Surprising, to say the least, that someone like Justin Langer can have been so staggeringly naive."I'm shattered and really upset. That was an email meant only for Tim Nielsen. It was private correspondence and has now found its way into the public domain. It's a joke. Everyone who knows me knows it's not my go to bag anyone. But behind closed doors everyone is going to have an opinion and this was a message that was meant for behind closed doors. It's disappointing."
And I'm sorry JL but you cannot have it both ways. In public: "It's not my go to bag anyone" and in private: "Anderson - a bit of a pussy". Give me a ****ing break.
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Also, for what it's worth, I think that the idea of cricket being a gentleman's game can be overstated.
Anyhow let's not fall out about this, it's not worth it.
The real point here is that Burgey has an oft-articulated fixation with England's murray mints in 2005 and yet seems unable or unwilling to face up to his own team's use of jellybeans in the current series (the reason that teams use jellybeans being precisely the same reason why they suck murray mints, of course).
Burgey - care to explain yourself?
Feel for JL, but he'll get over it.
Dick move by whoever leaked it without his permission or without removing his name from it.
Rest In Peace Craigos
My Murray Mints fixation comes about because it's the only reason I can find (logical or otherwise) that a team which had been so bad for so long suddenly got the ball to talk and managed to beat the then best team in the world.
It saves me having to acknowledge England were good in that series, is what I'm saying .
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Really sorry that this has happened, (a) because the contents of the memo make for uncomfortable reading for any England fan (even though what he said was overstated, it certainly has elements of hurtful truth), and (b) because JL has been undertaking a successful charm offensive in England in the last couple of years, which might now be regarded as a shade 2-faced. I suspect that in reality he was attempting to give the Aussie players a bit of a confidence boost more than anything else, but it reads awfully in the cold light of day.
I wonder whether he'll pick up the phone to Anderson to explain himself, and if so, what he'll say?
Always amuses me how JL portrays himself as the flint-hard, mentally tough pro. I remember reading how, on the 2001 Ashes tour, he was in the bar openly blubbering in front of his coach that his international career was over - and generally carrying on like a big boob.
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