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Tuesday, September 20, 2011


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Matt Wood

Nielsen is another victim of the Argus report. Plus, going out with a win - or after we've hit our nadir (maybe) - has a certain appeal.

He had no plans to resign until it was suggested by the report that he is required to apply for the position again in an open field. He felt his body of work should have been sufficient to avoid this "humiliation" (but we as Aussie cricket fans would hardly agree).

Against a top quality field he would stand little chance. In itself this is ironic because he took Australia from top quality IN the field to a below-average fielding team.

The Reverse Sweep

Cheers Matt - Winning In Sri Lanka, whilst easier than in the past with Vaas and Murail in the home XI, is a pretty impressive way to bow out. It used to be English cricket that was hostage to irrelevant reports and navel gazing, so it provokes much hilarity in this Pom that this is now the fate of Australia's cricket side. You are right about the fielding too, it was close to shocking during the Ashes series though still better than India's this English summer! 


I have this awful feeling, that he's going to get the top job. The Director's overall job, can't remember what they called it, but they created it in the restructuring, it's kind of a coaching overlord job. It will keep him away from directly coaching the Aus team so that's a good thing.

He was out of his depth.

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