I have nothing against Ponting personally. But he should resign immediatley after this Test.
But what about his own position? If England reclaim the Ashes Ponting will go down in history as the Australian captain that ended an era of dominance. "I wouldn't like to think that my position would be under threat and I'm not sure that one series defeat would be the end of an era.
That statement has a Capital L for Loser all over it.
In all the times I coached or played sport, I have never heard a captain or coach talk like that and then get his team up. I would think his team-mates hearts would have sunk on hearing that comment.