The content on this webpage contains paid/affiliate links. When you click on any of our affiliate link, we/I may get a small compensation at no cost to you. See our affiliate disclosure for more info -----------------------
Last updated on July 2nd, 2017 at 12:51 pm
Apparently it was all just some helpful tree-shaking:
Time to shake the tree. Sacking the captain was the only story remotely dramatic enough to bring everything out into the open. And so the article was written. It had almost been sent earlier in the match but a fever had taken hold and the thought occurred that mood might have been affected. But the point was valid. The leadership had failed.
And so the debate began … A nerve had been touched and the important matters were going to be addressed.
I wonder how Roebuck would view a front-page column calling for his sacking.
UPDATE. It’s John Howard’s fault.
UPDATE II. Both Roebuck in his initial piece and reader zscore recall England bowler Andrew Flintoff consoling Australia’s Brett Lee after the Second Test in 2005. Very well; but neither mention the First Test in that series, when Ponting required eight stitches to his face after being struck by Steve Harmison – and no England fielder asked the skipper if he was all right.