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    Fletcher's a joke

    Just seen the post match interview.

    First thing I noticed is that he's still only willing to damn faint praise on Warne.

    When asked about how England struggled with the bowling this morning he took the opportunity to claim they were mainly worried by the reverse swing and didn't mention Warne, who he later did compliment by labelling "a very good wrist spinner" Don't go too overboard, Dunc.

    It reminded me of against Sri Lanka this summer when as opposition coach he nominated the opposing player of the series and he described Muralitharans spell binding domination as "he caused our batsman a lot of problems"

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    Yeah, have to say he's one of the few guys in international cricket that really bugs me on a personal level. He just seems to have so little respect for the game and the performances of the opposition. I suppose he doesn't constantly whinge like Smith or Bracewell, but there's something even more grating about his smug arrogance, even in the face of being totally outplayed.

    For as much crap as, say, Ponting, Smith or Warne get, at least they have some respect for the great players they face from time to time and are willing to acknowledge when they are well beaten.

    Plus, Fletcher's really dropped the ball with his work as a coach on this tour, so he doesn't have success on his side either.
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    Sorry, Smith giving credit to the opposition? I could well be wrong, but I feel he barely does it. Champions Trophy anyone? "It was the piiiiiitch. Waaaaa..."
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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad
    Yeah, have to say he's one of the few guys in international cricket that really bugs me on a personal level. He just seems to have so little respect for the game and the performances of the opposition. I suppose he doesn't constantly whinge like Smith or Bracewell, but there's something even more grating about his smug arrogance, even in the face of being totally outplayed.

    For as much crap as, say, Ponting, Smith or Warne get, at least they have some respect for the great players they face from time to time and are willing to acknowledge when they are well beaten.

    Plus, Fletcher's really dropped the ball with his work as a coach on this tour, so he doesn't have success on his side either.
    Yeha. I agree. Time to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero
    Yeha. I agree. Time to go.

    I'd rather have not won the Ashes at all than lose them in the fashion we are doing.
    Hear, hear.

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    What a joke, wish I could have heard you two saying that in 2005, not a chance you would have done..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt
    What a joke, wish I could have heard you two saying that in 2005, not a chance you would have done..
    Well I wasn't here during the last Ashes

    And you're probably right, but well hindsight is a wonderful thing. Ask a Sunderland fan if they're glad they got promoted in 2005, fair chance that they'll say no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero
    Well I wasn't here during the last Ashes

    And you're probably right, but well hindsight is a wonderful thing. Ask a Sunderland fan if they're glad they got promoted in 2005, fair chance that they'll say no.
    Nah, I'd get an incomprehensible load of garbage followed by a bat to the face

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    fair point

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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt
    Nah, I'd get an incomprehensible load of garbage followed by a bat to the face
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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt
    What a joke, wish I could have heard you two saying that in 2005, not a chance you would have done..
    The end justifies the means, that's the nature of sport. If you win, no-one will complain, but if you lose, people will pick holes in everything because the choices you've made have obviously gone wrong somewhere. Something's changed between now and September 12 2005, that's for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barney Rubble
    The end justifies the means, that's the nature of sport. If you win, no-one will complain, but if you lose, people will pick holes in everything because the choices you've made have obviously gone wrong somewhere. Something's changed between now and September 12 2005, that's for sure.
    Im sure at the time you'd have taken an Ashes win under those circumstances, and a 5-0 whitewash afterwards if offered it..

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    A very good wrist spinner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker
    A very good wrist spinner.

    Classic.
    I assume you must be referring to someone like Kaneria?

    Oh no, that's right. You mean Warne.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BingLeeElectric
    I assume you must be referring to someone like Kaneria?

    Oh no, that's right. You mean Warne.

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