just imagine the texts nathan hauritz was sending out about xaiver doherty and ricky ponting when he got dropped.
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Will say this once and then nothing else. Defamation laws quite clear in Aus.be careful.
That's even more bull**** if so. Test selection is not the place to be playing metagames and playing chicken.
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This is too public. If information about the texts do come out and they're damning against Strauss and Flower then Pietersen's position is almost untenable. He wouldn't be the first person who doesn't like their coach or captain (thinking of another arrogant egotistical cock in the form of Shane Warne) but at least others keep it private until their careers are done.
warne didn't really keep quiet about his dislike of the coach iirc
Nah he did. It wasn't a secret that he didn't agree with some of the **** (and he's not alone in that, MacGill hated the boot camp also), but he didn't publicly slag him off when still in the national set up.
Of course, Flower is no pushover
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"The PFA does not represent players when they have broken the law and been convicted on non-football matters."
- Gordon Taylor in 2009 following Marlon King's release after a prison sentence for sexual assault & ABH
Jonathan Agnew on the beeb says "The subsequent video on YouTube, which was in violation of his contract, was a last-ditch attempt to salvage his place. He was asked not to do it and yet he still did."
If that's true -- he was asked not to do it but went ahead anyway -- he wholeheartedly deserves to be dropped.
Also, I've seen several comments about this saga pointing blame at KP's "advisors" -- does anyone know who that refers to?
You reap what you sow. KP's behaved like a tool, and now he'll suffer the consequences. It's struck me that he's tried to get the ECB over a barrel and pander to his wishes - for example, I find it hard to believe it's a coincidence that after having played his best test match in recent memory, he then releases a statement which implies he might be jacking it in. It's too for him that by dropping him they've basically called his bluff and told him to get ****ed.
It's a shame, because I honestly believe that he does want to play for England, and has a passion for doing so. Unfortunately, his other goals have come in the way of doing this, and by attempting to be clever and manipulate the situation into him getting what he wants he's actually shot himself in the foot. As has been suggested, his position has near enough become untenable, and you can't have individual players attempting to run the show - and act as a divisive presence on the team as a result - so sadly, I'm not sure what else the ECB could have done.
Lol. Best result ever
People still going to suggest KP has won this battle?
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