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Saturday, December 04, 2010


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Kathy S

I know you write this in apologetic tone, but it still makes re furious how Giles was abused by the British press during that tour. Absolutely furious. I remember commenting to one of the Guardian writers on OBO during the Brisbane test that he clearly didn't WANT Giles to take any wickets to vindicate the scorn he was pouring on Gilo and he agreed. It was all "Monty is God" etc.

The Reverse Sweep

You're right Kathy, the vitriol heaped on Gilo was a disgrace - it was hardly his fault that Fletcher made such a grave selection error. What did the press expect Giles to do? Refuse to play?

It's a shame that such a hardworking and useful member of the side for so long had to go out like that.

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