Monday, August 23, 1999 Published at 17:43 GMT 18:43 UK
Fans furious at England's decline
Who is to blame for England's slump? Administrators, players or media?
English cricket is at an all-time low, following a humiliating home Test series defeat by those supposed international minnows, New Zealand.
Tempers are running high among fans, who are keen to offer advice on how the team's fortunes can be turned around.
And while the views differed, the majority of responses were far from complimentary of the England side.
Joanna Barnes, an English ex-pat suffering among "shark-infested and gloating Aussie waters", pointed to an absence of backbone among the players.
Others pointed at a defeatist attitude, which could only be eradicated with a major overhaul of English cricket.
"The losing habit seems to live at the heart of the batsmen," said David from England, "and no matter how many peripheral changes are made the cancer lives on."
There was sadness from Jon P-S: "As a player of cricket in a number of teams it broke my heart to see England's performance in this series."
Players and administrators bore the brunt of the abuse, but some supporters blamed the media for exagerrating the problem, while others accused school of failing to develop the sport among children.
But it was not just English supporters who made their feelings known.
Elsewhere, the plight of Nasser Hussain's team was greeted with was a mixture of sympathy and ridicule.
"Add English cricket to the long list of things that 'the sun has set on' for the British," he said. "The talent pool is anaemic. The power centres of cricket are now in the former colonies - Austral-Asia and Southern Africa."
But there were also words of support from among England's Test competitors.
Emerson from Barbados simply urged: "What England needs now is encouragement and support - not jeers and boos."