As the eucalypt sprouts new shoots after a fire…
The really great thing about us Australians is that we don’t let bad things get us down.
A World Cup for Qatar? No worries. It’ll probably save us all a bunch of stadium renovations we didn’t need anyway. Not to mention that we might actually move towards an economy built on more stable foundations than the questionable benefits of global events we host every quarter century or so.
Three for two against the Poms in the cricket? She’ll be right. We’ll be 3/94 by lunch once Huss and Watto have dug in.
Yes, just as the eucalypt renews itself after a fire has burnt it half to death, so too, do we Australians often produce our best after a good, bloody kick in the teeth.
Football Federation Australia will now, you’d hope, take a good look at itself and concentrate its efforts on important things like the ailing A-League rather than some pie-in-the-sky World Cup.
And Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke, you’d hope, will return to batting school.
This is primarily a cricket blog, so I welcome your thoughts on what the Aussies need to score to be competitive, especially with hot weather forecast for Adelaide for the weekend and England likely to make a motza.
But if you’d like to comment on the Australian aptitude for renewal, by all means, cut loose.
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