Rest In Peace Craigos
Well he was aware when he wrote it that it was likely to be circulated to the entire Australian squad and presumably some at least of the backroom staff. Therefore security couldn't be guaranteed. He ought to have realised that it was dangerous and he should have at least chosen his words (and indeed spelled them) a little more carefully in case it got a wider readership.
You're spot-on about his pundit career, it won't have hurt that. Nor will it hurt his reputation in the long run in any way. All that he's harmed, in the short term, is the stock of goodwill that he's built up in England in recent years by being quite a positive commentator on English cricket.
Last edited by zaremba; 09-08-2009 at 06:10 PM.
I think after so many years in the side he felt secure that what's said in the dressing room, stays in the dressing room and may not have realised that the Australian team may have changed quite a bit in the two years he's been out. As I said, naive, but understandable.
I find this pretty tame, to be honest; Anderson is a bit of a pussy and Ravi/Prior have big egos which you can manipulate. Oooooo, burrrrrrrn.
Let this be a lesson in netiquette for JL; never, ever say anything in an email you wouldn't be comfortable with sharing publicly.
The article above is hilarious; haven't seen that much arse-covering since Bill Clinton walked into a prom.
Last edited by Top_Cat; 09-08-2009 at 06:29 PM.
Today I'm going to see if anywhere in Australia sells Murray Mints.
Wonder who the Aussie was? I remember there was some talk of it at the time if I'm not mistaken. Could just be Cooley, though.
Could be any number of them wanting to get back at JL for being so annoyingly patriotic and obsequious down the years. He always struck me as a little too keen to show how much he loved his Baggygreen. Have long suspected that his ultimate plan is to succeed Nugget Rees.
I'd watch my back if I was Nuggett.
I think the reaction from some of the English about this is slightly amusing (as is Langer's re: being diappointed it was leaked). I don't think Langer's too far off the mark with a lot of what he says. He's played against these guys for a long time and would be aware of their strengths and weaknesses. And his assessment of the English approach, while a generalisation, is fairly accurate too in my opinion. It's been said for years by Australian cricketers and from my experience playing cricket there is ingrained from the lower levels up. There are obvious exceptions through the years, Botham and Flintoff being a couple of them.
As for what he said about Anderson, can't see what the fuss is about re: the words he used. However he phrased it the insinuation is the same. Anderson can prove him wrong quite easily and people are welcome to disagree.
R.I.P Craigos, you were a champion bloke. One of the best
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