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Re: The enigma that is Kevin Pietersen

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:19 am

Too much of a trouble maker and a disruptive influence in the dressing room.
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Re: The enigma that is Kevin Pietersen

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:22 am

People keep saying that no one cares, and it's over. But it's only over when people stop caring, and that's still the case. It was always about more than just Kevin. Who can have observed Giles Clarke's grotesque presence in The Death of a Gentleman and not have reservations about the mentality of the ECB.
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Re: The enigma that is Kevin Pietersen

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:24 am

It feels a bit patronising to expect this to go away just because England have won a series. It can stop being an issue, but not for that reason.
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Re: The enigma that is Kevin Pietersen

Postby braveneutral » Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:38 am

Arthur Crabtree wrote:It feels a bit patronising to expect this to go away just because England have won a series. It can stop being an issue, but not for that reason.

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Re: The enigma that is Kevin Pietersen

Postby Aidan11 » Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:02 pm

England struggling in the test.

It's time to recall WG Grace.
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Re: The enigma that is Kevin Pietersen

Postby Aidan11 » Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:01 pm

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Re: The enigma that is Kevin Pietersen

Postby m@tt » Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:18 pm


KP is a bit dim but not dim enough to say that England should have picked him in a series they won. Even though he could say with good reason that England's middle order was very reliant on Root.
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Re: The enigma that is Kevin Pietersen

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:40 pm

Strauss saying England hadn't moved from KP on at the start of the summer, then saying they have its the end, was quite unpleasantly opportunistic, but sadly unsurprising. KP really has been shafted several times over. Next thing we'll hear is that if Pietersen really wanted to play for England, he should have scored runs in the CC, again. As it turned out, England could have done with his availability in the Ashes.
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Re: The enigma that is Kevin Pietersen

Postby sussexpob » Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:40 pm

m@tt wrote:

KP is a bit dim but not dim enough to say that England should have picked him in a series they won. Even though he could say with good reason that England's middle order was very reliant on Root.


Well, for Kevin he realistically needs to find a life outside the game now, and that is easier with more friends around you then enemies.
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Re: The enigma that is Kevin Pietersen

Postby Aidan11 » Wed Nov 11, 2015 3:44 pm

Being KP is being shown on ITV next Thursday.
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Re: The enigma that is Kevin Pietersen

Postby dan08 » Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:02 am

The KP documentary on ITV4 was pretty good.
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Re: The enigma that is Kevin Pietersen

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:08 am

Think it's being repeated next week.
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Re: The enigma that is Kevin Pietersen

Postby Aidan11 » Fri Nov 20, 2015 3:15 pm

I missed it.

It will be on catch-up somewhere.
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Re: The enigma that is Kevin Pietersen

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Fri Nov 20, 2015 6:44 pm

I think it's on Sunday night.
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Re: The enigma that is Kevin Pietersen

Postby sussexpob » Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:05 am

Not really sure why, but Darren Lehmann has decided in his infinite "boof"-dom to come out and have a dig at Kevin Pietersen, saying that his failure for the Stars in the BBL semi final was cause for him to be moved on, and that he is paid too much money.

His failure aside, he was his teams top scorer this year (averaged 39!!) and 5th in the tournament. And this is coming off being 2nd/3rd top scorer in the tournament in previous years. Form doesnt seem to be a question, and the wages are apparently not huge for KP compared to others.

Seems a very rather bizarre rant. Not in the least because Hussey (Captain), Fleming (Coach) and the President have come out at various recent times to say how much KP is giving back to the Stars and how good he is working with the developing players.
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