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

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    I loved Gower, and you'll be shocked to know I'm not a big fan of KP, but the comparisons are certainly there. Particularly that Gower was the top England Runscorer, when Gooch and the selectors got rid of him. Gooch overtook him. I was livid at the time.

    Cook may well profit similarly in the next year.
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    This is different to 2012. This is literally them saying "new era and cbf with the issues you bring, real or perceived"
    "I am very happy and it will allow me to have lot more rice."

    Eoin Morgan on being given a rice cooker for being Man of the Match in a Dhaka Premier Division game.

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    And England go back into the dark ages before Hussain and Vaughan managed to pull them out of it.

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    KP is still only 33. Had years left in him. Loss for cricket.


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    ECB should expect a serious drop in revenue next summer, especially after this and given the performance this past winter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    This is different to 2012. This is literally them saying "new era and cbf with the issues you bring, real or perceived"

    Yeah, I'm surprised about the shock. We are going down the drain anyway, so they've just said new broom, bring in a bunch of players and try to build a new team spirit, around a few old uns, Like Oz did with Border after a few glorious thrashings.

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    Can't be too much wrong with English batting if we can cast aside a bloke with 8000+ test runs and 23 tons, eh?

    Admittedly I don't have to share a dressing room with him, but we were struggling for a top six with Pietersen. Without him, well the talent pool looks a tad shallow, eh?

    Cook*
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    Bell
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    ?
    Stokes

    Sad state of etceteras when a bloke with 4 tests is the third batsman inked in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Can't be too much wrong with English batting if we can cast aside a bloke with 8000+ test runs and 23 tons, eh?

    Admittedly I don't have to share a dressing room with him, but we were struggling for a top six with Pietersen. Without him, well the talent pool looks a tad shallow, eh?

    Cook*
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    Bell
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    Stokes

    Sad state of etceteras when a bloke with 4 tests is the third batsman inked in.
    Well, I can guarantee Bell won't be batting at three.

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    Wow, never thought ECB would be this daft. A year after he plays one of the greatest knocks by a visiting player in India his career is over.

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    David Warner looks like he might end up being a bigger prick than KP but Australia have tried to manage him appropriately with punishments fitting his faults. All I have seen England do with KP in the recent past is drop/mock/media scandal repeat ad nauseam. The idiots are more concerned about maintaining their image/control than winning. No experienced player in the English test XI needs to be dropped, most of 'em just need to be rested well before they play again.

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    This means James Taylor finally gets a go surely?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shri View Post
    David Warner looks like he might end up being a bigger prick than KP but Australia have tried to manage him appropriately with punishments fitting his faults. All I have seen England do with KP in the recent past is drop/mock/media scandal repeat ad nauseam. The idiots are more concerned about maintaining their image/control than winning. No experienced player in the English test XI needs to be dropped, most of 'em just need to be rested well before they play again.
    I guess, and by no means does anyone know the full story, Warner is not a dick to his teammates, just causes trouble with others. KP is allegedly not a team man.

    KP isn't fired for being a wanker. He' fired for being a wanker to his teammates.

    I think I took KP's side when he was sacked as captain, was anti-KP in 2012, and now just feel numb. Have flip flopped a lot on the KP drama over the years...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    KP is still only 33. Had years left in him. Loss for cricket.
    Not sure he did in tests, his knee has caused problems for ages like Vaughan's did. Not the player he was though still capable of the brilliant innings but was never likely to go on to 37/38 anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shri View Post
    This means James Taylor finally gets a go surely?
    Cook
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    Bell
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    Taylor
    Prior

    That would be my top 7 for the first test this summer.


    Ooooops missed off Stokes. Oh bugger I have no bloody idea now.

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    So you get the worst drubbing in your history, and then get rid of your one world class player?..... and we don't even have anyone in charge when we do itI'm beginning to think that the only sensible candidate for Flower's job is Sir Alex Ferguson

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