"Three-year plan plotted to tame Oz"
"Soon after losing 2-0 three years ago, Mickey Arthur and I drew up a three-year plan. We identified what we believed we needed to win in
"We then backed them and supported them, especially through the lean times," he said.
"Obviously that (leading
"If I was still in the habit of sticking notes on my fridge door, I would have stuck one there three years ago and it would simply have said: 'Win in Australia next time'," he wrote in his column.
Smith said, "In our last tour to
"It's fair to say we started talking about this tour almost as soon as we arrived home three years ago. It has always been in the back of our minds, even through this year when we had tours to
"The challenge now, as it was with my captaincy, is not to treat the achievement as "mission accomplished" but to use it as the start of a brand new journey, a new era...I can assure you there will be absolutely no sense of anti-climax about the Sydney Test.”
"We are all very aware of the prize that awaits us if we can win again and we have all dreamed of being No. 1," he said.
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