Test cricket England
by orangehikaru (U6836551) 18 December 2006
This team has been sailing towards the Aussie iceberg of defeat since before we arrived down under. Clueless and rudderless our defeat has been as predictable as our cliched comments post cock-up about having a young team and playing enough cricket prior to the first Test. Is Mr. Fletcher so deluded that he cannot admit that he has lost the art of how to get a team to peak at the right time? Or is peaking just another foreign city on his retirement destination list? Praise when we win, flak when we lose Duncan - individually and as a team we were terribly under-prepared for the first Test which was embarrassing and we batted like extras from a Loony Tunes cartoon in the second Test second innings. This explains why Geraint Jones plays like his bat is an exploding hammer. Our selection has been flawed, the Captaincy decision has just been plain wrong and to be fair to us, your public Duncan, we have been pointing this out since before the tour. There are overtures of Maggie Thatcher's reign when she rightly or wrongly achieved a lot for the majority of her time in office but then lost the plot and made irrational and illogical choices towards the end. It would take the honesty of a rare politician for Duncan Fletcher to hold his hand up and admit where exactly it all went wrong, but we all know turkeys dont vote for Christmas. Shame as we'd respect their sacrifice a little more. If anyone sees a little urn bobbing around in the Tasmanian Sea don't let an Englishman jump in to retrieve it, he'll sink without a trace. Send an Aussie, they know when to swim hard and when to tread water. Congratulations Australia, you deserve the win. I'm sorry we haven't put up more of a show because we are certainly capable of doing so and that is the bitter pill every English supporter has to swallow.
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