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Re: Alastair Cook
« Reply #30 on: August 18, 2011, 11:16:20 AM »

If I've got to sit through another day of Cook nudging the ball around off ineffective bowlers then I'm off shopping with the wife!
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Re: Alastair Cook
« Reply #31 on: August 18, 2011, 11:48:13 AM »

If I've got to sit through another day of Cook nudging the ball around off ineffective bowlers then I'm off shopping with the wife!

You obviously never had to sit and watch Geoff Boycott bat
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Re: Alastair Cook
« Reply #32 on: August 18, 2011, 11:50:58 AM »

i would be cursing geoff boycott more than anything!
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Re: Alastair Cook
« Reply #33 on: August 18, 2011, 11:57:15 AM »

i would be cursing geoff boycott more than anything!

I rather watch Geoff insist his french gf jump off the ledge.
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Re: Alastair Cook
« Reply #34 on: August 18, 2011, 11:57:49 AM »

lol!!!
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Re: Alastair Cook
« Reply #35 on: August 18, 2011, 05:30:35 PM »

Yes saw Boycott play. To be fair to him most test match cricket was played at not much faster pace then and they used spindly bats that couldn't get it off the square. Cook's bat is like half a tree, not that it gets much use!
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Re: Alastair Cook
« Reply #36 on: December 28, 2018, 11:00:10 PM »

Sir Alastair Cook

Has a good ring to it
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Re: Alastair Cook
« Reply #37 on: December 28, 2018, 11:09:52 PM »

A bit ridiculous really.
Especially when he makes his come back...
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Re: Alastair Cook
« Reply #38 on: December 29, 2018, 09:42:19 AM »

A bit ridiculous really.
Especially when he makes his come back...

2019 against the Aussies...
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Re: Alastair Cook
« Reply #39 on: December 29, 2018, 05:42:23 PM »

Sir... Seriously?

Of recent England cricketers, he should've been no better than eighth in line for high honour. Cook was a hard headed pragmatist with the bat, and a great example to kids of how to make the most of what they have but... his yes man approach to the ECB, ruin of the one day team and backstabbing of Pietersen should have mitigated against...

Much as his post playing career has drawn my ire, Strauss, as the skipper who won down under, had a better claim.
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Re: Alastair Cook
« Reply #40 on: December 29, 2018, 06:29:22 PM »

Compared to the other clowns who have and have had awards over the years at least a cricketer has something. Sure hes had his issues (being a yes man, clearing out the most talented play England have had etc) but .. but ... 100+ tests in a row, 100 on debut be the best team England have played for the last 12/13 years and hes managed to do what literally NO other England player since Strauss/trott has managed!!! To consistently bat long without resorting to bidfing

Does he deserve it ?? Depends if you feel its deseeved by half the others called Sir or not really. Compared to the modern criteria, well batted chef. Enjoy and score plenty of county runs please
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Re: Alastair Cook
« Reply #41 on: December 29, 2018, 07:21:22 PM »

The real question is when will the crown prince of Yorkshire Geoffrey Boycott will get his long overdue knighthood ?
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Re: Alastair Cook
« Reply #42 on: December 29, 2018, 10:10:38 PM »

Don't think they give knighthoods to those found guilty of domestic violence.
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Re: Alastair Cook
« Reply #43 on: December 30, 2018, 10:49:17 AM »

hes managed to do what literally NO other England player since Strauss/trott has managed!!! To consistently bat long without resorting to bidfing

Pretty inconsistent ovr the past four years, sad to say...
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Re: Alastair Cook
« Reply #44 on: December 30, 2018, 11:36:19 AM »

Definitely doesnt deserve one yet - took botham years to get one and that was for his charity work.
It was a bit like handing obes for winning the ashes.

A few honours also handed out to footballers - not like they won the World Cup.
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