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    Cricket Web Staff Member chasingthedon's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sean View Post
    Compiled, edited and with a foreword by Chris Tavare.

    Have just read the (good, but not as good as mine ) review - and the soul-destroyingly predictable comments under it - on Cricinfo, which just further strengthened my appreciation for this place. Credit to Tangy and Dave for wading in to defend it against the angry hordes over there as well.
    Yes, great review Sean, my Dad was particularly impressed by the quality of your writing. Would you like to be involved in the Master Baiting project? It requires two hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
    yeah, they love to label everyone as racist. Let's not worry that Lara appears in the top 25 three times more than anyone else.

    I also noticed Cricinfo reduced the rating from 4 to 3.5 stars. Peer pressure? I did reply to the crap on Cricinfo but typically they didn't post my reply .

    Thanks for the excellent review Seanus (I hardly ever have the opportunity to call someone that!)
    The reviewer has started following me on Twitter - think I should bring up the fact that they shaved half a ball off us? I feel quite emasculated

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    Quote Originally Posted by chasingthedon View Post
    Why would they deny yours yet post that other stuff?

    Sorry - my frustrated English colonialism coming through there.
    Actually your coment is on there now, Sean.

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    Found in CI's posting guidelines:-

    "The following are not allowed under any circumstances:

    racism and accusations of racism "



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    Quote Originally Posted by chasingthedon View Post
    Found in CI's posting guidelines:-

    "The following are not allowed under any circumstances:

    racism and accusations of racism "

    Haha, they're not sticking to that

    Although I prefer they post what is being written excepting specific name calling. I thought in the end they presented a fair example of the view of posters from both sides. And that both the authors replied very professionally and in the end won over some critics.

    Was hoping the book reviewer would explain why he ended up taking off half a point but interesting he is following you on twitter, not sure what to make off that
    You know it makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
    Haha, they're not sticking to that

    Although I prefer they post what is being written excepting specific name calling. I thought in the end they presented a fair example of the view of posters from both sides. And that both the authors replied very professionally and in the end won over some critics.

    Was hoping the book reviewer would explain why he ended up taking off half a point but interesting he is following you on twitter, not sure what to make off that
    He replied to Patrick in an email:-

    "Unfortunately it seems the rating was downgraded from 4 (my own personal view) to 3.5 (which is more in accordance with our fairly strict system) after publication; ideally, we would have sorted this out before putting the review up."

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    Quote Originally Posted by chasingthedon View Post
    He replied to Patrick in an email:-

    "Unfortunately it seems the rating was downgraded from 4 (my own personal view) to 3.5 (which is more in accordance with our fairly strict system) after publication; ideally, we would have sorted this out before putting the review up."
    Nice of him to send an explanation but surely if he's doing the review he should give the rating? I wonder if the people who down graded the score actually read the book

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
    Thanks for the excellent review Seanus (I hardly ever have the opportunity to call someone that!)
    Quote Originally Posted by chasingthedon View Post
    Yes, great review Sean, my Dad was particularly impressed by the quality of your writing. Would you like to be involved in the Master Baiting project? It requires two hands.
    Thanks gents, much appreciated. I loved it and enjoyed writing the review - though next time I'll knock a star off out of jealousy if I'm not asked to contribute to the book itself.

    So yes, count me in for Master Baiting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
    Nice of him to send an explanation but surely if he's doing the review he should give the rating? I wonder if the people who down graded the score actually read the book
    Of course they haven't. But then, neither have all the muppets crying racism so I guess at least it's consistent.

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    Patrick Ferriday, the book's editor, is about to be interviewed on the subject here:

    ..:: Talk Radio 702 ::..
    Cheers,
    Rodney Ulyate

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    Quote Originally Posted by neville cardus View Post
    Patrick Ferriday, the book's editor, is about to be interviewed on the subject here:

    ..:: Talk Radio 702 ::..
    The lad done good

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    Masterly batting now available? Can the England team get a dose?

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    Quote Originally Posted by steds View Post
    Masterly batting now available? Can the England team get a dose?
    Honk!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    The lad done good
    Indeed he did. Thanks to Rodney for setting it up.

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