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Thread: It's Tough Being Me - The Kevin Pietersen Story

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    It's been briefly touched on, but what are we feeling about the role of the Saffers in Textgate?

    The leak of the supposedly derogatory nature of the messages can only have come from one side (unless KP is of seriously abnormally low intelligence) so one can only suppose what their motives for making them public were. It looks like, at best, mischief making and at worst chucking a hand grenade into the opposition changing room and sitting back to admire the carnage.
    Last edited by BoyBrumby; 14-08-2012 at 05:59 AM. Reason: Two "weres" in a sentence. Ugh.
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    Well, I've made my feelings clear, it's been shady in the extreme.

    Then saying it's no big deal, after KP has been dropped, then deleting the texts.
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    England don't deserve to lose this series, it's them shady South Africans


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    England deserve to lose because they dropped their best player IMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arachnodouche View Post
    England don't deserve to lose this series, it's them shady South Africans
    Not sure where you got that from, we've been outplayed, we deserve to lose, Saffies really didn't need to do this.

    KP, not our best player, IMHO, Broad or Anderson.

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    Yeah really getting sick of seeing KP described as England's best player when he's not.

    Also, have no issue with South Africa making those texts public. Good on them.

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    He's their best batsman IMO, but probably their third best player.
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    Anderson then KP then Broad for me. Definitely their best batsman though, and he is really the only one with any x factor. Something England really need tbh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    He's their best batsman IMO, but probably their third best player.
    Nah, Cookie for certain.

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    Cook is better than KP now. Surely that's not controversial?

    You can argue impact player or x-factor and all that, but surely Ali Cook is England's best test batsman and has been for the last 12-24 months?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    It's been briefly touched on, but what are we feeling about the role of the Saffers in Textgate?

    The leak of the supposedly derogatory nature of the messages can only have come from one side (unless KP is of seriously abnormally low intelligence) so one can only suppose what their motives were for making them public were. It looks like, at best, mischief making and at worst chucking a hand grenade into the opposition changing room and sitting back to admire the carnage.
    Tbf I don't think they can be accused of doing anything wrong, irrespective of what their intentions were.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Cook is better than KP now. Surely that's not controversial?

    You can argue impact player or x-factor and all that, but surely Ali Cook is England's best test batsman and has been for the last 12-24 months?
    He's had an OK last 12 months IMO. Rocks and diamonds.

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    Green ranger has spoken a lot of sense in this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    He's had an OK last 12 months IMO. Rocks and diamonds.
    Diamonds average over 50 I would have thought.

    Edit: Obviously neither does Cook, but my point is KP is being talked up better than he actually is.
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