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    Ian Healy Appreciation Thread

    One of the best wicketkeepers i have seen, he rarely made a mistake with the gloves and he was also a very handy lower order batsman.

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    Forget his keeping, what a commentator!

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    When the awesomeness of their career is outweighed by their commentary you know there is just something about their commentary.

    You've got that with Benaud... and now Healy.

    For entirely different reasons!
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    Exactly so. Would appreciate him an awful lot more if he STFU.

    Has improved very slightly, but there was effectively only one way to go.
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    His hundred against Ambrose/Walsh/Bishop at the Gabba was pure class and will go down as one of the greatest hundreds of all time.

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    Edit: sorry, this is an appreciation thread, and on reflection I shouldn't write what I wrote.
    Last edited by zaremba; 17-04-2010 at 01:44 PM.

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    Heally was a great wicket keeper, no doubt, probably one of the greatest of all time. His work ethic was second-to-none. What a champion. I'm one of the rare few who enjoys his commentary, but can see how others don't like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zaremba View Post
    Edit: sorry, this is an appreciation thread, and on reflection I shouldn't write what I wrote.
    Have another couple of glasses of Rioja and reinstate it Mr Z - if its remotely close to your usual high standard I have no doubt it will entertain rather than derail

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    To be fair to him though, Healy is genuinely insightful and entertaining when talking about wicket-keeping.

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    Has anyone else read his autobiography? Hands & Heals. It was a decent read.

    Echo Stephen's thoughts of Healy's 100 at the GABBA, was a very fine knock, I really liked his cut shot.

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    Nobody could deposit a delivery from one of the great West Indian quicks over the square leg fence quite like Healy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaremba View Post
    Edit: sorry, this is an appreciation thread, and on reflection I shouldn't write what I wrote.

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    I'm coming out of the closet; I like his commentary
    Cant see the reason for so much hate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teja. View Post
    To be fair to him though, Healy is genuinely insightful and entertaining when talking about wicket-keeping.
    When Healy first started commentating he was quite insightful about many aspects of the game and was quite technical. Overtime he has dumbed dumb his commentary to Footy Show level and become even more parochial - even by Queenslander standards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostman View Post
    Cant see the reason for so much hate.
    It is Healy,enough said.

    Being serious though he was a fine keeper and a fighter with the bat.

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