Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Huh. Who'd Have Thought It?

Well, there we are then. England win.

Wait. England managed to thrash South Africa by an innings.

That kind of thing doesn't happen every day. In fact, it hardly ever happens.

And whatever the result for the next Test, England have had a pretty wonderful year.

Swann has had a fabulous year.

And ok, the Test was wrapped up pretty early this morning, and no, NWG may have not watched it live (late night), but waking up to great news is a rather rare event.

Hurray for England. And Swann. And Strauss. And Broad. And Matthew Hoggard (did anyone see him joining the Barmy Army and having a sing song? Genius.)

14 comments:

Stani Army said...

Nightmare,
This, on it's own, was bigger than the whole of the last Ashes series, seriously.

The Nightwatchgirl said...

Stani - really? Because you're favourite Swann did so well? Because Matthew Hoggard was on TV? Because there were no Australians involved?

Why? Why?

Stani Army said...

Calm down dear. It's because the Ashes didn't mean much. It certainly doesn't mean as much as they make it out to be anyway...especially when you take into account this secret undercover love the Aussies and English share. Yes, Stani knows.

Spanking Soufrica, the 2nd ranked Test side does mean something :)

...and the tv umpire was Australian :P smart arse, me.

I leave you with quotes from the completely humble, Graeme Swann. Spot the contradiction:

"Two man-of-the-match awards in two games, I'll take that to finish off the year quite nicely,"

"Straussy left me out in Jamaica, so I thought 'right, I've got to show him what a mistake he's made here'."

"It's been magnificent for me...we didn't end up winning the series, personally for me it was a breakthrough series. Then there was the Ashes which is seven weeks that I'll never forget. I'm certainly going to look back on 2009 with a fair bit of fondness."
Just like he does in the mirror.

"But I'm quite shy and retiring, never one to voice my opinions. The game goes in circles. In three or four years' time, we'll be completely out of vogue again so I'll just enjoy the fairground ride while I can. It will come back round, sooner or later, that a brilliant mystery spinner will arrive and I'll be defunct." He's talking about me there Nightmare...remember our little bet?

Xuxana said...

Where are all your exclamation marks?! tee-hee

Xtani Army said...

I can exclame :)

...sorry, that was a terrible joke. By the way, I'm going to call myself Xtani now Xuxana Xuxana.

The Nightwatchgirl said...

Is NWG witnessing the first whiffs of love on NWG? That would make her so happy.

Go Xtani!

p.s. It's fine that Graeme isn't modest. He will never be as big headed as KP.

Stani Army said...

O stop it Nightmare!

The Nightwatchgirl said...

sorry Stani. NWG didn't meant it.

Stani Army said...

And Xuxana's apology? Come on, you can do it, there's a good girl.

...and please don't use 'whiff' and 'love' in the same sentence, it's so unromantic :)

The Nightwatchgirl said...

NWG's bad, sorry Stani

Ben said...

Its just a cheap ripoff of Xtina.

Stani Army said...

Who's Xtina Ben? Christina Ugly-gorilla?

She stole it from Xuxana. I was there. Xuxana needs to TM it like Nightmare has with hers....even though Nightmare's is a fake TM.

Xuxana said...

Whaa? I'm lost.

Stani Army said...

We were just saying how jealous we are of your name. I suggested you start a clothing label and Ben agreed. Nightmare said she'd wear your stuff....provided you do XXL stuff. Yes, more Xs.

That was it, basically.