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01 Sep 09 19:51
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Those people knocking everything he does, turn on sky sports 1 now and watch the innings he played that won us the ashes.
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Report laws back heel September 1, 2009 7:55 PM BST
Ginger miner,get him down pit.
Report stephaniebot September 1, 2009 10:33 PM BST
moans about playing cricket in ireland, no sympathy whatsoever!
Report thetitan September 1, 2009 11:59 PM BST
utterly shít captain, havent seen many worse.
Report Murgutpura September 2, 2009 7:51 AM BST
montys innings in cardiff won us the ashes mate.
Report fairweather September 2, 2009 8:45 AM BST
A quote from the great man in this morning's papers.

" Of course bowling from one end would demean the game. What next? Bowlers mark wide run-ups just to avoid the wet area? It'd become ridiculous."

Can someone please explain to me what is ridiculous about bowlers adjusting their run-ups so that 20,000 wet angry spectators can be appeased?

He goes on...

" The game has moved on. People dive around a lot more and the surface has to be fit to do that."

So I assume rugby, football and aussie rules are played on bone dry paddocks - or maybe they dont dive around like cricketers...

The game's gone soft.
Report PompeyMike September 2, 2009 10:03 AM BST
Watch the four innings he played in the 4th and 5th tests which could, and probably should, have cost us the Ashes.
Report Steady away September 2, 2009 10:15 AM BST
Doesn't deserve a place, hasn't done for a couple of years, couldn't care less if he managed to block the s hit out of it against a mediocre aussie attack early in the series. He's even more of a liability in ODI's, comes in and scratches around for 8 overs then gets out when really we need someone to come in and push the R/R up. Although having said that, the whole middle order is equally as weak.
Report nana September 2, 2009 10:24 AM BST
its unbelievable that people still think he warrants a place, and as for captain fk me whats going on?
Report Deadly Earnest September 2, 2009 11:09 AM BST
To Dougy:

Who do you think might be a better test player mate, Phil Hughes, or Paul Collingwood?

Whilst you are at it, Shane Watson or Paul Collingwood?
Report THE GOOSE September 2, 2009 11:13 AM BST
Collingwood lost me with the "run-out" against the Kiwis.
His latest utterances show he's been spending too much time with Harmy.
THe fact that he is made captain of the team shows though we are going to have to endure a lot more mediocrity and preciousness from him for some time to come.....unfortunately.
Report stephaniebot September 2, 2009 6:20 PM BST
Shane Watson.

Hey I'd rather have Shane Gould than Collingwood, and she was a female swimmer!
Report dougydougy. September 2, 2009 8:40 PM BST
Old traffords fault not any of the profesional players who's careers could be ended by playing on a substandard pitch. Umps made the call not the captains. OT can complain all it likes, they fecked up and until they get profesional about putting on major sporting events they'll continue to be overlooked by the ECB.

On the Collingwood test batsman issue I would agree that he has been lucky to be in the side for a few years, but his performance in Cardiff was the key performance in that test, he gave jimmy and Monty a chance to save the match. And that was a large part responsible for helping us bring home the Ashes. Probably he's time is up now with Trott coming in an KP coming back.

It's Interesting that you compare him to Shane Watson and Hughes DE as his Test records and stats are far superior but like them he also posseses severe technical deficiencies. Maybe just maybe, if Shane and Phill show the same grit, fight and determination that collingwood has in his career they could also end up with a half decent test career.
Report Deadly Earnest September 3, 2009 9:23 AM BST
Collingwood's test record and stats far superior to Hughes? Surely in aggregate as a direct result of having played so much more often the only way Collingwood is statistically superior to Hughes.

Have a look at what Hughes did in his 2nd test match as a 20 year old and show me where Collingwood has even come close to doing something like that during a much longer career at a much older age.

Watson and Hughes only in the early stages of their careers of course, but nail your colours to the mast here Dougy, are they likely to turn out inferior to Collingwood, or superior? IYO of course.

Both kick Collingwood into a**ed hat as test batsmen for me.
Report anyother September 3, 2009 9:51 AM BST
hughes won't be on the test scene for long .. imo .. watson will end up with better stats than colly .. imo
Report Deadly Earnest September 3, 2009 10:03 AM BST
How are you explaining Hughes' 1st class record and 2nd test match then N.E.Other?
Report Lix September 3, 2009 10:05 AM BST
who cares about 1st class records? you can average a million against 2nd county dross. Its what you do in tests that matter. Hughes has been found out.
Report Deadly Earnest September 3, 2009 10:11 AM BST
You think a 20 year old with his record can be found out in 3 innings of test cricket such that he can be written off forever Lix?

That is what I find most surprising about the Hughes knockers on here, writing a 20 year old off on flimsy evidence when there is a good body of contra evidence in existance.

The 3 innings were not the worst I have seen in test cricket either by any stretch of the imagination.
Report Lix September 3, 2009 10:16 AM BST
No, I'm just winding you up :)

Course you cant write off a 20 year old with a few tons to his name after a couple of not so good games.

I'll only say that I know feck all about the technical side of things, i cant play cricket at all but even I can see that this kid has no legside game.

Will probably score truckloads in the winter against the WI/PAK.
Report bin it September 3, 2009 4:06 PM BST
Wouldnt write him off yet but his technique been found out at the higher level. Whether he can cure his weaknesses and come back at Test level remains to be seen.
Report anyother September 3, 2009 6:58 PM BST
my point exactly .. deadly .. imo hughes will not be playing test ckt in two yrs time .. watson will be .. all imo .. time will tell as to whether i am wrong or right .. life is all about opinions .. sorry if my humble ones don't fit in within your scheme of things to come ..
Report Lix September 3, 2009 7:01 PM BST
yeah ....but.. Hughes may or may not be carp. I still think he'll phil his boots in the winter at home to
WI/PAK so it'll be a long time till we really know how good he is imo..
Report anyother September 3, 2009 11:28 PM BST
i've been a knocker for a while .. but i'll have to say he does bring this to the table ..

by the way .. does he have any interest in muftmedia ?:| .. :D
Report Deadly Earnest September 4, 2009 8:59 AM BST
I have seen Master Hughes socialising and judging only by his get up I'd have to say he looked as camp as a row of tents. Don't spose it has any bearing on his cricketing ability, which is exceptional, imo....
Report bigpoppapump September 4, 2009 9:27 AM BST
surprised his footwork's not better then
Report Max and Paddy September 4, 2009 9:30 AM BST

Exactly where did you see him socialising? The Blue Oyster Bar?
Report Deadly Earnest September 4, 2009 11:42 AM BST
I dunno the name of the place Max, there were all these weird dudes in black leateher gear blowing smokerings in each others faces. I gtf out as quick as humanly when I saw Pietersen smiling at another bloke.....
Report Max and Paddy September 4, 2009 11:56 AM BST
Deadly Earnest 04 Sep 12:42
I gtf out as quick as humanly when I saw Pietersen smiling at another bloke.....

He wasn't "smiling at another bloke". He was looking in the mirror...
Report bin it September 4, 2009 12:12 PM BST
At least he can get 0 today
Report michael knight September 4, 2009 1:17 PM BST
legend :)
Report dougydougy. September 4, 2009 2:49 PM BST
Paul Collingwood has been nothing short of brilliant in this game with the ball.
Report greglewis September 4, 2009 3:17 PM BST
Not of international standard imo.
Report Murgutpura September 4, 2009 6:12 PM BST
you must be shafting him dougy
Report sickoflayinwinners September 4, 2009 6:18 PM BST
lets hope colly can see us thru here
Report A.H HUNTER esq. September 4, 2009 6:40 PM BST
He can hang aroung and be very gritty and stubborn,but one day batsman he aint.
Report layem&payem September 4, 2009 6:41 PM BST
Doughydoughy: Have you just watched that sh1t innings..........................he dosent have the b0ll0cks for a battle, sorry you are wrong.
Report HU4ROLLZ? September 4, 2009 6:46 PM BST
great grinding there chasing 9 an over. He is not a good enough batsman - ironic that his bowling (but obv his fielding) keeps him in the team.In 20/20 cricket if you hit 120 off 120 balls you have done a bad job. He can score as many runs as he wants (and he doesn't) he will never be a one day batsman.
Report HU4ROLLZ? September 4, 2009 6:50 PM BST
everything that happens from here I will blame 'colly'. Unreasonable yes, but I don't care. 23 of 39 is awful and commonplace in most of his innings.
Report Any other September 4, 2009 7:04 PM BST
U fúcking S
Report Murgutpura September 4, 2009 7:36 PM BST
watch collys great innings tomorrow on sky1 23 off 39 and see how it cost us the match
Report The magic man September 4, 2009 7:38 PM BST
giners should be killed at birth
Report Johnny Fontaine September 4, 2009 7:39 PM BST
Go in the name of God go
Report HU4ROLLZ? September 6, 2009 4:29 PM BST
signing in, classic innings. Runs does not = victory in one day cricket. 38 off 61 does not cut the mustard and causes wickets later. Oh well plenty of other ppl to blame but he is sht and I haven't had a bet!
Report Jazza September 6, 2009 4:54 PM BST
At least Peterson isn't getting blamed for everything even when he is top scorer.
Report Elmur Thudd September 6, 2009 4:59 PM BST
Collingwood the orginal nudger & nurdler. Waste of time having him in for a powerplay ffs
Report HU4ROLLZ? September 6, 2009 5:00 PM BST
if the run rate is slow originally, it forces others (like luke wright who does well) to hit out and get out themselves. For Australia to get two par scores and win both at a relative canter (I know we came fairly close last time) is worrying. If there was as much confidence in collingwood as there was for kp, we could sit around while the rate creeps safe in the knowledge he'll smash the runs at the end. Unfortunately, this doesnt happen. Oh well, last i have to say on the matter.
Report Korse September 6, 2009 5:01 PM BST
ginger tw@@@T
Report 1st time poster September 6, 2009 5:01 PM BST
as gower has showed on numerous occaisions with his technique its impossible for him to play attacking shots
Report BarryM September 6, 2009 11:56 PM BST
Watching this with mild amusement, because I remember the lengthy debate before Colly came into the side in 2005 surrounding doubts over whether he could adapt to test cricket as he was so obviously a specialist one day player
Report Steady away September 7, 2009 10:59 AM BST
56 off 84 balls is absolutely criminal in the situation he was in, he consistently bats England out of the game and imo they will not be competitive until they get rid of him.
Report BigMig September 7, 2009 11:01 AM BST
Ridiculous to blame Collingwood for yesterday's defeat.

Bopora, Prior, Shah far more culpable.
Report Jaap September 7, 2009 11:22 AM BST
Colly's innings was fine, needed some help.
Report HU4ROLLZ? September 9, 2009 5:31 PM BST
needed some help? His innings create pressure not the other way round. How can anyone defend 28 off 57? even sidebottom did better ffs
Report HU4ROLLZ? September 9, 2009 6:44 PM BST
but he is a great bowler! ;)
Report BigMig September 11, 2009 9:38 AM BST
He's being rested for the next three games so all you knockers can dance for joy.

Anderson out the next two.
Report Innocent Bystander September 11, 2009 9:44 AM BST
Knockers :0

The word you are looking for is seethers :D
Report sunshine1 September 11, 2009 11:14 AM BST
BigMig 11 Sep 10:38
He's being rested for the next three games so all you knockers can dance for joy.
Anderson out the next two.

LOL, being rested, I like that!
Report eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee September 11, 2009 1:15 PM BST
The only unequivocal fact (s) about all this is that dougydougy is an imbecile who is also illegitimate.
Report stephaniebot September 11, 2009 5:40 PM BST
Yes, I lloved the term being rested as well!
Report Yuvraj Singh September 11, 2009 6:09 PM BST
still gets a central contract :-(
Report Lady Margaret September 11, 2009 8:55 PM BST
let's hope he's permanently rested from ODIs
Report Sadeyedladyofthelowlands September 12, 2009 12:42 AM BST
When judging cricketers I always go with my instinct - how I feel when it is that players turn to perform.

During the Ashes, whenever Collingwood was walking out to the middle to bat, I couldn't help watching, I knew we weren't far away from another wicket and I knew it would be painful getting there. Seeing Bell coming out, at least I knew he might play some good looking shots or get out weakly and reasonably quickly.

Dread, that is my feeling whenever he bats, dread that England are about to lose another wicket or dread that Collingwood is going to be batting for a while.

Having said that, I've actually not felt that dread when he has come out to bowl in the ODIs. Those slow off-cutters look difficult to hit.

Maybe he should play ODIs (as a fielding-bowler and a number nine batsman with a license to swing the bat and hoick the ball through mid-wicket) I would feel quite good seeing him come out to bat then.
Report West Coast Eagles September 12, 2009 3:59 AM BST
thats a good point from poster above, i reckon his bowling is pretty good, very tight line and length and for sure at the moment his bowling is worth more than his batting.

Watching him to trying and pinch hit is funny , he couldnt even swing hit out an under 18 bowling attack let alone international standard
Report bin it September 12, 2009 6:55 AM BST
Looks like being this years England benefit recipient after Vaughan last year
Report Innocent Bystander September 14, 2009 11:08 AM BST
Delhi refusing to sit him from the Champs League - what will the seethers say :0
Report michael knight December 18, 2009 11:35 AM GMT
there you go dougydougy.
Report trader pj December 18, 2009 11:36 AM GMT
national hero IMO
Report dougydougy. December 18, 2009 11:38 AM GMT
doing it again old reliable colly, where would England be without him
Report dougydougy. December 18, 2009 11:38 AM GMT
cheers MK
Report Complete God December 18, 2009 12:18 PM GMT
Yeah good old reliable Colly. Cheers dougy you brainless idiot
Report Deadly Earnest December 18, 2009 7:41 PM GMT
Dougy it wasn't you who was using Watson's consistent run of 30-60 scores in the Ashes series as eveidence he couldn't cut it at test level was it?
Report michael knight December 20, 2009 3:20 PM GMT
Report Jason Bourne December 20, 2009 3:21 PM GMT
Report alun2005 December 20, 2009 3:24 PM GMT
well done AGAIN Hero Paul
Report Max and Paddy December 20, 2009 3:25 PM GMT
That must be the first time I have ever agreed with one of alun's posts :)
Report dougydougy. December 20, 2009 3:30 PM GMT
well done colly, backing up deadlys point that he never scores runs when england need him....
Report trader pj December 20, 2009 3:32 PM GMT

He has saved Eng so many times now recently. Lets not forget and become fickle when he loses form
Report Sir Denis Eton-Hogg December 20, 2009 3:35 PM GMT
:^0 yeah right ^^^^^
Report positively4thsteet December 20, 2009 3:39 PM GMT
he hasn't saved us too many times imo. batted well at cardiff but almost stitched us up by getting out near the end. if kp had done the same he would have been slated.

i like the guy a good bat and great fielder. A real servant to england.
Report STEPTOES YARD December 20, 2009 3:47 PM GMT
Report Deadly Earnest December 20, 2009 4:18 PM GMT
Batted well both innings here, credit where credit is due. But if your only talent is blocking a session out to save test matches you can't be considered anything special I'm afraid. Watson did something similar in Adelaide it was just that he batted earlier and his teammates didn't crumble around him.
Report VardonVoo. December 20, 2009 4:34 PM GMT
batted well at cardiff but almost stitched us up by getting out near
the end.

I was reminded earlier that he batted for about six hours in that match.
I had raised the point that Monty's game-saving blocking was only as a
result of batting tutoring from Colly in a buddy-buddy system they'd had
introduced into their training regime.
Report bigpoppapump December 20, 2009 4:34 PM GMT
Watson is considered "special" though...
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