Originally Posted by steds
Sorry, mr Goughy, but it's not as simple as making one small change. You see, much has been made of Steve Harmison's homesickness and the truth is that Harmison is so attached to his beloved Ashington that he's developed the same innate sense of where home is that homing pigeons have. Now, contrary to most researchers beliefs, this unique sense of direction is not determined by the "map and compass" model. It is infact the bone marrow of this bird/individual being more magnetic than the average bird/individual, and the one strongest pull on this magnetic bone is infact from a magnetic field located in the North East of England. The main amount of magnetic bone marrow in Steve Harmison's body happens to be clustered around his left elbow, and the pull of this North-Eastern field is so strong that Harmison's left arm points towards Ashington at all times. Therefore, the only way we are going to get old Steve bowling straight is to align every cricket ground in the world so that the off stump is always aligned with Ashington or amputate said arm, I'm afraid.
He bowls ok for Durham away from home though how can you're theory account for this?
Goughy this is a very good thread, you would hope someone on the England coaching staff would be able identify what is going wrong with Harmison.
I mean Goughy