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What do English fans feel about the treatment meted out to Compton? I'm reading some stuff on cricinfo and it seems like the selectors *think* that Root is the best opening partner for Cook in the country. On the basis of Compton's twin failures against the Kiwis at home. One wishes the young man luck but I think England are going to miss some dourness.
My guess is that with Cook and Trott in the upper order, they were looking for someone to add a bit of stroke play and urgency to their dogged crease occupation. Compton is a bit too similar a type of player to those two and our innings sometimes get sapped of momentum. I do think he's been unfairly treated though as he's done what they've asked of him after his NZ series failures.
Last edited by Expressway76; 06-07-2013 at 12:56 PM.
Mind you they'll all score runs against the rabble, so it matters little, Boycotts mum, any of the English Sky commentary team or even Ravi could bat a session I reckon.
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Last edited by Adders; 06-07-2013 at 06:33 PM.
Lords is a bit of a different kettle of fish and I wouldn't expect the stuffed shirts there to ever let Billy in with his trumpet........but for any other English test venue to ban him is just unbelievable. With the exception of Brisbane (quickly sorted) he has been welcomed all over the world.........but not in his own back yard?? ****ing joke.
The administrators in England need to start appreciating what the Barmy Army has done for English cricket......they should be bending over backwards to accommodate them not ostracising them. The reason England is the draw card for any test series anywhere in the world is not because of the team.......it's because of the 1000's of fans that follow them everywhere spending up.
This news has seriously pissed me off.......bastards.
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Na fair play from Adders. That kind of stuff really peeves me too.
Yeah it's a stupid policy. It's Trent Bridge ffs, what do they have to lose?
do you think people will be allowed to make violins?
who's going to make the violins?
We all know if they let him play there'd be just as many whinging Poms bitching about the noise.
Many of them would be the same people now whinging he's not allowed to play. It's a whinge-a-thon.
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