Originally Posted by Spooony
Its called Banter and they take that a bit too seriously especially to go write a whole gob****e article bout it. Its twitter that is what they do on it.. Take the piss out of other teams on it, You expect a serious journalistic piece in 140 characters every time the guy say something? If you want him serious go read the paper not tweets.
Pieterson is a Afrikaner with a Afrikaans dad. Both his parents lives in South Africa. Playing cricket for 12 years in ENgland don't make him any more English than less of a Saffer. He lived in SA and his whole family been living here. He only stay in England cause he plays cricket there like a professional. But as development England did nothing. They just spounged him of SA which took care of his development. He left due to the quota system and I do not blame him for that.
Jonathan Trott was Educated at Rondebosch Boys' High School and Stellenbosch University, he played for South Africa at both under-15 and under-19 level. Also spunged of SA. Left also due to the quota system.
Take those two batsman out of the England team and see how they will do.
Would be banter should at least have the merit of orginality, even if wit may be beyond Mr Conn.
See? A sentence about banter that's also banter itself; how wonderfully meta of me.
For the record tho, I don't think anyone is suggesting England would
be better off without Trott or Pietersen; in fact the reverse is demonstrably true.
As for Pietersen being an Afrikaner; is it that cut and dried? As one understands he attended Maritzburg College, which is an Anglo school.
&, FYI, his elder brother Tony is a vicar in Workington
& kid bro (& sometime Notts & Surrey 2nd XI player) Bryan runs a bar in London,
so that would seem to suggest that not all of his family lives in the Republic.