Comments on: Plodding England undone by return to 60s mentality http://blogs.reuters.com/sport/2009/03/11/plodding-england-undone-by-return-to-60s-mentality/ The Reuters global sports blog Wed, 16 Nov 2016 16:27:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Jimbo http://blogs.reuters.com/sport/2009/03/11/plodding-england-undone-by-return-to-60s-mentality/comment-page-1/#comment-289 Thu, 12 Mar 2009 12:29:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/sport/?p=551#comment-289 Strauss is batting well but is an uninspirational captain. Pietersen should have kept the job or if not they should have gone back to Flintoff.
One positive which no one has mentioned is the bolwing of Jimmy Anderson which was fantastic in the final test. If he continues to develop that lethal inswinger of his England have a chance against Australia.

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By: Hans Moman http://blogs.reuters.com/sport/2009/03/11/plodding-england-undone-by-return-to-60s-mentality/comment-page-1/#comment-285 Thu, 12 Mar 2009 11:19:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/sport/?p=551#comment-285 It is rather frustrating to have been so close, but as above, Strauss hasn’t really been too inspiring.

Bring back Pietersen as captain – at least if we lose, it’ll be interesting before, during, and after the game.

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By: Tom http://blogs.reuters.com/sport/2009/03/11/plodding-england-undone-by-return-to-60s-mentality/comment-page-1/#comment-283 Wed, 11 Mar 2009 18:26:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/sport/?p=551#comment-283 While I’ll admit that Strauss’ captaincy hasn’t left me inspired after this series, his appointment shows what a dire state the game is in England.
Yes he’s a solid choice but let’s face it, there’s no one else. And who’s his heir apparent? Alistair Cook. Fills you with optimism for an exciting England team of the future doesn’t it? Not quite.
England should just pick the entire Sky and BBC commentary teams. Beefy, Bumble, Athers, Hussain, Willis, Aggers, Boycott et al would bring some much-needed entertainment back into our lives.

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