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    Geoff Lawson to Coach Pakistan

    http://www.cricketweb.net/article.ph...ewsIDAuto=4219

    not a good move...

    i thought it was better if pakistan would appoint dave whatmore as coach and Aqib jawid as assistant coach. that way whatmore would have work on thier bating while aqib would work on thier bowling..

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    Ranatunga stabbed Whatmore in the back with his criticism of Whatmore ...I think that put paid to Whatmore's chances.

    Really pathetic from Ranatunga, and very disappointed for Whatmore, because he really deserves better for the efforts he has put in for SL and Bangladesh .

    You can't keep a good guy down, and I am sure he will get something come his way or perhaps a State coaching Job in Australia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by haroon510 View Post
    http://www.cricketweb.net/article.ph...ewsIDAuto=4219

    not a good move...

    i thought it was better if pakistan would appoint dave whatmore as coach and Aqib jawid as assistant coach. that way whatmore would have work on thier bating while aqib would work on thier bowling..
    Actually I think Lawson could be quite useful helping the bowling.
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    pakistan needs a good coach to help them in thier bating not bowling... they need a good opener and dave could have been the right person to provide that for pakistan
    thier bowling department could be improved with a assitant coach like aqib..


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    Quote Originally Posted by JASON View Post
    Ranatunga stabbed Whatmore in the back with his criticism of Whatmore ...I think that put paid to Whatmore's chances.

    Really pathetic from Ranatunga, and very disappointed for Whatmore, because he really deserves better for the efforts he has put in for SL and Bangladesh .

    You can't keep a good guy down, and I am sure he will get something come his way or perhaps a State coaching Job in Australia.
    Does that not surprise you?

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    Just because he's a bowler doesn't mean he can't help them with their batting, just like you don't need to have been a particularly good player to be a good coach.
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    Never had a clue Lawson was any sort of coach, TBH.
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    Umm, okay.

    Can he speak Urdu?

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    Head coach != position coach.

    If Pakistan are smart, they will hire a fielding, bowling and batting coach to help Lawson.
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    the board is smart enough. they just want a sock puppet, a marionette whose strings they can pull at will. the players like it as well because they can always blame the coach for lack of communication (a total of 1.5 pakistani cricketers might be able to converse in english with lawson properly)

    what pakistan needs is a pakistani coach (though that has its own set of ..umm, complications and issues)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Never had a clue Lawson was any sort of coach, TBH.
    Lawson is currently working with the New South Wales state team. He does a lot of cricket commentary and is quite astute. He is a really smart guy - optometrist by profession, and has done lots of things since his playing days - including a member of the Board of the NRMA (National Roads and Motorists Association). I think he is a bit left of field for the Pakistan job, but he has always impressed me with his even temper and 'nice guy' image. Perhaps that is what Pakistan needs. Anyway good luck to him - I for one will be watching with great interest.

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    lawson has been behind the scenes with nsw cricket for quite some time, and does have a very valuable bowling and cricketing mind, he helped out all junior teams when i was there at nsw but i am not sure he is suitable for the big stepo into such a crickting loved country. He does have a lot of young guys at his disposal but i think it is one of the toughest jobs in int cricket apart from the indian job. Good luck lawso.
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    He must be mad taking that job, they sack coaches after losing 2 on the trot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beleg View Post
    Umm, okay.

    Can he speak Urdu?
    Btw, just heard on Geo that Shoaib Malik and few other guys are taking english tutions.

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    The thing that concerns me is all the rumors floating around that the players lobied against Whatmore because of his strict methods. While I do believe that man-management is an essential part of coaching and that a coach should get the buy-in of his team, discipline is part of that package. I hope the PCB didn't back away from Whatmore because of that reason. Anyway, all the best to Lawson. I hope he does well. Like SS said though, it wouldn't be a bad idea to hire batting and fielding coaches to help him out.

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