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yeah, such is his cocky attitude he releases a book a couple of years into his career instead of at the end like most would. he probably did deserve the smack in the mouth from goughy he wrote about lol. it's all well and good being cocky, but like others say; only when you back it up on the field. which he hasn't for some time now. pietersen got the same amount of wickets for a lot less against the saffers, says it all really
I got to clear the air a bit about my post. I have NOT followed the whole KP saga as closely as I might have done with many other cricket stories. But from everything I have read around this and my own judgement of some of these players (based on how they act when playing cricket, obviously not a great indicator but the best at my disposal), I felt that quite a bit of the attitude towards KP from "certain" English players seemed to stem out of a bit of jealousy and anger at all his IPL and other adulation.. I am sure a guy with KP's ego can't be easy to get on with inside the dressing room but to me, this whole situation since it started has just looked like 3 or 4 guys ganging up on one player with the coach and captain's blessings.. Again, I am not going to sift through the net to bring up links that back up what I post but from whatever I have read and seen, this is the opinion I have on the situation.
And let's be fair, there have been people with BIGGER egos than KP who have been part of successful teams. Everyone has their problems getting along inside the dressing room but most teams, esp. good and successful teams, just manage to ensure they stay WITHIN the dressing room and doesn't spill out over books, twitter etc. While I would blame KP and his seemingly big ego for people not getting along with him in the dressing room, I would still think it is the fault of those "certain" teammates of his, the England Team Management and the ECB that all of this had come out so publicly and for the situation to reach these unprecedented levels.
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I'm not sure, again, why we're talking about Swann's form, and what this has got to do with anything.
FTR, I would not let any England player release an Auto-biography whilst he was still contracted.
i did say most players lol. totally agree with you there, nobody should be allowed to release a book until they've finished their contract
Maybe KP was right. Taylor just trod on his stumps for Notts.
Plus the idea that Flower and Strauss are happy with people ganging up on someone who has done nothing wrong because they're jealous of him just seems so ridiculously far-fetched it's crazy.
Of course, according to KP's people how poorly KP was treated has all yet to come out, but the media are being paid by the ECB not to say anything and to twist the story to make KP look bad... so who knows.
I think it's highly unfair of you to accuse Strauss like that HB. I don't think he would ever do that, and KP wouldn't be the only one Staruss would have been "jealous" about, if he was the jealous type.
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