Michael Clarke - about time someone said it

Michael Clarke - about time someone said it

Post by vipe » Sat, 07 Feb 2009 12:58:50


Long overdue article and IMO spot on analysis

http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,25014355-5017479,...

Viper

 
 
 

Michael Clarke - about time someone said it

Post by Ian Galbrait » Sat, 07 Feb 2009 15:31:58

Quote:

> Long overdue article and IMO spot on analysis

> http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,25014355-5017479,...

Or not. I'm hardly a fan of Clarke but thats just a hatchet job, long on
assertions, demonstrably incorrect on more than 1 occasion and the author
uses pejorative language that just screams how much he hates Clarke.

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Michael Clarke - about time someone said it

Post by alve » Sat, 07 Feb 2009 15:56:54

Quote:

> Long overdue article and IMO spot on analysis

> http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,25014355-5017479,...

It's a start, but the piece has a couple of serious Clangs.

1. "Clarke is media-savvy, with the cool looks and the hot girlfriend, the
tattoos, the slick image and flash car.

Together, the package is near-perfect for the job. Yet what he doesn't have
is the man."

To me, those two sentences are wholly contradictory. The only possible
ex-captain I can think of who's even reasonably close to that Twerp resume
was IMC, but he was both a man *and* a natural leader.  

2. "In the Australian culture, the Test captaincy is second only in esteem
to the office of Prime Minister."

This is just plain rong. The Test captaincy *is* the most respected office
in Oz history. I doubt that the PM gig is in the Top Ten.

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And another thought: How come it's taken over a month for the Krap v Twerp
stoush to become public?

Mr Logic's opinion is that it was leaked by someone who's recently
"retired" and has had a gutfull of the different media treatment to
different players.

alvey
in Briz, wondering if Roy's allowed to comment on the stoush? Could be
worth asking the other Roy to put it to him.

 
 
 

Michael Clarke - about time someone said it

Post by alve » Sat, 07 Feb 2009 16:09:26

Quote:


>> Long overdue article and IMO spot on analysis

>> http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,25014355-5017479,...

> Or not. I'm hardly a fan of Clarke but thats just a hatchet job, long on
> assertions, demonstrably incorrect on more than 1 occasion and the author
> uses pejorative language that just screams how much he hates Clarke.

Ida-Lee Kurios of Brisbane writes:

Did you post anything criticising any of the dozens of pieces, many times
worse than this, that made Roy's name a joke?

alvey

 
 
 

Michael Clarke - about time someone said it

Post by will_ » Sat, 07 Feb 2009 17:15:38


Quote:
> Long overdue article and IMO spot on analysis

> http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,25014355-5017479,...

> Viper

well always thought he was an immature 2 faced arsehole and the Symonds
incident convinced me that he should never be made Captain
 
 
 

Michael Clarke - about time someone said it

Post by will_ » Sat, 07 Feb 2009 17:18:01


Quote:

>> Long overdue article and IMO spot on analysis

>> http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,25014355-5017479,...

> Or not. I'm hardly a fan of Clarke but thats just a hatchet job, long on
> assertions, demonstrably incorrect on more than 1 occasion and the author
> uses pejorative language that just screams how much he hates Clarke.

R U saying that we have discovered Alverys real name  ?
 
 
 

Michael Clarke - about time someone said it

Post by subi.. » Sat, 07 Feb 2009 17:38:40


Quote:

> 2. "In the Australian culture, the Test captaincy is second only in esteem
> to the office of Prime Minister."

> This is just plain rong. The Test captaincy *is* the most respected office
> in Oz history. I doubt that the PM gig is in the Top Ten.

so how come someone as unsavoury like ponting got to become captain?
he had ***ed women in a pub in calcutta.
.
 
 
 

Michael Clarke - about time someone said it

Post by subi.. » Sat, 07 Feb 2009 17:50:01


Quote:
> Long overdue article and IMO spot on analysis

> http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,25014355-5017479,...

> Viper

wow, she looks like she has come from the depth of the oceans.
 
 
 

Michael Clarke - about time someone said it

Post by Suresh K » Sat, 07 Feb 2009 18:17:24


Quote:
> Long overdue article and IMO spot on analysis

"...The Australian team is fracturing because of ongoing catfights
among wives and girlfriends..."

Perhaps if  Aussies had both girl friends and wives this is likely to
cause some hiss and make-ups.

"...But as Australia face a sensitive decision as to wives and
girlfriends for the upcoming Ashes tour..."

A very sensitive decision indeed. Players should perhaps be told that
while on tour they could take either a girl friend or a wife but not
both.

I think Arab Sheiks best understand the importance of maintaining
harmony while touring. They upgrade well behaved girl friends to wives
and travel with an entourage of wives and girl friends (awaiting an
upgrade and therefore on their best behaviors). Has anybody heard of a
visiting team from Saudi Arabia  "fracturing because of ongoing
catfights" ?

Australia has much to learn from the Wahabis. In the spirit of a
recent thread, Waaaa Wahabis.

Suresh

 
 
 

Michael Clarke - about time someone said it

Post by Ian Galbrait » Sat, 07 Feb 2009 18:36:18

Quote:



>>> Long overdue article and IMO spot on analysis

>>> http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,25014355-5017479,...

>> Or not. I'm hardly a fan of Clarke but thats just a hatchet job, long on
>> assertions, demonstrably incorrect on more than 1 occasion and the author
>> uses pejorative language that just screams how much he hates Clarke.

> Ida-Lee Kurios of Brisbane writes:

> Did you post anything criticising any of the dozens of pieces, many times
> worse than this, that made Roy's name a joke?

Yes, I like Roy a lot more than Clarke.

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"I'm not sad. I'm complicated. Chicks dig that." - House

 
 
 

Michael Clarke - about time someone said it

Post by kenhig.. » Sat, 07 Feb 2009 19:01:30


Quote:



> >> Long overdue article and IMO spot on analysis

> >>http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,25014355-5017479,...

> > Or not. I'm hardly a fan of Clarke but thats just a hatchet job, long on
> > assertions, demonstrably incorrect on more than 1 occasion and the author
> > uses pejorative language that just screams how much he hates Clarke.

> R U saying that we have discovered Alverys real name ??

What, Rob Chapman?

Higgs

 
 
 

Michael Clarke - about time someone said it

Post by kenhig.. » Sat, 07 Feb 2009 19:02:20


Quote:


> >> Long overdue article and IMO spot on analysis

> >>http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,25014355-5017479,...

> > Or not. I'm hardly a fan of Clarke but thats just a hatchet job, long on
> > assertions, demonstrably incorrect on more than 1 occasion and the author
> > uses pejorative language that just screams how much he hates Clarke.

> Ida-Lee Kurios of Brisbane writes:

> Did you post anything criticising any of the dozens of pieces, many times
> worse than this, that made Roy's name a joke?

> alvey

Care to furnish a few examples?

No, didn't think so

Higgs

 
 
 

Michael Clarke - about time someone said it

Post by will_ » Sun, 08 Feb 2009 05:07:01



Quote:

>> Long overdue article and IMO spot on analysis

> "...The Australian team is fracturing because of ongoing catfights
> among wives and girlfriends..."

> Perhaps if  Aussies had both girl friends and wives this is likely to
> cause some hiss and make-ups.

> "...But as Australia face a sensitive decision as to wives and
> girlfriends for the upcoming Ashes tour..."

> A very sensitive decision indeed. Players should perhaps be told that
> while on tour they could take either a girl friend or a wife but not
> both.

:-)
 
 
 

Michael Clarke - about time someone said it

Post by davidluk.. » Sun, 08 Feb 2009 09:23:16


Quote:
> I think Arab Sheiks best understand the importance of maintaining
> harmony while touring. They upgrade well behaved girl friends to wives
> and travel with an entourage of wives and girl friends (awaiting an
> upgrade and therefore on their best behaviors). Has anybody heard of a
> visiting team from Saudi Arabia ?"fracturing because of ongoing
> catfights" ?

How can Aussies do that? Do you think they are rich enough? Have they
found oil?
 
 
 

Michael Clarke - about time someone said it

Post by Mang » Sun, 08 Feb 2009 09:36:10


Quote:



>>>> Long overdue article and IMO spot on analysis

>>>> http://SportToday.org/,22049,25014355-5017479,...

>>> Or not. I'm hardly a fan of Clarke but thats just a hatchet job, long on
>>> assertions, demonstrably incorrect on more than 1 occasion and the
>>> author
>>> uses pejorative language that just screams how much he hates Clarke.

>> Ida-Lee Kurios of Brisbane writes:

>> Did you post anything criticising any of the dozens of pieces, many times
>> worse than this, that made Roy's name a joke?

> Yes, I like Roy a lot more than Clarke.

Roy needs to harden the *** up (and I don't mean physically).  He is
wasting his talent right now because of his fragile personality and the size
of his heart.

Clarke needs to grow up.  He's suffering a bad case of***struck and
unfortunately for him he's wasting it on someone who justs wants to be the
person ***ing the captain of the cricket team.

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