Originally Posted by SteveNZ
I might just take a break from posting and pretending I know arse from elbow for a while...
In my defence, I did remember Crowe said something. That's not bad.
That retraction sounds very much like he was put up to it by SKY - ie Mexted being cut down for making critical comments about their product. He's gone from brickbats at Redmond to bouquets for every single man involved in the squad. And how I know it's fluff is that even Justin Vaughan gets a tick. And he's a dick.
I think part of his criticism of Redmond stemmed from the fact that he really rated McIntosh, who was his eventual replacement. Crowe was very keen for that change and worked as McIntosh's batting coach for a little while too.
That said, while Redmond was perhaps unlucky to be dropped, he was luckier to be selected in the first place IMO. I don't think he's ever been one of the best two openers in New Zealand. He got dropped from the Plunket Shield at one point last season didn't he? Staggering fall from grace, twin tons this week not withstanding.