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The Vaughan mutiny in the Carribean!

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by phillip (U2615853) 05 June 2007
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Like at the World Cup, the returning England captain is picking his momments carefully to attack Flintoff when the big all-rounder is at his weakest. It seems the Yorkshireman is going to do everything he can to keep the Lancastrian out of the job. In some ways hes right to get back control of his team from Freddies more phlegmatic style of leadership but I think that Pedalo squabble cost the team the semi-finals,and that has to be down to both men thinking about the top job rather than the cup...

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comment by beastco (U8452108)

posted Jun 7, 2007

LOL so the ignoring lasted all of 5 mins.

If you look back through the thread you will see that the first person to make sarcastic comments about my views was you. I made a simple statement and you started being perdantic and sarcastic

Id say that your comments are 'doin my head in' but you may still not have grasped the concept of figurative speaking.

I suggest if you dont want to continue this tit for tat that you just stop responding.

Bet you cant resist though as you're clearly a very childish individual

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posted Jun 7, 2007

Beastco-try sticking to the arguement and dont get disracted.

DL-I see what you mean.

*puts wooden spoon down...*

Only jokin lads...

Well its livened up in the TEst.THat dreadful, medium pace trundler you refered to DL is bowling rather well. Typical "county seamer type"-Wicket looks a bit dodgy and IF we can get past 300 , and we bowl properly then it could be a very good game.

Reckon the ace in the hole is Monty in their second innings as from the way Murali"chucker" litheran has spun it at OT , it bodes well. With Sidevottom chewing it up, and with the West Indies lacking a real spinner perhaps it will be Monty time...

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comment by Dave L (U3238270)

posted Jun 7, 2007

We’re paying the price for poor batting in the top order, I think, Pearlsaswinger. Bell and Prior have to be a bit cautious and that’s making the Windies’ bowlers look a bit better. Hopefully, though, it will result in a more interesting match.

Old Trafford usually helps the spinners. Panesar may well fill his boots. I’m glad we didn’t put the Windies in to bat. Conditions have been a bit helpful to seam and I think we may have had them all out by now.

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posted Jun 7, 2007

Beastco-If you think DL is my mate suggest you look at my article about Kevin Shine and the tear up we had in there.Same tactics as he employed with yourself.

I wasnt being patronising just trying to help...

I also agree about Flintoff.It strikes me he believes he is a national hero type and that we will excuse him anything because he help win the Ashes.

Yes he has a bad ankle injury, but if you bowl at the speed he does, and the weight he carries, then any ankle injury will be troublesome.

Where as Fletcher would have played him as a batter only, Moores is not standing for it and I agree wholeheartedly about the current Flintoff situation.

He is of no use to England at the moment, and has allowed his standards to drop because he thought he had arrived.

Crickets got a nasty habit of kicking you were it hurts and at the moment Flintoff is saying "OUCH" big time...and well doen Vaughan for airing it.Its unfortunate the newspaer maggots then exploit it.

Flintoff was unp[rofessional as was his coach Kevin Shine.

Yes let your hair down, but remember you are in the Caribbean to play cricket...clearly something Fletcher did not communicate particularly well...

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comment by beastco (U8452108)

posted Jun 7, 2007

Pearlsasswinger - Please accept my apologies then, he was just winding me up and made me a bit snappy. BTW agree with all of your last post.

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posted Jun 7, 2007

DL...if we had inserted them and bowled first I would have hoped it would have been a slaughter.Luckily the two opening bowlers gave away "cheap runs" and we tucked in, but it does seem to be a bit juicy...

350 -400 would be a good objective from here, but Prior again seems to be demonstrating his is a good selcetion, although I would like to see my Clubs lad behind the poles James Foster, but I think Prior has slammed the door shut.

Fossie is the only keeper since Stewie retire to lose his place through injury rather than being dropped, but thats pro cricket..get injured and you are out of the equation...excpet if you are Vaughan.

Still not convinced he is 100% fit though...

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comment by Dave L (U3238270)

posted Jun 7, 2007

No, that was a good “tear up”, Pearlsaswinger, but yes, similar tactics, if not identical, due to your being the author of the article and “holding a few aces”, due to the rules of the forum. Any road up, it’s all water under the bridge to me and we can still have a reasonable exchange of views about cricket, which we are both clearly passionate about.

The more I see of Prior, the more convinced I am that his batting technique is better than his rivals’. We need to see him properly tested behind the stumps though.

Beastco, don’t take thing so seriously. I apologise if I wound you up. Relax a bit, enjoy the “craic” and choose your words a bit more carefully.

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comment by beastco (U8452108)

posted Jun 7, 2007

LOL I did choose my words carefully...Flintoff needs to sort his life out and act more professionally. I stand by that statement but lets put this one to bed

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posted Jun 7, 2007


MY MONEY IS ON DL;

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