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    Poor Ian Bell. Just another England player that Pietersen has insulted.
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    What's the doos thing about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tangles View Post
    What's the doos thing about?
    It's the C-word in Afrikaans.

    It's also a cardboard box.

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    Think it's what he called Strauss in his texts to the SA team.


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    Yep that was the reference. Definitely won that Twitter exchange.
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    Ugh, such an English move, dropping Pietersen. Sterile cricket. That's the only thing they know how to play, even when they're winning. Massive shame he won't be around anymore, including for the WC in Aus.
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    Kevin Pietersen: the man who fell to earth

    Great piece of writing.

    Also, the title of this thread is ATG.
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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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    Yeah, bravura stuff from Edward there. Up there with Haigh as the best current cricket writer, IMHO.

    Gideon turns a better phrase (again, my opinion) but Smith's seamless blending of classical knowledge with popular culture is quite something else.

    Springsteen fan too.

    Smith, not Pietersen. Think the banging house Ed had to endure whilst next to him on the plane more KP's thang.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    +1. Best and most insightful article I've read on the sorry tale. Ed Smith is gun.

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    Yeah, there's no one else I rather read. Haigh is a great layman descriptor, a lover of the game, but Smith manages to get across his knowledge of the game without talking down to his audience, and without cliche.

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    Haigh could be writing about anything and make it fantastic. Smith doesn't write quite as brilliantly, but he has more original and interesting ideas about cricket and is great at building a convincing case for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox View Post
    Yeah, there's no one else I rather read. Haigh is a great layman descriptor, a lover of the game, but Smith manages to get across his knowledge of the game without talking down to his audience, and without cliche.
    yep. he writes the occasional piece that reminds you what a complete **** he would have been as a bloke. but he's the best cricket writer going around.
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    The sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament.

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    Yeah was such a good read.

    Different but also damn good stuff from Rob Smyth here: The Joy of Six: Kevin Pietersen | Rob Smyth | Sport | theguardian.com

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    I dont think it was as simple as that.. I understand the Piers Morgan angle but really I just think it is the arrogance of folks like Andy Flower and their unwillingness to change what is wrong with their coaching methods that has caused the Ashes debacle and has now led to KP being dropped unceremoniously. I do think sooner or later he will get back.. That is just how things work in English Cricket..
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