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Another Idiot Abroad
6th Dec 2013 - Australia
Adelaide - It's all good; bar the cricket

Sometimes you just know a dropped catch is going to hurt you.  

England are merrily dishing out early Christmas presents to the Aussies with every chance they miss and are getting totally hammered here now.  

It's a little painful to watch though and it seems that some of our antipodean friends are actually starting to take pity on us now.  That's not to say that they aren't loving every minute of it; they totally are.  It may be that we are just lucky that we're in Adelaide where the cricket crowd are generally a class above those in Brisbane in that they have more wit and less of the football crowd mentality.  Certainly met a lot of top class Aussie blokes here both at the cricket and outside - a good reason to stay a good distance from the Barmy Army to be honest.

Upside of the two days we've seen is that Ben Stokes looks another good prospect for the future, and if you're looking for real positives, our Kwick Cricket kiddies who come onto the outfield at lunch in tests in England look a class above their Aussie counterparts at Brisbane and Adelaide.  The future's bright.

That's enough about the cricket; you can read the post mortems in the papers.

After play it was straight onto the tram to the Coopers Stadium to see league leaders Brisbane Roar take on Adelaide Utd.  Again, there was a lot of friendly banter on the way with the Aussies and also a lot of help in getting there.

Most interestingly probably was the fact that on buying a ticket we could sit virtually anywhere in the ground, including the away end!  Brisbane came back to win 2-1 from a goal down and their 200 or so fans were again on good form.  Particularly when they noticed that the steward in front of them was a Roy Hodgson lookie-likey.  Another good game, only disappointment was that Michael Theoklitis was injured and didn't play.  That means I've still only seen him play once for Norwich and once for Brisbane, but he conceded six less goals for Brisbane.

Making plans to see Nick Butts, possibly to see the Norwich game on TV tonight.  Thanks to Curtley for helping to arrange that.

Norwich playing away, that will cheer me up after another tough day for England then!



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