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Re: It's all about culture
Posted by: adelaide
Date: 01/10/2019 15:28
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freddie tittlemouse
The Times review of the season today stated that Middlesex should show contrition for their sorry performance. Sounds as if contrition was pretty thinly spread.
As for cricketers unable to settle in London this is as pathetic as it gets. Millions of people have to commute and don't have the luxury of living in St John's Wood. Somebody tell Jo Denly that Kent isn't exactly the Hebrides. This reminds me of Emburey's excuses for not signing players that nobody could afford to live in London.

Freddie

It isn't something you can just throw a switch on and then everything is OK. Some people are really unhappy in London despite expecting to like it. Others find that they love it despite expecting to loathe it. They didn't know that before they moved there, nor did their employers. In the worst cases it can lead to depression or other forms of mental stress (I've seen it). Telling anyone, cricketer or otherwise, to just "pull themselves together" is not the answer. If that person is able to move elsewhere to pursue their living and be happier, that is what they should do.

Of course that should not be used as an excuse not to think about signing players from elsewhere, which was part of the vibe I got form the forum report but youm do have to be preared for some to go pear-shaped.


Adelaide

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