Ashes: Australian media reaction to England's poor showing
Sky Sports gathers reaction from the Australian media to England's poor showing Down Under so far.
Last Updated: 24/11/13 1:03pm
We take a look at the gleeful reaction from the Australian media to England's poor showing Down Under so far.
Sunday Mail (Queensland)
The tabloid ran a front-page headline saying "Poms can't bat, can't bowl and even our WAGS are hotter" - beneath a picture of Michael Clarke's wife Kyly and David Warner's girlfriend Candice Falzon celebrating Warner's century in the second innings.
The daily Brisbane Courier-Mail has baited the England team - Stuart Broad in particular - throughout the series. It refused to name him in its coverage of this Ashes series over his refusal to walk during the first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge earlier in the year, and a white outline of Broad was superimposed over a picture of him celebrating a wicket in the first innings.
Following England's first-innings 136 all out the paper extended the same treatment to a picture of the whole side - above the headline 'A Team of Nobodies'.
The Courier-Mail and Sunday Mail's sports editor Michael Westlake said of the campaign against Broad: "The war is over now. The game is finished. The Australians got the result they were after, and I'm going to say again as it needs to be reinforced - we were really pleased that Broad took our little barbs in the right manner.
"He responded beautifully and at the end of the day, if he was a poor player scratching around for form, we wouldn't have even raised his name as a possibility for a story idea, let alone had a little campaign against him. So it was done with fun and respect and he accepted that and took it in the right manner."
Herald Sun (Melbourne)
A brutal victory, the mental disintegration of England's key batsmen, David Warner rising to the occasion and witnessing the best version of Mitchell Johnson - this is far more than Australian cricket fans could have hoped for.
(England's) quick loss of wickets began two overs after a 90-minute rain break. Their shot selection erratic as Brisbane's weather.
The Age (Melbourne)
Former Australia fast bowler Geoff Lawson on Jonathan Trott, who had been described as "weak" by Warner.
"Last week during the England tour game at the SCG, Trott spent much time facing bowling machines targeted at his leg stump and above the hip. Trott may have a scoring strength through the on side but not so much when the bounce is high. In his net sessions he never mastered whether to evade or play, defend or attack, and that uncertainty was evident in his strangulation in the Test. Trott will have to find a way through this."