Players and coaches talk to the media

'It's a bitter pill to swallow' - Flower

England head coach Andy Flower talks to the media at the end of the Ashes in Australia

January 6, 2014

Posted by   on (January 7, 2014, 11:55 GMT)

@Posted by Rossco97 on (January 6, 2014, 16:23 GMT):

You didn't have to say : "jose, you're clueless"

Even within a family, there could be people holding different opinions.Sometimes, even diametrically opposite views. Then you can imagine what will be the situation in a large community of cricket lovers from all over the world. So, on judging a coach (or director, or whatever you may call), opinions could differ.

What you may consider good may be seen as bad by someone else. Coaching is not governed by laws of Physics. It is highly subjective. During the infamous "sms"-gate, what KP considered as "pretty bad" was considered as "pretty good", by his own team-mates. So, you didn't have to take a "holier than thou" attitude. You could have expressed your views, without talking down.

By the way, all that is said in "public" do not get published. Some views expressed by players in the hotel lobbies, bars, or at dinners at private homes stay there! So can't quote anyone; sorry.

Posted by   on (January 7, 2014, 9:33 GMT)

@Rossco97 on (January 6, 2014, 16:23 GMT):

Yes; Flower is a GOOD STRATEGIST. But not a good coach-cum-motivator!

Posted by   on (January 7, 2014, 9:30 GMT)

@Rossco97 on (January 6, 2014, 16:23 GMT)

Nice to know that you know it better than the players involved on both the sides. The players mood on both sides. Expressed through body language & mostly vocal by Aussies about the impact of moving from Arthur to Lehmann. And mostly through non-verbal, and occasionally verbal by English players. And, I'm sure you haven't heard what some of the English players say in public. Yes; I have through some of the very reliable guys in the media.

Posted by Rossco97 on (January 6, 2014, 16:23 GMT)

jose, you're clueless. hes a good coach and everything he said there was true. england were jsut plain and simply outplayed, out-thought, out batted and out bowled. flower is the right man. FROM AUSTRALIA. arthur's coaching method wasnt good, flowers is (you can see this from his record).

Posted by   on (January 6, 2014, 13:55 GMT)

Some flowers are sweet & edible. Some are bitter to chew or swallow. If one makes the wards under his care tense, edgy, & unhappy, he will end up swallowing a bitter pill. Mickey Arthur learnt that lesson last year, Now, it is your turn, Mr Flower

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