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    Arthur gets the Aussie Head Coach job

    Couldn't see a thread for this though it's being discussed in a couple of others.

    Mickey Arthur gets the gig ahead of the other candidates such as Justin Langer, Steve Rixon and Tom Moody. Interesting choice with Australia going for an overseas coach, a good move ?


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    I'd set fire to something if Langer got the job ahead of Mickey.

    In that regard, I am pleased with this.

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    Mickey Arthur? Didn't he have a bad tenure with either Eng or SA???
    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

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    Quote Originally Posted by smalishah84 View Post
    Mickey Arthur? Didn't he have a bad tenure with either Eng or SA???
    Arthur was in charge of South Africa from 2005-10 and did a very decent job. Highlights included vital series victories in both England and Australia. He left SA when differences between himself and CSA proved irreperabale, although there was also speculation his relationship with Graeme Smith had also broken down, but this was denied.


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    Looks like Aussies will be seeing a lot more of Mitchell Johnson.
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    His appointment will certainly make Australia a lot less likeable as a team, if nothing else.

    Might be my memory, but was there a little bad blood between him and the home camp on the saffers' last but one tour down under?
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    Can the media please not overstate his record against Australia when in charge of SA.

    I think he got swept 6-0 in 2005/2006

    Granted he did oversee a 2-1 victory in 2008, but that was against one of the weaker Australian teams in the last decade, featuring the likes of MacDonald, Krejza, a greenhorn Siddle for all three Tests, and post Langer, Gilchrist, McGrath, Warne etc.

    Then, in the return series, Arthur oversaw a series defeat against a mighty attack of Johnson, Siddle and Hilfenhaus.

    So yeah, I'm not saying the guy can't coach, but one of the reasons sighted on here and other places regarding his abilities is his record against Australia, and that he masterminded our downfall. I just think that's a bit overstated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by howardj View Post
    Can the media please not overstate his record against Australia when in charge of SA.

    I think he got swept 6-0 in 2005/2006

    Granted he did oversee a 2-1 victory in 2008, but that was against one of the weaker Australian teams in the last decade, featuring the likes of MacDonald, Krejza, a greenhorn Siddle for all three Tests, and post Langer, Gilchrist, McGrath, Warne etc.

    Then, in the return series, Arthur oversaw a series defeat against a mighty attack of Johnson, Siddle and Hilfenhaus.

    So yeah, I'm not saying the guy can't coach, but one of the reasons sighted on here and other places regarding his abilities is his record against Australia, and that he masterminded our downfall. I just think that's a bit overstated.
    Hilditch masterminded our downfall. Maybe we should make him coach.

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    Disappointed Langer didn't get the job, tbh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by howardj View Post
    Can the media please not overstate his record against Australia when in charge of SA.

    I think he got swept 6-0 in 2005/2006

    Granted he did oversee a 2-1 victory in 2008, but that was against one of the weaker Australian teams in the last decade, featuring the likes of MacDonald, Krejza, a greenhorn Siddle for all three Tests, and post Langer, Gilchrist, McGrath, Warne etc.

    Then, in the return series, Arthur oversaw a series defeat against a mighty attack of Johnson, Siddle and Hilfenhaus.

    So yeah, I'm not saying the guy can't coach, but one of the reasons sighted on here and other places regarding his abilities is his record against Australia, and that he masterminded our downfall. I just think that's a bit overstated.
    Swept 5-0, and to be fair they were in a very good position to win in Sydney, but rain forced an early declaration upon them to go for the win to tie the series.

    Also, McDonald was playing when we won in Sydney, not the other two Tests. McDonald, career record of 3-1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adub View Post
    Hilditch masterminded our downfall. Maybe we should make him coach.
    Nah get him to coach the other nine sides part-time. It'll be about a full days worth of effort for him.



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