http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/ ... ffan-jones
I sense Fred Trueman nodding.
"Due to the reductionist approach to cricket coaching, where coaches focus on isolated traits like technique, strength, power, tactics and conditioning, the preparation of fast bowlers isn't a synergistic process."
Having spent an hour in the company of Steffan's father at Taunton (introduced to me by the famous 'Tractor'), I have to be impressed by his son's erudition. I'm sure he's right about the coaching, too.
But, I think his father would easily have sneaked an F into synergistic, as well as between most of the other words:
The (bleep) preparation of (bleep) fast (bleep) bowlers isn't a (bleep) syner(bleep)gistic process.
A good man! And so (bleep) proud of his (bleep) son. [To picture it, you've got to hear a Welsh accent.]
My good friend Murf also had a conversation with Norman (bleep) Gifford at Worcester. Same (bleep) thing, apart from the (bleep) Welsh, of course.