It was inevitable since the start of the third Ashes test that England were going to fall to a humiliating 5 – 0 test defeat. England haven’t played at all well all series, every time I thought that England were in a strong position, any hopes were dashed with poor batting displays from the top order. Duncan Fletcher has made a number of poor decisions during the series and a total lack of preparation for the tour has all caused this whitewash! England eventually lost the fifth test by 10 wickets only managing to set the Aussies a total of 46 runs to win the test with one day to spare. England’s second innings really puts the gulf in skill into perspective, the highest score of the innings was 29 scored by Kevin Pietersen, which simply isn’t good enough. These players are supposed to be the best that England have to offer. On that basis, I think we should give up on playing cricket altogether. Let’s hope England can regain some pride in the one day series with Australia and New Zealand, but I won’t be putting any money on it. Hopefully Michael Vaughan will regain his captaincy for the one day games, taking the pressure off Andrew Flintoff who hasn’t been himself this series, looking very withdrawn and negative which I feel has been a massive factor in England’s Ashes defeat, things need to change, that’s the only certainty to come out of this! Now for some irony; England coach Duncan Fletcher has hinted at asking Shane Warne to help England improve their game, which I suppose makes sense as Warne has been the downfall for England’s batsmen over the years taking 700+ test wickets, and 1000+ international wickets, not a bad way to make your exit from international cricket!

It’s seems that my hopes of working in the Hub on a regular basis has been dealt a severe blow, Nick and Phil’s services are not required either. Nubsound has taken over the running of the sound system in the Hub. They are now in charge of hiring and firing and will be using their own engineers instead of the engineers that have worked there pretty much since it opened its doors. I’m not too worried about that to be honest, it would have been nice, but I wasn’t banking on work in the Hub, so it’s not a major issue. I would rather concentrate on making Voodoo the premier live music venue in Plymouth, we have nearly everything in place; also get the new DJ night that I will be starting on the 31st at Voodoo off the ground; this night could be massive, we already have some high profile support for the night!

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