I will miss his nurdles, his shovels, his nudges, his clips, his blocks and above all his prods
edit: and his big ginger cojones
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They just showed a list on Sky, and him and Swann is the 5th highest bowler-fielder partnership for England in terms of catches. Amazing thing was though, the number of matches was much lower than those above it.
Cracking fielder, basically.
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RIP Craigos. A true CW legend. You will be missed.
Never a great test batsman, but a great competitor and a great chap to have in the team. Absolutely squeezed his talent for all it was worth.
Hope he plays on in the limited overs games for a while yet.
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Yes well played Collingwood. Shared in some real triumphs for England over the past half decade.
Will resist the churlishness of Marcuss in the Ponting tribute thread and respect the man for the good competitor he has been. Well done him.
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Will really miss having Collingwood around. He's really made the most of his talent.
One of my favourite cricketing memories comes from a day at Edgbaston where I watched him score a 100 under pressure against SA. Went to 3 figures with a straight 6
I will always remember his innings in Adelaide to get 200 and even his 90 odd in Brisbane (I saw that live). He made those runs against Warne & McGrath too.
Can never doubt his competitiveness.
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IMO the professionalism in the side today has quite a lot to do with Collingwood. WAG.
The guy was a tough nugget, wasn't pretty to watch, but at times he was a hero.
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Best batsman for a crisis since Graham Thorpe. Will be missed.
What a fighter, I think we're really going to miss him. His two 'brigadier block' innings last winter in South Africa come to mind. He might have not scored many this series but I think the guys owed him after Adelaide 06.
And as for his fielding... one of the best in the world.
Collingwood has forged a terrific Test career. I imagine few could imagine the career he would create for himself when he made his Test debut. A man for a crisis, but retiring at the right time with England finding themselves in fewer tough situations.
Pretty damn good career, particularly given that for the majority of his career he was pretty meh. Helped England get the Ashes in 2009 and draw in SA, among other things.
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