>Subject: Re: *** continues...
>Date: 20 Jun 1993 01:19:10 GMT
>: > captain who is finishing david Gower's career. What right does Gooch
>: > have to continue as a captain. He is a loser to the core and the most
>: I just cannot agree with this comment. As much as I hate Gooch the person
>: and the captain for what he has done to Gower. The guy is not a loser to the
>: core. An uninspiring captain yes, dour yes, stifles creativity (!) yes, but
>: he is not a loser. I know there are a lot of people who would love the
>: be able to bat like him. I admire his batting but dislike his attitude as
> You may not agree but the fact is it is true. Gooch is the worst
> English captain ever. He cant pick right team, his team consists of
> Jokers who have neither the technique to play a spinning ball nor
> confidence to face bouncers. One paceman Merv is enough to make
> them run for cover. What can these batsmen do apart from tonking
> military paced bowlers over the park in a weekend sunday league.
> If there was Mcdermott probably the test would have been over
> by now. Just look at What Gatting and Hick have played today.
> Such performances would put a school cricketer to shame.
> One bouncer is enough toget rid of Hick and gatting forgets that
> there are stumps behind him.
> None can help this team. They'll lose all the tests and they richly
> deserve to lose them. Good luck to England team for trying their best
> to create a new World record lose 10 out of 10 in succession.
Gooch's captaining is atrocious. i can't remember him setting a decnt
field yet. Whenever a ball is struck to the boundary he just puts a
fieldsmen there. That should have been done before the ball was bowled. He
doesn't chat to his bowlers and spark them up, he doesn't encourage the
field he just lopes around like a whithered old man. Sure he's under
pressure but a good captain would turn that into an adrenalin rush. Gees
Engalnd, change your attitude and attack the bowlers and do some homework on
the batsmen and try to get them out, you are nothing.