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    Flintoff definitely sounds as thick but is more eloquent than Rooney who sounds like he's struggling with every sentence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Expressway76 View Post
    Flintoff definitely sounds as thick but is more eloquent than Rooney who sounds like he's struggling with every sentence.
    Yep, not sure about the Flintoff thing at all, would put Gough ahead of him in thickness, but Rooney can hardly speak at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grecian View Post
    Yep, not sure about the Flintoff thing at all, would put Gough ahead of him in thickness, but Rooney can hardly speak at all.
    Freddie isn't stupid, just has that dodgy lancs accent that's all

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    Freddie isn't stupid, just has that dodgy lancs accent that's all
    Yeah, makes them all sound thick.


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    Who gives a **** anyway? They're paid to play footy or cricket, not design a grand unified theory.

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    Yeah I always find it strange when a bowler gets praised as "intelligent" when they follow up an inswinger with an outswinger to take the edge, or an arm ball after a big turner to get an LBW.

    Seriously?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbags View Post
    Flintoff is

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    Not sure about Harmy actually.

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    Spark had enough so he closed the thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Who gives a **** anyway? They're paid to play footy or cricket, not design a grand unified theory.
    The point is that fewer and fewer middle class parents are considering sending their kids to football. Possibly I'm not the best judge, but I do visit the UK at least twice year and have some good friend on the island. In the Netherlands we've seen a massive middle class shift from football to hockey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stapel View Post
    The point is that fewer and fewer middle class parents are considering sending their kids to football. Possibly I'm not the best judge, but I do visit the UK at least twice year and have some good friend on the island. In the Netherlands we've seen a massive middle class shift from football to hockey.
    That isn't even close to be true, more and more middle class people are getting into and enjoying football.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 91Jmay View Post
    That isn't even close to be true, more and more middle class people are getting into and enjoying football.
    Not in terms of the people who play the game.

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    Facts please .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stapel View Post
    The point is that fewer and fewer middle class parents are considering sending their kids to football. Possibly I'm not the best judge, but I do visit the UK at least twice year and have some good friend on the island. In the Netherlands we've seen a massive middle class shift from football to hockey.
    That may or may not be the case, I really don't know. But the point of my post was it's damn annoying when people lambast sports stars for not being the sharpest tools in the shed, when they're paid to score goals, bowl a cricket ball, hit a tennis ball etc etc. It's every bit as annoying and stupid as the cliche of the jocks at school picking on the nerds. If I'm following sport, I don't care if Wayne Rooney, Shane Warne, Taylor Walker, Sonny Bill Williams or Andrew Flintoff are as thick as two short planks. Their job is to play the sport they're paid to play. I don't expect a cricketer's tour diary to read like Ulysses (thank Christ, what a dirge that is).

    Not saying you're advocating all this btw, but it's something that's really common.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    Not in terms of the people who play the game.
    As someone who coaches an U14 boys team I couldn't disagree more.



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