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Looking to go away in April
at 18:27 12 Jan 2022

Carribean should still be good early April.

Just came back from Xmas over there, wonderful countries and the weather was 30 degrees every day.
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You've just been appointed Head of English and Wales cricket......
at 14:19 28 Dec 2021

It all starts at the top and we need proper innovative leadership not yes men who will do as they are told.

So you start by sacking Harrison, Giles and Silverwood and removing Root as captain. Try and see if Strauss is willing to now work full time again and go get the best coach which will either be SA or Aus.

I have long argued Morgan would have been a better test captain over last 3 years. Not for his batting but his leadership and tactical nous.

We have decent players but awful tactics and a losers culture throughout the ECB.
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The Ashes over
at 10:14 28 Dec 2021

The guy is clueless.

The only positive is we have been so bad other people night wake up to how out of his depth Silverwood is.

Remember he is the chief selector, he has driven the rest and rotation policy and he is behind a lot of our so called tactics along with the captain.
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2-0 down, lost the toss. Do or die ...
at 01:42 28 Dec 2021

Silverwood out.
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2-0 down, lost the toss. Do or die ...
at 14:19 27 Dec 2021

Exactly they tried to be too clever and too ahead of the curve.

Resting needs to be decided on form and fitness, you cannot allocate matches 3 months before a ball is bowled.

We win in India then send Jos home after one test? Madness, Bairstow then comes in having sat at home in winter and gets bowled for a duck? What do they expect.

Playing a spinner in Brisbane with a green top, then playing 4 seamers in Adelaide when the pitch was dry? Silverwood is county level and yes as someone else has said Giles is not without fault. Second rate journeymen spinner now calling the shots. Shame Strauss had to give the role up as he drove a lot of the right culture within then ECB.

We have talented players who are poorly managed with second rate tactics.

Put likes of Buttler in to the Australia team and he would turn into Gilchrist.
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2-0 down, lost the toss. Do or die ...
at 12:33 27 Dec 2021

We won the world cup under Bayliss. Our one day turnaround started in 2015, it is nothing to do with Silverwood.

Arguably we under performed at the one global competition he has coached us in we went in as favourites at the recent T20 World Cup and lost in the semi finals.

We have only gone backwards under Silverwood.
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2-0 down, lost the toss. Do or die ...
at 19:46 26 Dec 2021

Because he set the tone.

Wanted all the power as the chief selector and then instigated this genius rest and rotate system that saw us go 1-0 up against India and then send players home after one test and guess what we lost all momentum after winning in Sri Lanka and that first test in India. Since then we lost 3-1 to India, barely won a test all summer and not this in Australia.

Did we not learn with Moores? Root is an awful captain; he should just bat.

New leadership required.
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2-0 down, lost the toss. Do or die ...
at 13:42 26 Dec 2021

Silverwood out.

The word England coach along with Moores.

How many more times does it need to be shown we do not have any good enough English cricket coaches. Need an overseas coach.

Whilst player performance has been poor the whole slide started 15 months ago with the awful preagreed rest and rotation before a ball has even been bowled and the awful match tactics as well as selection. All 3 are Silverwoods main responsibility.
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Felixstowe Christmas Day Dip is cancelled…
at 12:45 25 Dec 2021

I am not usually one for an a Xmas swim but currently sitting on a beach in Barbados so might break tradition this year!

Have a good one all.
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More daylight from tomorrow.
at 08:27 21 Dec 2021

Thank god for that, role on spring, winter in the UK is an awful time and even worse these days with all that is going on!
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This government are just too much
at 08:24 21 Dec 2021

Same with Barnard Castle, it is the ridiculous excuses and reasons they give which do it for me.

Just admit what we can all see, in SOME cases it could be excusable as lets be honest who would want to be a PM/head of state over the last 18 months but they just dig a whole for themselves with the deflection and denials.
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Anyone going away
at 16:43 20 Dec 2021

for Christmas and if so are you still going?

Due to fly out this week, got the PCR test tomorrow so hoping nothing changes and I can get away for a week or so.
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England doing their usual…
at 14:23 18 Dec 2021

Exactly this, Silverwood is up there with Moores in being so far out of his depth.

We should have got Kirsten, not just gone for a token Englishmen.

Root should just bat, we need a new captain and coach.

The team selection, resting of players and tactics are woeful.
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Anyone else considering not going Saturday?
at 12:56 13 Dec 2021

No, as of Friday last week now in a self imposed isolation as due to fly to some 30 degree sunshine next week and do not want to risk it.
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Covid level raised to 4 and Johnson to speak at 8pm
at 19:32 12 Dec 2021

I am supposed to be going to the Caribbean in less than 2 weeks, fingers crossed!!
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Ashes - Brisbane Day 4
at 09:34 11 Dec 2021

Agree completely, shocking decision at the toss and I said much the same, you cannot lose the match on day 1 if you bowl first, even if they are 300-2, you can get a load of wickets the next morning with the new ball. But you can lose a match if you bat first and get settled out for 147.

The selection really frustrates me, ever since last winter they are trying to be too clever by allocating "rest" periods to players before the series even starts. You should start with your best 11, then rest after that depending on form, workload and injuries.

I really don't rate Silverwood, we are massively going backwards under his tenure as a coach. There is a reason we don't do well with English coaches, they are just not up to it. Look at the last 20 years, our best periods have all been with Fletcher, Flower and Bayliss. No coincidence that when we had Moores and Silverwood we are hopeless.

Silverwood out.
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How much money did we waste on Peter Reid’s “consultancy”?
at 06:29 7 Dec 2021

He might fill the Dave Bowman "doing nothing for years" role and stay on with the new manager :)
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Pick your 11 for the Gabba
at 19:12 5 Dec 2021

He has done well but we got Stokes back to balance the side which means we play a spinner instead of OR.

No point saving Broad or Anderson, this is their last tour, so play your best 11 and then go from there with the rest and rotation.
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Pick your 11 for the Gabba
at 18:59 5 Dec 2021

It will be:

Burns
Hameed
Malan
Root
Stokes
Bairstow
Buttler
Broad
Wood
Anderson
Leach.

Pope unlucky there but not done enough to cement a play, a bit like Ian Bell in his first 5 years, lots of pretty 20's and 30's but not enough consistency and big scores. They will go with JB's experience at the start of a massive series.
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Any updates on Nolan or Norwood?
at 18:01 7 Nov 2021

Mutual termination for the pair hopefully.

Two League 2 players at best who were part of the worst Ipswich squad in living memory.
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