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    Mad Conspiracy Theory for BeeGee #25

    Ross Taylor scores a first innings ton in Colombo and looks on track to score one in the 2nd.

    Mike Hesson realises that double-tons would be the death knell for his nefarious schemes.

    Southee, being in Camp McCusson is tasked to run out the captain as soon as possible after taking the crease.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zinzan View Post
    A long Ross Taylor interview on the sporting breakfast this morning

    Ross Taylor on the Breakfast Of Champions - LiveSPORT Radio Audio Archive Player - Audio - LiveSPORT

    Interesting Taylor mentions he was throwing-up prior to NZ going out to field in one of the ODI's and hence was discussing with Hesson who should captain the side should he not make it out there. As Brendon McCullum was already injured in the game, Taylor suggested it should be Williamson, however Hesson felt Nathan McCullum would be the best option. Taylor then went on to say he made sure he made it out onto the field regardless.

    What I found interesting was the point about the t20 lineup. It was ridiculous for Ross to come in at 6. Also ridiculous for McCullum not to open the batting. Turns out that that was a Hesson call because he wanted right and left hand combinations.

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    I'm starting to think that Ross should probably ease off the public interviews and talking about his relationship with Hesson (and how much the two disagreed). Like it or not, in the near term Taylor will almost certainly have to play under Hesson if he wants to be in the Blackcaps. For the purpose of that future relationship, it might be for the best if Taylor just keeps his head down for the next couple of months, and lays off the criticism of Hesson and the McCullums.
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    Yeah, I'm surprised to have heard as much from Ross as I have. It's likely to have come from his manager, a real 'make sure the public loves you and if anyone says anything, come out and make sure it's refuted' in response to White and Hesson being on the radio over the weekend.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveNZ View Post
    Yeah, I'm surprised to have heard as much from Ross as I have. It's likely to have come from his manager, a real 'make sure the public loves you and if anyone says anything, come out and make sure it's refuted' in response to White and Hesson being on the radio over the weekend.
    Yeah, I would have thought one interview, get off your chest what you want to say, and leave it at that. Absence probably will actually help him in the PR battle; especially if the authorities keep stuffing up as they have been.

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    From a purely cricketing POV. I am not a fan of what I assume captaincy under McCullum will be like.

    After a few days I was getting used to the coup and ready to move on hopeful the players weren't burning their bridges. I read this article about McCullum which included some snippets about captaincy on the field, in the weekend and all my misgivings returned.

    I actually think we were pretty close to a good team, which were going to mature over the next few years into one of NZs good eras. We've got a good crop of bowlers. What we needed IMO was better batting to give these guys runs to work with and rests between bowling innings. On the field as all these guys can move it above 135k - all we need are conventional fields and controlled bowling as a unit. And we needed a board and administration who value the balance of revenue as well as long term health of the sport, and schedule some (a) bloody warm up game(s) every tour/series.

    But this worries me ....


    Brendon McCullum Takes Over From Ross Taylor For... | Stuff.co.nz


    As for captaincy style, McCullum says he doesn't have one after just 48 hours.

    "Right now, I'm not going to sit here and say we're going to play this style of cricket. I haven't had a great deal of time to devise some strategies for this side. That will come.

    "I've got some thoughts and principles I try to adhere to in all aspects of the game and I need to work out how they sit in the group. I've got a sneaky feeling the team possesses the skill set of players who can play instinctively, and with aggression as well, and hopefully that does marry up to the game-plan we want to play."

    The captaincy would not affect his aggressive approach to batting
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    Christ, this is the last thing we need. All this kerfuffle in order to make things worse and not focus on the weaknesses that are letting us down. Back to despair for me .......
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    that **** Hesson was going to put Nathan McCullum as captain?

    ****ing hell

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    That really is jumping the shark.

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    It was kinda nice to have this thread off the first page and start to think about actual cricket again, however I thought this was a particularly good summary of the history of bad management in NZC.

    New Zealand Cricket has got itself into a right... | Stuff.co.nz

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    Chris Moller and David White just held a press conference, during which neither seems to have resigned. Anyone hear it or have any more details? A snippet on the NZ Herald website says that NZC are "in possession of new information, but are not at liberty to disclose what that is..."

    NZ Cricket apologise to Taylor - Sport - NZ Herald News

    Mysterious...

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeathDavisSpeed View Post
    Mad Conspiracy Theory for BeeGee #25

    Ross Taylor scores a first innings ton in Colombo and looks on track to score one in the 2nd.

    Mike Hesson realises that double-tons would be the death knell for his nefarious schemes.

    Southee, being in Camp McCusson is tasked to run out the captain as soon as possible after taking the crease.
    Your logic is impeccable.

    I have spare foil hats, btw.

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    Decent opinion piece on the saga in the Dominion Post today (not by Millmow). Pretty much one that I agree with wholeheartedly.
    Last edited by HeathDavisSpeed; 11-12-2012 at 04:49 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilentOne View Post
    that **** Hesson was going to put Nathan McCullum as captain?

    ****ing hell
    Let me just get my foil hat on....

    Is Hesson a long lost McCullum child? Maybe the illegitimate love child of Brendon's dad and a midget from a passing circus?

    Apparently if you want to captain NZ under Hesson's reign your last name has to be McCullum.

    Quote Originally Posted by Binkley View Post
    Chris Moller and David White just held a press conference, during which neither seems to have resigned. Anyone hear it or have any more details? A snippet on the NZ Herald website says that NZC are "in possession of new information, but are not at liberty to disclose what that is..."

    NZ Cricket apologise to Taylor - Sport - NZ Herald News

    Mysterious...
    This quote from Moller cracked me up...

    "Despite the mistakes that have been made, and we all make mistakes, we are better people for it if we learn from those mistakes."
    Perhaps he needs to read the article below.

    Quote Originally Posted by straw man View Post
    It was kinda nice to have this thread off the first page and start to think about actual cricket again, however I thought this was a particularly good summary of the history of bad management in NZC.

    New Zealand Cricket has got itself into a right... | Stuff.co.nz

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    Are any Kiwi fans actively wanting McCullum to fail? Either with bat or in general as captain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Are any Kiwi fans actively wanting McCullum to fail? Either with bat or in general as captain.
    Well.... I want NZ to get destroyed by SA, but that's not necessarily because I want McCullum to fail, it's because I want the current anti-NZC feeling the public have to continue and to build. I'm still hoping that a bad enough performance in SA will cause NZC heads to roll.

    After the SA series I'll be back supporting NZ, no matter which McCullum is captain.

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