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    Hair = Performance?

    I'm sure there's a link.

    Makhaya Ntini with dreadlocks... looked fantastic, bowled like crap in India though. Went for a much shorter look against England, was the Saffies best bowler despite the cosmetic homeliness.

    Andrew Flintoff... Nice, slightly grown out hair in the English winter of 2004. Was a talisman; a beacon. Went for a number one all over and suffered some disappointing performances in South Africa until it started to grow back.

    Matthew Hayden... Geez, what happened to him? Set the benchmark for years and years running, then started to go flat on top and boom! Can't buy a run with a big gold nugget.

    Jacques Kallis... Started to go bald, started to become unstoppable. I fear the day that he is fully shiny of scalp.


    People, don't mention Darren Lehmann; he's always been bald.

    Now I'm not saying that hairy people are the best or bald people are the best. I'm just saying that with a changing of the tide, form is dragged like the waves...
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    Haha love it casson, great analysis as ever. So some are better bald than long and vice versa?? It's all about beards and long hair if you ask me, just ask samson...
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    could it be as a simple as a matter of comfort for the player while they're playing??? quite an interesting analysis that one.

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    Well Dizzy's improved with the bat since he mulleted-up!
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    Anderson springs to mind. I know he always had highlights, but once he tried to look like a popstar his form went down the drain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby
    Well Dizzy's improved with the bat since he mulleted-up!
    How did I forget!!!

    I am thinking that for Jacques Kallis and Makhaya Ntini, their problem is possibly related to a theory of the North Korean government about hair "Robbing the body of much needed nutrients." When the hair goes, there is more to use on the cricket pitch!

    See the North Koreans know how to get things done. They don't just 'find this out', they enforce it on their own people. Now Ray Jennings, also being something of a despot himself, could learn something from Kim Jong Il and subject his charges to a weekly date with the Phillishave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Casson
    How did I forget!!!

    I am thinking that for Jacques Kallis and Makhaya Ntini, their problem is possibly related to a theory of the North Korean government about hair "Robbing the body of much needed nutrients." When the hair goes, there is more to use on the cricket pitch!

    See the North Koreans know how to get things done. They don't just 'find this out', they enforce it on their own people. Now Ray Jennings, also being something of a despot himself, could learn something from Kim Jong Il and subject his charges to a weekly date with the Phillishave.


    I can just picture the conversation with Amla now,

    "Er, Hasim, a word? This 'Islam' thing, how serious are you about it?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby


    I can just picture the conversation with Amla now,

    "Er, Hasim, a word? This 'Islam' thing, how serious are you about it?"
    Hahaha we need a CW vault to store classic posts like that... haha that was brilliance at its most brilliant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby


    I can just picture the conversation with Amla now,

    "Er, Hasim, a word? This 'Islam' thing, how serious are you about it?"
    Superb

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby


    I can just picture the conversation with Amla now,

    "Er, Hasim, a word? This 'Islam' thing, how serious are you about it?"


    Classic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby


    I can just picture the conversation with Amla now,

    "Er, Hasim, a word? This 'Islam' thing, how serious are you about it?"
    Absolutely hilarious!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Casson
    Makhaya Ntini with dreadlocks... looked fantastic, bowled like crap in India though. Went for a much shorter look against England, was the Saffies best bowler despite the cosmetic homeliness.
    In spite of the fact that Ntini has always alternated - usually quickly and with no apparent catalyst - between the good and the appallingly poor? Or the fact that he still had his dreads in PE?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby


    I can just picture the conversation with Amla now,

    "Er, Hasim, a word? This 'Islam' thing, how serious are you about it?"
    HA HA HA HA TOP DRAW STUFF



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