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I would support the management team that has seen us finish 2nd, 1st, 1st and 3rd in successive seasons.What exactly is a "blinkered approach to developing players"? If you're referring to not signing players in the manner of a football club, and not appointing a "superstar" coach, how many times does it need pointing out to you that the club is SKINT?
Don't think you can say much fairer than that!I would support the management team that has seen us finish 2nd, 1st, 1st and 3rd in successive seasons.
The "blinkered approach" that has seen Root develop from Yorkshire Academy Junior to England captain, that has seen Lyth, Bairstow, Ballance and Rashid all take the route from Academy to International team, that has produced an XI which not only wins but which plays with joy, and communicates that enjoyment to those who have the privilege of watching them...yes, I find myself able to support the management that has done that.
There is no guarantee that Gale will do well, but he was identified early in his career as one with leadership qualities, and the (then) brave decision to make him captain was rewarded on the field. As with every other head-coach/manager in the world, in all sports, anything might happen in 2017, but surely he has earned the chance.
Likewise, there is no guarantee that Handscomb will make runs. He's a Test player, so he probably will - but Blewitt didn't, nor did Yuvraj Singh. If runs were guaranteed, the game wouldn't be worth playing.
I suppose Root might get the odd game for us, early season, and if so I would expect Handscomb to bat 5. Otherwise, I imagine he will be at 3. I do not expect him to keep wicket, at least not in the Championship.
For all the doubts, concerning the availability of 7 potential England players, concerning the ageing pace attack, and indeed the new management structure, I can hardly wait for the action to start on April 7th.
47 days, or only 42 until the Leeds Bradford Uni game. 6 weeks!
Unless if there is a large expense waiting to be announced in the forthcoming AGM, I thought the clubs balance sheet is looking healthy? Especially when ticket sales for the Sri Lanka test was on a par with South Africa 2012 and domestic attendances are on the up.Don't think you can say much fairer than that!