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   Old Thread  #124 22 Jul 2014 at 4.05pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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We're bloody terrible!
I said from the start of the ashes down under (which I was unfortunately there for ) they'd thrash us 5-0..
We are in no way intimidating in the field or at crease (perhaps with the exception of root), look at how India and Australia had us surrounded for the off, chirping away and bowling a sensible balance of short and good length.
Stokes and Cook to go for me. What's happened to Jordan? He had a bit of spunk about him with the bat and ball, he genuinely wanted to win games and didn't punch any lockers in frustration.
Buttler has been named in place of prior and I look forward to seeing him swing the bat a bit.
I'd like to see KP back in the team and Cook **** off back to his in laws farm.
The selectors need sorting out too, Stokes' recent form suggests he's not the same player that scored a century at the waca, in taming his attitude they've taken the edge away that made him the player he was.
Anderson....... Well he should've just decked jadeja and earned a well earned rest from test cricket
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   Old Thread  #123 22 Jul 2014 at 3.45pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
A few months on and STILL not won a test since last summer v the Aussies. Anybody like to express an opinion about this current England side?

So KP was the disruptive influence in the dressing room during the winter, yes? So they get rid of him, appoint Peter Moore (who incidentally was handed a poisoned chalice by Flower) and is the dressing room all sweetness and light now? Is it ****! Yesterdays display against Ishant was just a foretaste of what is to come when the Aussies and MJ visit in 2015, and will the same 'old guard' of Cook, Bell, Anderson and Broad be able to fare any better than they did down under? Not if this current fiasco is anything to go by.

So...

1. Cook and Anderson out. They are too close off the pitch, which is not good when they are out in the middle. The clique of Cook, Swan, Prior and Anderson was behind the dismissal of KP, I am sure of that.
2. Moores out. What has he ever done at this level? Wasn't all that wonderful at Lancashire.
3. Bring Back KP.
4. Pinch Duncan Fletcher back off the Indians. He can't be as a bad a coach as they all said: Look what he has done for India!
5. Jos Butler in for Prior who has already said he is packing it in for the moment.
6. Find a decent spinner and get rid of the beard, Ali. Looks ridiculous!
7. Keep the 'new intake' They have been (mostly) performing well but we need at least one more quick, nasty, intimidating bowler to partner Plunkett (and get him a decent bowling coach! That final delivery stride looks so wrong).
8. Appoint a non-public schoolboy captain...anybody but Cook. Maybe Root could do the job?
9. Get rid of the current board of selectors and give people like Botham a place on it along with other 'rebels' from the recent past.
10. Finally get the team a good sports psychiatrist.

Anything else I have missed!
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   Old Thread  #122 3 May 2014 at 10.39am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Gooch gone as well now...

Think is, just watch all those limp failures from the winter series suddenly transform themselves into heroes this moth against Sri Lanka.

Like to see Robson open with Cooke, Root at 3 and Bell at 4. Rest of the line up is going to be a bit hit and miss I think.

Bowlers? Can Finn come back? Is Bresnan as good as everyone seems to think he is. Tredwell wasn't even given a chance down under and no decent spinner in sight at the moment.

Yes, the team will win matches this year but with Australia now in the Number 1 spot in the rankings, 2015 will be very interesting!
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   Old Thread  #121 22 Apr 2014 at 6.00pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I love watching kp on form destroying bowlers, but he hasn't done that for England for a long time.

Hopefully I'll see him at his best at the oval this year, I'm not a great fan of t20 but a Friday night at the oval is good fun.

On moores, he's done pretty well at county level, and let's face it, England can't get much worse than they've been this past 8 months
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   Old Thread  #120 22 Apr 2014 at 12.13pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Moores Total looser. Still, anything's better than the Wheelie Bin

Also PM's appointment rules out once and for all any return for the genius that is Kevin Pietersen. Sad day for cricket, sadder day for England. The people behind KP's sacking and this knee jerk appointment should be taken outside the Long Room and shot.
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   Old Thread  #119 18 Apr 2014 at 10.13pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
The plot thickens...
Kp sacked and moores is installed as coach, coincidence I think not!
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   Old Thread  #118 24 Feb 2014 at 11.07am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Wonderful to see the Aussies collapse like that. 10 for 90 after 126 for 0 start! Johnson 3 for 121 in 40 overs (both innings)...Love it!
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   Old Thread  #117 22 Feb 2014 at 4.28pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I bet Johnson likes facing De kock

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   Old Thread  #116 21 Feb 2014 at 3.40pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
"2nd Test not going the Aussies way. Johnson is human after all taking only 1 for 70!!! Ha-ha!
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   Old Thread  #115 15 Feb 2014 at 5.50pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Wish the ugly **** was English!
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   Old Thread  #114 15 Feb 2014 at 3.08pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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13 wickets in the match costing ten runs a piece!

We don't look so bad now!
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   Old Thread  #113 15 Feb 2014 at 10.20am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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They are 49 for 3 atm. Johnson 2 for 21...

I will tend to look more kindly on our performance down under if the Aussies do the business in SA!
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   Old Thread  #112 14 Feb 2014 at 8.14pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
SA's second innings will be interesting!

Will Johnson rip through them again?
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   Old Thread  #111 6 Feb 2014 at 4.28pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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It'll be harder to get tickets for Surrey games for sure




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   Old Thread  #110 6 Feb 2014 at 3.38pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I cannot wait for his biography!

One good thing..the County Championship should be a bit lively this year. Take a guess at who will be top of the batting averages this season.
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