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    Wisden Cricketer

    I was just wondering(sorry if this has already been discussed) what people think about the merger of the two cricketing magazines. Personally i'm not that happy. I am a huge fan of WCM and think it is an excellently written and produced magazine. However out of interest at the future merger i bought the Cricketer to see waht i might be expecting. I have to say im a bit worried. Seeing Peter Roebuck writing was just about the worse start possible(how can anyone be paid for being so wrong everytime he writes!).However on the whole i got the impression that the magazine is well, too much in the EW Swanton school of cricket writing. Im not a fan frankly, its 2003 now the game has moved on since the 1950's. Interested to know what everyone else thinks but im hoping it goes in the same vain as WCM myself.

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    We did discuss it elsewhere, and we came to the conclusion that they are terrified of CricketWeb.

    Seriously, I don't read either any more because I think that they are, well, rubbish - very poorly written in the main.

    WCM 3/10
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    WCM did have a superb report the other month though...
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    Originally posted by marc71178
    WCM did have a superb report the other month though...
    No doubt.

    I used to get both mags on occasion (usually when travelling), but I lost quite a bit of interest in buying magazines with the advent of the internet.

    Now, the only monthly I get is Mensa - and that's free to members.


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    I must admit to getting both still, there are some good articles - Marcus Berkmenn always raises a smile, and there's a contact for him - LE, think he might like, and push forward into worldwide fame, the duck?

    Also get that new PCA mag - anyone else get that?

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    There's a thought.

    When we've been going a few more weeks, there's a possibility I might look along those lines.

    I'm not sure whether they (Wisden) would look upon us as fellow cricket lovers or rivals.

    I'll dip my toe in, as I've said, in a few weeks. If we get rebuffed, fine - then it'll be open Berkmann season.

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    Yeah Marcus Berkmann is funny, and the writing isnt bad in WCM... The cricketer is bigger and better, with more news from around the world and english leagues, so hopefully the merger will make a happy medium
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    what seems silly is Wisdens insistence on according the status of cricketer of the year on any single player only once....

    Sample this..."this year it was a toss up between Michael Vaughn and Rahul Dravid.But Rahul Dravid had already been cricketer of the year ni 2000....."

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    Originally posted by orangepitch
    what seems silly is Wisdens insistence on according the status of cricketer of the year on any single player only once....

    Sample this..."this year it was a toss up between Michael Vaughn and Rahul Dravid.But Rahul Dravid had already been cricketer of the year ni 2000....."


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    Originally posted by orangepitch
    what seems silly is Wisdens insistence on according the status of cricketer of the year on any single player only once....

    Sample this..."this year it was a toss up between Michael Vaughn and Rahul Dravid.But Rahul Dravid had already been cricketer of the year ni 2000....."

    It's tradition, and if greats like Bradman only won it once, I see no reason to change it now.

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    Originally posted by marc71178
    It's tradition, and if greats like Bradman only won it once, I see no reason to change it now.
    If the tradition is stupid(and it definitely is), there's all the more reason to change it....
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    But why is it stupid?

    And why should it change?

    To me it is disrespectful to the greats over the years if you get today's cricketers gaining this award on multiple occasions.



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