Although quite why there was such a furore when the journo let it slip that she thinks he's not a very nice chap is a bit baffling. I know she's a constitutional monarch and must be disinterested and all, but it's not like the country's going to march on Buck House in support of him, is it?
Thinking a religious loony with a hook's a rum fella is a pretty uncontentious opinion. In my opinion.
- As featured in The Independent.
"This is not the time for namby-pamby promising youngsters who might just do something; not the time for building for the future. Pragmatism rules and they don't come more pragmatic than Rogers."
- Victor Marks makes the case for stiff-legged and stiff-armed 35 year old left-handers in Ashes squads
I'm not a mod, shockingly, so this is a polite request, but could we please keep the KP bollox, to the officially designated KP Bollox thread. Every England cricket chat is infested with it.
Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.
Will rage if Rohit Sharma is picked for the ODIs. In his last 5 one dayers he was outscored by wides..He's had a thoroughly mediocre career so far and deserves no more chances afaic.
So if the Barmy Army go on tour I am presuming they will need to change the name of their ringleader given the last weeks revelations.
I for one hope they pick both Raina and Sharma.
The questioning their batting line up at the moment is pretty sizeable given the lack of form of Tendulkar but I can see him going big. Oh and the minor thing that Gambhir's done sweet FA for about 3 years.
going out to watch the mumbai and kolkata tests (2 and 3rd of the series). We're going to get thrashed but should be fun all the same.
There are a few slight reasons to be positive. The indian batting isn't looking as polished as it has been for a long time. Sehwag and Gambhir are both struggling. Tendulkar also and must be near the end. No Dravid or Laxman. Of course Kohli is the coming man but hopefully england get one bad series out of him before he pulverises us for the rest of his career.
Even with all there batting problems it should be a coast for india especially if Dhoni gets his wish that the wickets are real raging turners. Could be a load of 3 day games.
Joe Root really worries me. I didn't think he should have been selected and seeing him bat again in the last week albeit in 20 over cricket has hardly filled me with confidence that he's good enough yet.
Hopefully Cook and Trott manage to bat 3 or 4 days whilst i'm out there even if no-one else agrees. Nothing more calming than these two batting.
Would be nice to see Sachin make some runs in Mumbai and wouldn't be too begrudging of Kohli (or Pujara) if he scored some runs just to see a couple of future legends.
Bloke needs to do his research; we'd already included Compton to maintain our Saffer quorum.
I find it amusing for such a mainstream journo to be a massive troll
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