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Tuesday, September 13, 2005

My London Underground Journey and The Ashes

Commuting and Cricket

Well unless you live on Mars you'll know that England re-gained
The Ashes after 18 years, and amazingly this affected my commute into work this morning. Firstly, Metro was simply covered with reports of our win, there were also some really cool and well timed ads.

One from the Australian Tourist Board, with a shot of the England team and the headline "The only tourists not welcome in Austalia" The ad continued - "... we'll extend a warm Australian welcome to everyone....well, almost everyone"

Australian Tourist Board Ad in Metro


In the sports section there was an ad from Budweiser with text written in the shape of The Ashes trophy "explaining" the rules of cricket. At the end it said "And so England won, right?" with the strapline of "You do the cricket, we'll do the beer"

Budweiser Ad Celebrating England winning The Ashes


However, what was more noticeable was that once again the London Underground was literally swarming with police. I think I'd made reference in one of the comments earlier about how I had noticed fewer police around lately. Well today they were back in force and I spose that it would be quite something for terrorists to attack when England and London were celebrating one of our greatest sporting victories in 18 years. There is a victory bus ride and parade with the team coming through central London and culminating in Trafalgar Square at lunchtime.

Anyway, well done boys, you did us proud!!


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