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    Graham Thorpe

    i dunno what you guys know but i gotta sneaking suspicion he is in auckland. i think he is gonna be playing for the aces. :undecided:
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    I seriously doubt that he'd snub England in favour to play for the Auckland Aces, but you can never say never.

    Where did you get this information from?

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    yea did u see him ?

    cause england would go pretty crazy if he said hes taking a break and flew down here , im not sure he might have , but then again who knows...
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    Come on guyz, give him a break the man's been through a broken marriage,read the excerpts
    "Thorpe announced he would be taking an indefinite break from all cricket in a bid to spend more time with his children following the break-up of his marriage."
    Dont think he would stage that just tp play in auckland
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    Also, why swap England in Summer for NZ in Winter?!

    If he has done anyway, his England career's over.
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    i dunno. i was at te eden pk nets and i swear people were talking about him. they said he had been in the nets and was looking good. they were saying "do you think he will captain the aces?" and people were saying "nah matt horne should."
    i know its odd but i am not lying. the new coach at my club i think had been and watched him. :undecided:

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    If he did move, he'd be inserious trouble for breach of contract.

    Can't see he'd do it yet anyway.

    Besides if he's taking a break to spend more time with his kids, why has he flown 12,000 miles AWAY from them?
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    i don't know. i am just relaying information that i heard at the indoor cricket school at eden pk.

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    I will ask Tane Topia, he is a coach of mine & plays cricket max for Auckland, he is bound to know if Graham Thorpe is here.

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    i know tane. have you seen his new hair, he looks so different. it is cool though.

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    If he is the professional I believe he is, then IF he is in New Zealand it will be just to clear the cobwebs, get his head straight and the like.

    It would be quite reasonable for him to have a few nets if that were the case.

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    The more I think about it, the more I doubt that Thorpe is here. The NZ season doesn't start for another 2 & 1/2 months and I couldn't understand why Thorpe would want to come down so early.

    There has been no media release from Auckland cricket either that suggests that Thorpe will play for them in the up coming season.

    However Auckland has been known to attract several big name players before, Aravinda De Silva & Graeme Hick have been recent ones.

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    well it surprised me when i heard people talking. i may have got the wrong end of the stick but i am sure i heard what i heard. i am great at evesdropping.
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    okay okay i stuffed up. i was evesdropping again tonight... an english player is coming over... grant thorpe. bugger. ah well, this english fella was talking in such a manner that i could not hear properly.
    and it didnt make sense cos this guy wont make the aces, he might be lucky to make my club's prem side... hmmm.

    made a good story though didnt it. you guys can understand how easy it was to misread the situation... can't you?

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    Fun while it lasted, though...

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