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AB clearly indulging in a spot of minor manipulation of l'actualité for levity's sake.
Or, to use its more friendly name, taking the piss out of the poms.
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So Duncan's Fletcher has come out with this pile of tosh.
The Ashes 2010: This is Australia's worst side for 30 years | Duncan Fletcher | Sport | The Guardian
It mostly consists of the same regurgitated mutterings of confusion from the Aussies and good preparations from England.
The headline wildly claims "This is Australia's worst side for 30 years". Then the article says no such thing, only points out that the said rumours of poor planning from Australia are reminiscent of the Packer days.
But possibly the most spurious point it engages in is judging the health of Aussie cricket by how many of the first team are playing county cricket, compared to ten years ago. Ignoring that this says much more about the counties than Australia, he claims that:
"Not only that, they had about 10 players who could not even get in the team who would have been picked up as well. Look at Australia now and there are not many players in the team that the counties would be scrambling over each other to sign up for a season, let alone 10 more from outside the squad."
No, it's not like the first-choice Test lineup were actually playing internationals this summer, while the fringe players like David Hussey, Brad Hodge, Andrew McDonald, Dirk Nannes, Mark Cosgrove, Chris Rogers, Shaun Tait etc were playing for their counties.
Last edited by Howe_zat; 17-11-2010 at 07:09 AM.
Duncan Fletcher writes some really poor articles for the Guardian. Mike Selvey's stuff is much better.
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Forget Stump-cam, Hawk-Eye and Snicko … stand by for shower-cam
I can't be the only one who burst out laughing at that. That said, I've always wondered what happens to Mitchell Johnson's underwear after a hard day in the field.
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