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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    The press release strongly suggests that this is temporary, tbf.
    Yeah but can you see KP coming back with his history of hissy fits?

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    just imagine the texts nathan hauritz was sending out about xaiver doherty and ricky ponting when he got dropped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    Yeah but can you see KP coming back with his history of hissy fits?
    maybe that's the test. ECB thought it's a bit too easy for KP to make this video and come back as if nothing happend. They've possibly told him ' your dropped for this game but keep quiet for a while and you'll be back in for india'. The test is for KP to stay quiet.

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    That's even more bull**** if so. Test selection is not the place to be playing metagames and playing chicken.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey View Post
    just imagine the texts nathan hauritz was sending out about xaiver doherty and ricky ponting when he got dropped.
    Hauritz is a prolific sexter iirc.
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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.

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    warne didn't really keep quiet about his dislike of the coach iirc

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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    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.
    Did Warne really keep it that private? Don't recall.

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    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.

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    Of course, Flower is no pushover

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey View Post
    warne didn't really keep quiet about his dislike of the coach iirc
    Neither has Pietersen, tbf. Wanted Flower (then batting coach) gone at the same time as Moores when he had that other, what shall we call it? Artistic episode in 2008.
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    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?

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    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.

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    People still going to suggest KP has won this battle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nick-o View Post
    Also, I've seen several comments about this saga pointing blame at KP's "advisors" -- does anyone know who that refers to?
    I presume it's his 10% people, Mission Sport Management, mainly owned by Adam Wheatly.

    A quick Google reveals he also "handles" Botham & Bell. Interesting ménage à trois there, eh?

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