February 5, 2014

The scapegoat

Satish Acharya
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Posted by Biggus on (February 6, 2014, 9:31 GMT)

Cook's cookbook is for Mutton recipes (mutton is the meat of an adult sheep) yet KP is portrayed as a 'Scapegoat'.

Posted by Arslan_Javed on (February 6, 2014, 5:10 GMT)

i dont know whats wrong with ECB they got a team ( other than KP) full of players who just not good enough to bear verbal attacks and go back home showing mental illness, or leave team behind in the midst of a tour for fear that they cant perform well for hidden physical injuries( not mental). with non performing captain and the greatest Bell ( greatest in favorable conditions only) . Still find KP as escape goat. wow good luck ECB and team England.

Posted by Rufus_Fuddleduck on (February 6, 2014, 2:48 GMT)

England is aiming to purchase peace for the Cook-Gooch-and-chums cartel at the cost of KP. History has emphasised that, if you try to buy peace at the cost of justice, you end up getting neither.

Posted by tickcric on (February 5, 2014, 15:12 GMT)

England has problem with talents with flair. They like them beauracratic and boring. Poor choice imo.

Posted by DRS_Flawed_NeedsImprovement on (February 5, 2014, 12:30 GMT)

cook should have been dropped, not pieterson bcz cook is out of form for more than one year.

Posted by Rajeshj on (February 5, 2014, 11:02 GMT)

Brilliant Satish.. Quite shocked to learn that KP would not be seen again in international matches.. I thought he was the only batsmen in the Ashes, who appeared a bit determined to fight.. So from now on, Cook will lead a team of sheeps ready for slaughtering at the end of each series as scapegoats.. His time will also come soon at this rate.. Good luck Cooky!!

Posted by Nuxxy on (February 5, 2014, 10:37 GMT)

ECB is eyeing you for that 'honour', Cookie. Watch the tables turn!

Posted by naansari on (February 5, 2014, 10:36 GMT)

Very true and excellent job from Satish...KP have been made a scapegoat for England's poor show in Ashes and dropped from the team without any proper justification. Let see now whom they will target after the WI tour.

Posted by TopPlot on (February 5, 2014, 10:27 GMT)

Utter truth Sathish. Ganguly was tough to manager but he was made captain and he brought the best out of india and had placed them on top & help to make quality players. Its about Winning so neither Pieterson nor Ganguly wont negotiate with it so its sort of difficult to take it by the dressing room but as a management ECB shouldn't just drop their best player in fact they did because Flower couldn't do it while he is in the job due to the news leak so he had to do it while is off duty. Utter disgrace. Australia had tough tour but they dropped the coach. Here, they drop their best asset.

Posted by AhmadRyan on (February 5, 2014, 9:53 GMT)

Yes Cook, you are thinking the right thing!

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