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Fletcher- 8 years of ODI hell!

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by sussexpob (U7292075) 18 April 2007
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Duncan Fletcher has overseen the England ODI team since June 1999(about 8 years)!! over that time England have played 174 ODI internationals.Out of those 174 we have a win percentage of 44%.

In comparison Australia have won 2 world cups in that time(should be a 3rd)and 74% of their games and even though the English press lament them for being chokers South Africa weigh in with 65%.

You would think with such a poor record there is a reason keeping Fletcher in a job, ie good recent form, etc.

Alas however England since 01/04/06 have only won 38% of their games.....

The ship is SINKING FAST!!! With negative progress, constant faliure and a team with only 3 players deserving their place surely its time that Fletcher is shown the door before we go through the motions of failure for another 4 years!! His ego and his smile which looks like a silver plate on a coffin lid are becoming annoying!!

Then there is the tactics....what tactics?? England play like they have been asleep for 8 years and have not noticed teams racking up 350-434 quite regularly over the past years!!

The team taken to the caribbean had no chance as it was completely unbalanced and poor in quality!!

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posted Apr 18, 2007

there has to be a clearout, not all .we need to look at the one day team. lets forget the test team for a second . we must look for players up and coming who wants to hit a cricket ball in a controlled way like Sanath.gilchrist. hayden.let us make them know there way to go. i think english cricket has had legacy of to correct play. times have changed in one dayers and we have to many players who will not just go and hit a cricket ball. the bowlers have no back bone there weak as farts,as just a green cricketer i could bowl staight ,they only have to bowl 10 overs .i wish i could be in there to give some advice but as we know its a cloesd shop no one else can have a input

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posted Apr 18, 2007

and does anyone think that the 'Schofield 6' are the right people to put this all back on track - I doubt it somehow sadface

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posted Apr 18, 2007

step 1.) Have Peiterson open the batting in ODI's!!!!!!!1

-he's the closest you have to the likes of gillchrist or hayden..


that's just step #1, mind you...

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comment by walgert (U6926229)

posted Apr 18, 2007

sack them all, put'em on a low monetary diet and nurse fresh young players and don't look for a quick fix and easy way out by appointing an overseas coach. isn't there an English Man who can led the national team?

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posted Apr 18, 2007

Ah, let's see you take charge with new ideas and innovations! Sacking Duncan Fletcher would be a mistake, because.....

There's no-one out there who could do better!

However, there is a call for a new English coach, so I'd genuinely like to know which ones would be good for the job. Peter Moores anyone?

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posted Apr 18, 2007

the team played a great game. they tried the best they could. Duncan Fletcher has got nothing to do with the England's failer to make it in the world cup.

if people continue to play a blame game they will get nowhere. Fletcher has done great. England needs team spirit to win ODIs.this article is nonsense.

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posted Apr 18, 2007

We talk about needing to change england's one day strategy...do we even have one ? Perhaps this is where we have failed....not so much strategy but lethargy. Wake up !!!

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comment by bradazz (U2614758)

posted Apr 18, 2007

The squad could have been improved if Simon Jones was fit, and Harmison could control the white ball and decided to play ODI's. Also i see no harm in having Hoggard in the squad - a bowler who can swing the ball and vary it.

The suggestion of Pieterson opening is a wicked attacking suggestion for Englands future, possibly with Strauss or Trescothick if he decides to return. Ian Bell opening was a disaster, and all Vaughan needs is confidence. Mal Loye proved his one day ability in Australia, so why not replace bell with him?

Positive from the World Cup however - Ravi Bopara and Paul Nixon have proved to be big game players, and talents in the game.

As far as Fletcher is concerned, the man knows what he is doing, all he's got to do is open his ears and listen to others opinion.

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posted Apr 19, 2007

I think the whole culture of the players is wrong. Those calling for the head of Fletcher are missing what is also a big problem. I agree Fletcher does have to go (Moody/Lehman are my choices for a replacement or even Buchanan) but I think a few players need their arses kicked too - Flintoff has forgotten how to bat, peitersen is playing just for himself - I would bring in some team discipline. Its no coincidence that the players are behind Fletcher - they know anyone else is not going to tolerate sub standard performances.

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posted Apr 19, 2007

Lets face it, England care more about the tests than one dayers and focus accordingly. The only two times we've done OK over the last few years was before the 2005 Ashes when we wanted to soften the aussies up and after the 2006/7 ashes when we reacted to being thrashed in the tests.

We can't expect to bumble through using the one day games to warm up for (or wind down from) tests and blood a few new players, then suddenly expect to switch on and come good for the World Cup. Whenever we tour half the players go home "injured" as soon as the tests are over.

The perception is that test cricket is more important to England so more time, effort and planning goes into that. To be fair, this is reflected in the media and by a lot of fans, did anyone really lose sleep over the one day performances when we won the test series in South Africa or drew in India? Which is fine, we just can't expect to do well in the world cup against teams who consistently focus equally or primarily on one day cricket year after year...

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