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    He helped the opposition by giving them tips? If that alone doesn't deserve a ban, I don't know what does.
    Did that actually happen? I thought it had turned out to be a rumour.
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    The Filth have comfortably the better bowling. But the Gash have the batting. Might be quite good to watch.

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    ECB press conference tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    Did that actually happen? I thought it had turned out to be a rumour.
    Fair enough if it was just a rumor. I thought I had read that on a reputable newspaper, but it could have turned out to be false.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcuss View Post
    ECB press conference tomorrow.
    Morris at 12, Clarke at 2 - interesting.....


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    Strauss gone? Prior to take over?

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    Had never really thought of Prior as captaincy material initially, probably because of his wicketkeeping ability. You can't really have skippers who are unable to do the basics, but I think it would be a sound choice now. He comes across as a pretty confident cricketer and would be more positive than Strauss I imagine - in his field settings and risk-taking.
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    Well you never know, it depends on what's said on that press conference tomorrow, although the absence of Strauss at the conference or at least the presumed absence probably means its a statement on KP rather than Strauss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Social has form in this area: he advocated the retention of Symonds long after his final turps-inspired antic had finally exhausted the selectors' patience.
    champion. played juniors at my club. would have all the records by now. ****ing prissy selectors.
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    Records of what? Could probably break Boon's beers on a plane record I guess.

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    Cricinfo reckon it might be Strauss stepping down
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    Wow. I trust cricinfo over most newspapers - they are definitely very good when it comes to reporting facts. I've almost never found them to be wrong.

    EDIT: well, they're citing other newspapers, so who knows....
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    Guardian suggesting Strauss may be pulling the plug.

    Right call, IMHO. Deserves at least the Indian series back in the ranks to see if the removal of the burden of captaincy has a positive effect on his batting. IIRC he had a very good tour on our last visit. Twin tons in the first test or have I imagined that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Social has form in this area: he advocated the retention of Symonds long after his final turps-inspired antic had finally exhausted the selectors' patience.

    I love watching KP bat; I'm on record as saying there's no-one currently playing I'd rather watch. However, cricket is a team game and there must be a tipping point. Even BC Lara, another high-maintenance player whose genius shone far brighter even than Pietersen's, was ultimately deemed to not quite be worth the ball ache and hurried into retirement.
    And look what happened to Symonds and the OZ odi team as a result - man and team management at its worst (at least it was until this farcical situation)

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    Symonds was nowhere near the class of KP but was rightly cast out for being a complete ****.

    KP is being rightfully treated like the **** he's behaved like.

    Not at all bad man or team management, just people being treated the way they deserve for acting like complete dicks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178 View Post
    Symonds was nowhere near the class of KP but was rightly cast out for being a complete ****.

    KP is being rightfully treated like the **** he's behaved like.

    Not at all bad man or team management, just people being treated the way they deserve for acting like complete dicks.
    Shane Warne abused a team member on live tv and the coach every time he got the chance

    Half of Richard Hadlee's team wouldnt speak to him for extended periods

    Don Bradman was despised by many of his teammates

    David Campese - ****

    Wally Lewis - ****

    Greg Norman - ****

    Nick Faldo - ****

    Romario - ****

    I could go on and name 100 more examples if you like of sportsmen who werent liked by team mates but were picked because they got the the job done

    For whatever reason, England are trying to rewrite the criteria by which sportsmen are selected and it has already cost them the world no. 1 test and odi rankings

    Idiots

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