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    England's Fast Bowling Coach Returns Home

    Heard for the first time today that Troy Cooley, the Australian-born coach largely credited with the development of the current England test attack, has taken up a position with Cricket Australia and will be based at the Academy in Brisbane.

    He'll be working with both the test team and up-and-comers.

    About time we had specialist coaches for the test players and not just computer analysts.

    Big gain for Aus and big loss for Eng.

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    Good to see him coming back home. He didn't belong in England. Too bad he realized that a bit late.
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    I'm really hoping he just wants to go back home after three years of stout service. However if he's leaving because the ACB has offered him more money, the ECB wants to have a good long look in the mirror. Cooley has improved our seamers out of all recognition in his time with us, frankly we should be bending over backwards to keep him.

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    yeah good to see him coming back to Australia, we need him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by age_master
    yeah good to see him coming back to Australia, we need him.
    You need a bloody miracle if Tait's the best you've got.

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    managed to set Jimmy back a couple of years by 'remodelling his action' so we'll see what he does with tait.
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    Same could have been said about Harmison when he looked like a loose cannon & Hoggard was pretty much a nearly man, but both have come through thanks in part to Cooley.

    From what I can gather, he's extremely good at working with bowlers so it's a big loss for England for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steds
    You need a bloody miracle if Tait's the best you've got.

    hes not the best weve got, but hes not that bad either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby
    I'm really hoping he just wants to go back home after three years of stout service. However if he's leaving because the ACB has offered him more money, the ECB wants to have a good long look in the mirror. Cooley has improved our seamers out of all recognition in his time with us, frankly we should be bending over backwards to keep him.

    Big shoes to fill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steds
    You need a bloody miracle if Tait's the best you've got.


    I'm far from a Tait fan, in fact I think it was down right idiotic for him to be selected in the Ashes series and believe right now he belongs no where near a baggy green cap, however comments like that are stupid. I'm sure a few Aussies and neutrals were thinking that when Harmison toured here with England for the Ashes in 2002. He's turned out to be a fine bowler. Same can be said of Freddy.
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    Actually, many Australians recognised the talents Harmison displayed on that tour.
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    I never said that all Australians thought Harmy was crap, hence the word "few" and "Aussies and neutrals". I for one thought of him as a prospect, if not specifically for his unique West Indian style of bowling which caught my eye. But I know many Aussie cricket fans who laughed at the fact that their best was Caddick, and their best for the future was Harmison.

    Just like I'm sure at least some English see the fact that Tait can be a very dangerous bowler, and there is the potential for a good bowler to come out of that. At the same time others see him as rubbish who will always be rubbish. That's just stupid.

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    There's an interesting article in today's Guardian by Mike Selvey on losing Cooley:

    http://sport.guardian.co.uk/cricket/...665748,00.html

    He does touch on what I feared:

    it is believed that in the aftermath of the Ashes success he may have been seeking improved terms to his contract which may not have been forthcoming. Almost certainly Cricket Australia will have recognised the moment to get their man.

    It's just staggeringly short-sighted we allowed this to happen, particularly with the ECB having Murdoch's thirty pieces of silver tucked away in their pocket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    Actually, many Australians recognised the talents Harmison displayed on that tour.

    well if you took out all the wides he bowled he probably didn't bowl that badly

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    could be the first step in australia regaining the ashes & building a good fast bowling battery, will be good to see him work with Tait, Johnson & all the other potential aussie pacers for the future..

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