Okay, so the phoney war is over, and the real Ashes battle starts tomorrow. Here's my predictions on how the series will go.
Lords : McGrath to bowl Australia to comfortable victory.
Edgbaston : England's pace quartet level the series.
Old Trafford : Warne skittles England's second innings to go 2-1 up.
Trent Bridge : High-scoring draw sees Australia retain Ashes.
Oval : England on top, but Aussies hold on for draw and series win.
I'm sorry, but until McGrath and Warne retire, I just don't think England are quite good enough...not that there's any shame in that, those two are both all-time greats.