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    AAD for England Fast Bowling Coach

    according to the Times this morning Donald is now the favourite for the position. Would be a great appointment IMO.

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspap...003287,00.html

    thoughts?
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    Can he reverse swing it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by superkingdave
    according to the Times this morning Donald is now the favourite for the position. Would be a great appointment IMO.

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspap...003287,00.html

    thoughts?
    I'd far rather we had someone who knew their biomechanics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup
    I'd far rather we had someone who knew their biomechanics.
    why not have someone like that aswell?

    Like me, i passed Biomechanics at university


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    Donald was an all time great, but I am not certain he is capable of making the transition from a bowler to a specialized coach.

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    Well donald has been coaching at warwickshire before and he's been working as the SA high performance programme coach and i'm sure he used to work with Duncan Fletcher before.

    But i seem him helping people more like harmison rather than jones or hoggard.

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    Not really... I think he will be good for Jones.

    Both competitive, quick etc...

    The four quicks are pretty experienced now and know their roles, perhaps a different coach would help them develop further.

    He won't be anything on Troy though, IMO.

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    He could bowl very fast, but frankly, he should know what's good for a bowling unit, or every bowler. He'll be more useful if he can design effective bowling plans than if he's just bowled fast in his career.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arjun
    He could bowl very fast, but frankly, he should know what's good for a bowling unit, or every bowler. He'll be more useful if he can design effective bowling plans than if he's just bowled fast in his career.
    Well he's coached before plus troy has basically done all he can with the first team, the one disavantage that troy had is that he never played at test level and i feel donald will be able to build on troy's foundations.

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    Hope so...

    When will this appointment take place?

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    We shouldnt go with Donald for the same reason we shouldnt go with Younis etc. Great bowlers dont always make great coaches. Cooley knew the science behind it all, which unless Donald has been busy since he retired, he wont know.

    Its not going to make an immediate difference because the current England team know about as much as they're going to. But this could well harm the next generation of bowlers if we dont get it right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpaceMonkey
    We shouldnt go with Donald for the same reason we shouldnt go with Younis etc. Great bowlers dont always make great coaches. Cooley knew the science behind it all, which unless Donald has been busy since he retired, he wont know.

    Its not going to make an immediate difference because the current England team know about as much as they're going to. But this could well harm the next generation of bowlers if we dont get it right.
    good point, but is their anyone else out their like Cooley?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie
    good point, but is their anyone else out their like Cooley?
    No idea, you'd think the ECB would be on top of this though. Especially seeing the effect that Cooley has had. If not then heads should roll imo

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    If the ECB were on top of it, they wouldn't be in this position in the first place becasue they'd have signed Cooley up to a long term contract.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    If the ECB were on top of it, they wouldn't be in this position in the first place becasue they'd have signed Cooley up to a long term contract.
    Have to agree....only way to improve the next generation of bowlers is to keep the best coach on a long term contract...
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