I was going to post a long and flowing reaction to the defeat in the second Test but then I read Matt Thorntons article over at Six and Out and figured that it had already been said.
I disagree with his Panesar/Giles argument. Panesar is an attacking spin bowler. Giles is a defensive spin bowler. I would have picked Monty above Giles for that reason and, indeed, went on record before the Test saying the same.
In my mind there is no difference between Read and Jones. Neither are very good so you go with the marginally better option which is Jones.
A number of newspapers, blogs, forums and such like say it’s time for Fletcher to go.
It is not time for Fletcher to go, it is time for the ECB to recognise that you need to have a proper structure within the game that is not focused on making money, it’s about creating a successful England team. With success comes money.
I am a big fan of Duncan Fletcher. Look at the state we were in before he arrived. We won the Ashes for the first time in years. Sure, he needs to do some work but get rid of him? That’s madness.
I wear my heart on my sleeve as regular readers will know and I am gutted with what happened in this Test. What has really annoyed me, though, is this call for wholesale changes to the England team and England management by two bit journalists who clearly know knothing about cricket.
Where have you been for the last 20 years with your pig headed, self opinionated views? Have you suffered the same shit as we, the genuine English cricket fans, have? No? Have you travelled half way across the world using your own money to watch another pitiful display? No? In which case fuck off back to your freelance local newspaper articles, you sad little person, and let us grieve.