shellacking in a test match series?
...disguise? England yet again stuff India, this time by an innings and plenty, to take over from the visitors as the number one ranked team in the world.
...again? If you didn't know the test rankings but were told one of these was number one and then watched the first two tests of this series you wouldn't pick India, would you even have them in the top 5?
...of both victory and defeat. Even with a magnificent 158 from Andrew Strauss that surpassed Tendulkar's ton, thanks to more ineptness from Anderson England managed a last ball tie with India.
...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?