The excuses have started already:
Hilditch said Australian cricket was in a rebuilding phase following the keenly felt retirements of Shane Warne, Adam Gilchrist, Matthew Hayden and Glenn McGrath.
"The reality check is we're a young side, a rebuilding side, we've lost a lot of great players but had no time to reflect on that, we've got to reflect on the future," he said.
"We're going to have ups and downs in performance over the next couple of years while we continue a rebuilding process.
"The process is far from over. We've still got players we're going to lose in the next couple of years."
Well I sure as fuck ain't looking forward to the "far from over process". And haven't Warney and co been retired since the last Ashes? How fucking long are you going to hang onto that excuse? Consider yourself inducted into the WHAB Hall Of Fame.