The Jones boys, Simon and Geraint, are rare birds among their clucking colleagues in that they are the only two England cricketers who have not been quoted about the outcome of the Ashes series, which starts today at Lord's.
The same applies to most of the Australians, with Damien Martyn and Simon Katich in a similar silent majority.
Body language, bully boys, very little baggage from the last eight series defeats among the new boys - these are the buzz phrases.
An awful lot of words could be rammed down many throats in the next seven weeks, including those of several past Test captains of both countries, with the growing conviction that the England quotes mostly are of the whistling in the dark variety while those from the Australian camp are said more in expectation than hope.
It is a good job that history is just that - a chronicle of the past, but it is an astonishing fact that Lord's has inspired visiting teams from Down Under so much that they have suffered defeat only twice in 26 Ashes Tests at Headquarters in the last 109 years. No other sport can throw up such a hoodoo venue.
England won by six wickets in 1896 thanks to Herculean match figures of 58.3-18-173-11 by Surrey fast bowler Tom Richardson, with those overs coming from the 153 needed by six bowlers to take 20 Australian wickets. The only other victory, in 1934, was even more freakish, with England winning by an innings and 38 runs on a rain-affected pitch, which was brilliantly exploited by Yorkshire's slow left-arm spinner, Hedley Verity.
He took 14 of his 15 wickets on the third day to complete match figures of 58.3-23-104-15 (the same number of overs bowled as by Richardson) and dismissed Don Bradman twice. The ball lifted and flew unexpectedly, prompting Bradman to explain his second innings slogging stroke thus: "You never see great snooker players perform on a torn cloth."
So, how do the England players write a new page in the history books? With great difficulty, simply because Australia are the better side. They have two utterly reliable and wicket-taking bowlers in Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne; Michael Vaughan has one bowler he can trust - Andrew Flintoff - and can only hope that Steve Harmison, Ashley Giles, Matthew Hoggard and Simon Jones will perform at their best.
Anything less and the task of rolling back the Red Sea is simple compared with stemming a batting tide which often reaches maximum force when Adam Gilchrist comes in at number seven.
At least two out of England's top three batsmen must win their battle against Australia's new-ball attack plus Warne, otherwise the match will be gone before a home finger has been raised in anger.
Steve Waugh is not known to waste a word, on or off the field, so these prescient remarks deserve due care and attention in the home dressing-room: "The first session on day one, Test one at Lord's will give a real glimpse as to how the series will unravel. If England are reactive, cautious and passive in their intent, as they have been at times in the past, then they will be crushed by a force that thrives on the big stage.
"You know that this Australian team shines when the stakes are at their highest. Yet if England can come out firing on all cylinders and engage Australia, they may well find they have something to give that they didn't think themselves capable of. Never has 'if' been a bigger word."
If, probably when, England fail to regain the Ashes, it will not be because of disputed catches after Vaughan and Australia captain Ricky Ponting reportedly struck a deal on how best to deal with them.
Ponting made the offer after Gilchrist - who always walks when he has nicked it rather than stand his ground and hope the umpire makes a mistake - walked off in bizarre fashion in the one-day series when he was nowhere near a ball which deviated off a bowler's foothold to slip. He had hit the ground but assumed that the deviation must have come off his bat and walked off to the general astonishment of everyone.
Gilchrist is one of a rare breed, hence his statement when told that England wanted no part of a pact based upon mutual trust.
"I will play in a way that is true to myself. If there is no agreement, it is better left to individuals."
What England were effectively saying was that they could trust the Australians to carry out the deal to the nth dgree; namely in the final over of a Test match with nine wickets down. An Australian batsman gets a thin nick and will he walk then?
It was a poor attitude, made even less savoury by an unnamed England spokesman who said: "Our position is that the umpires should be left to do the job. With television cameras able to show what they can, players will not claim catches they do not feel are right"
Really? What about the Geraint Jones-claimed catch against Javed Omar at Riverside. Even if the wicketkeeper was unsure (highly disputable), his close catching colleagues knew but, shamefully, said and did nothing.
It shouldn't come to that because Vaughan appears to have agreed to Ponting's suggestion after meeting match referee Ranjan Madugalle yesterday.
"We will ask the fielder if he has caught it and it will be left to the umpire to make the decision," said Ponting yesterday, insisting the technology involved in television replays was not good enough to enable the extra official to make a definite decision and accordingly batsmen were usually given the benefit of the doubt.
"I think there have only been one or two ever in the history of referrals that have been given out," he said.
Pakistan's Aleem Dar and South African Rudi Koertzen will umpire the Lord's Test. England's Mark Benson is the third umpire.
Today is put up or shut up time and any England supporter who thinks that the match odds of 7-2 against an England win and 2-1 against a draw are wrong needs to convince himself that he is betting from the head and not the heart. England can and might win a Test but the series?
That is Never-Never Land - a territory recently vacated by some chap called Sir Clive Woodward.