The Shambles of the England Cricket Team

Sould we?

  • Sack Captain

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  • Drop the lot of em (apart from KP)

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#1
Well what a waste of time.

England really are as bad a cricket team as the 5-0 ashes drubbing suggested.

I am embarrassed by Englands performance today against RSA.

Michael Vaughan is simply not good enough to bat or captain England.
Andrew Flintoff can no longer call himself an all rounder.
Bell and Collingwood are good but not world class.
Panesar does not turn the ball enough to be a threat at the highest level.
Mahmood and Anderson are just good county players
Peiterson is world class but he is constantly under pressure.

So in my opinion, Vaughan and Fletcher must go immediately!

Thoughts please gentlemen?
 
#2
Abysmal. Vaughan is useless, Flintoff is in the wrong frame of mind. KP crumbled. Panesar celebrates like a big girl.
 

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#3
This thread should read "The shambles of the England (insert sport here) Team". We're pretty tonk at most things at the moment, unless your name is Lewis Hamilton.
 
#4
Fugly said:
This thread should read "The shambles of the England (insert sport here) Team". We're pretty tonk at most things at the moment, unless your name is Lewis Hamilton.
Agreed! We once could rest easy in sporting defeat as we could say that our country was a great place to live. We once commanded global respect for our politicians, their foreign policy and the general behaviour of British people. That is no longer the case!

Now, I want to live in Australia or NZ.
 
#5
I know i shouldn't be, but it makes me so angry to watch a team capitulate so easily. No spark let alone fire, and summed up by Mamoods abysmal feilding display when he failed to stop a four.

It's not as if it was a bad pitch, as RSA proved in less than 20 overs.

Vaughan and Fletcher must go without a shadow of a doubt. As for the rest, the majority of them (less Nixon, Collingwood and perhaps Bopara) can go and jump cos they dont have the fire in them.
 
#6
Yes Bigod sack the lot except for KP and perhaps Collingwood and Bopara.
It's not 10 minutes since we were all moaning about Bangladesh's test status, well I can see the southern hemisphere saying the same about us.
Geoff Boycott was right months ago that Fletcher should have had his arrse out of the door after the Ashes.
More importantly we need a clear out of the selectors who allowed this to happen and criminally let Troy Cooley go back to Australia instead of making Mahmoud and Anderson better bowlers.
 
#7
At least Nixon could hold his head up as he did try. How often can one say 'thank goodness for the Irish', at least their team had attitude, determination and played above themselves.

I wonder if Freddie and the gang will give their MBEs back so that worthwhile people can have them

I'll get my box
 
#8
Was it just me or is Andrew Flintoff starting to look a bit lardy?

McGrath, Pollock et al all look fitter!

Anderson and Mahmood are so hittable!
 

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#9
Oh dear! How sad! Never mind!

I seem to recall that a certain Iain "Beefy" Botham was also accused of being slightly rotund. Stop believing your own publicity FFS.

Question: Did you REALLY expect England to win?
 
#10
I think that there's a really good swing bowler in Jimmy Anderson trying to get out but unfortunately all this b0llox with central contracts means that he hardly ever plays any cricket - is that really the way to produce good players?
 

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#11
I refer myself to my previous views on the England Crapckit team.

Useless feckers.

Collingwood, Pietersen, Bopara and Nixon are the only ones to come out of the last six months with any sort of credit to them.
 
#12
Pretty poor all round I guess.

I think it all started to go wrong when there was all that brouhaha after the Ashes triumph. Agreed, winning the Ashes was a triumph but -

Bus parades ?

MBEs ?!

Visits to Downing Street ! Inevitable with the 'Spiv' in charge I suppose.

The series was only won 2 to 1 and could have gone the other way easily.
 
#13
the oversight of Mal Loye was a crucial mistake which could cost fletch his job, as England have needed an aggressive batsmen at the top of the order.

Still, I see no reason why an exodus wouldn't work. Keep Collingwood and Pietersen, and bring Hoggard, Gough, Irani, Kirtley and Onions into the ODI team so certain players know they're not untouchable.

Panesar is just ******* useless as an ODI cricketer, same with Joyce.
 
#15
geordie88 said:
the oversight of Mal Loye was a crucial mistake which could cost fletch his job, as England have needed an aggressive batsmen at the top of the order.

Still, I see no reason why an exodus wouldn't work. Keep Collingwood and Pietersen, and bring Hoggard, Gough, Irani, Kirtley and Onions into the ODI team so certain players know they're not untouchable.

Panesar is just * useless as an ODI cricketer, same with Joyce.
Agree but unfortunately Goughy was ommitted and it will be late for him now but we'll see how he does for yorkshire (Im sure his maturity and end of an innings bowling would of helped the other bowlers in the world cup)
We need a big shake up and by all accounts the new man is good, but I still think Vaughan will have to go he tries and plays test cricket in a limited over match and run to ball ratio is appalling.
How can they keep selecting Mamhood.
Even though he can be mouthy at times you need someone like beefy in amongst the team to shake them up on the training round.
 
#16
Well, I take it all back! Michael Vaughan looked a class act yesterday against Windies! Pieterson is pure class. Bopara looked good and Nixon has to be rewarded with a test call up (just to say thanks for the world cup).

Flintoff looked good with the ball as did Vaughan! The rest were a bit tooth less!

I am a huge Strauss fan so how about this for the first test in a months time?

Trescothick
Strauss
Vaughan
Pieterson
Collingwood
Bopara
Dalrymple
Nixon
Flintoff
Hoggard
Harmison

Sorry, no place for Panesar, Cook or Bell!
 
#17
Sounds good but with Tres doing a bit of basket weaving it will be a while before hes back in so Cook/Bell in his place maybe Id go for Cook.
 
#18
Nope, can't agree.
Vaughan turned up for the first time yesterday but it still ain't good enough for an international batsman to have a best score in ODIs of only 80. Stick to the 5 day game Michael.
IMHO we should have lost yesterday and if the Windies had a half decent captain we would have. Same old story - KP plays well and we get away with it.
 
#19
The West Indies should have got more runs but so should England. Some of the run outs were embarrassing (for both sides). That wicket will be a cracker for the final. It is a shame that RSA and Australia are meeting in the semis as a run chase on that wicket would be awesome! Hayden, Gilchrist, Smith and De Villiers Wow!
 

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