Originally Posted by BoyBrumby
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.
I certainly didn't miss the irony in Spoony classing Pietersen's mother as South African because she lives there now even though she was English born and educated.