Originally Posted by albo97056
Im sorry, england are doing great at the moment and fletcher certainly deserves to stay, i mean its not like anybody else coulds improve on 5-0. 85 years isnt such a short time is it? This is probably the first time anybody has said that a side has the chance to win a five match series and ended up coming home whitewashed...
And that's the fault of those who believed England had a chance. The reality was different. Don't blame the coach for your own shortcomings.
Some pretty abysmal results in the last year also:
Lost to pakistan,
Drew with india,
Drew with sri lanka (awful result)
Had a decent win against pak,
The 5-0 drubbing,
So, how exactly was DF to blame for the two collapses that cost the Pakistan series, the dropped catches that cost the Sri Lanka series, and the brilliance of the Australians that meant England never had a hope in hell in Australia?
lost practically every game in the last year,
Sri Lanka 5-0
Almost lost to ireland
Pak drew only just
Complete rubbish in champ trophy.
Once again... how, exactly, was Duncan Fletcher to blame for such things? He's supposed to make utter rubbish like Yardy, Broad, Loudon, Bresnan, Plunkett, Tremlett, Prior, Jones, Wharf, Mahmood, Jones, Strauss, Kabir Ali, Key, Clarke, Harmison, Anderson, Batty, Blackwell, Shah, Collingwood, etc. into good players, is he?
Yes, indeed, most of them shouldn't have been selected but hardly anyone was saying that at the time, I was about the only one to denounce near enough all those players before they were selected. And any fool can realise a player's rubbish in hindsight (though there are people still plugging some of the more recent on that list).
To my mind that is a pathetic last year, probably worse than the 90s when everyone knew we were rubbish. And if you cant sack a coach for that i dont know why anybody should bother changing them ever, might as well let him keep going until he dies
Indeed - there would be worse things to do.
Incidentally - everyone didn't know we were rubbish in the 1990s, not in Tests anyway. It's mostly a myth.