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Ed Pollock
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A good article here on Ed

https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/...how-far-go

Surely it is better to invest in our own young, talented players than spedn money on mercaneries, who often fail to deliver.

If we get any cricket this season, I'd be happy to have a total ban on overseas players.
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TGM I have always held the view that the only criteria to use in signing an overseas players should bw a) will he put bums on seats and b) will he improve the performance of the team. To me a) is more important than b)
LE - aka John
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(23-05-2020, 07:55 AM)The Good Mugabe Wrote: A good article here on Ed

https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/...how-far-go

Surely it is better to invest in our own young, talented players than spen money on mercanries, who often fail to deliver.

If we get any cricket this season, I'd be happy to have a total ban on overseas players.

Thankfully you have no say in such matters. After bigging up Coleman, Lewis, Umeed and Webb( non of whom are playing first class cricket) your judgement on players is somewhat questionable
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Totally agree that we need to invest in the lad, he’s a relatively inexpensive acquisition and makes a difference to the way we play. As the article identifies though, difficult to get himself into form if he’s out of it as a result of the fact he has to go out and swing no matter what. Hopefully he can, as Farbs says, think his way out of it.

What I disagree with is academy versus ‘mercenaries’ or overseas players. I can very rarely think of overseas players for Warks who haven’t worked their socks off and added masses to the club. Patel, Pollock, Lara and Donald have formed a solid thread of the ‘right stuff’ all through the time I’ve followed them. Similarly, any domestic acquisitions we’ve made have always provided modest returns and I would guess cost us little. Our problem is reliance on academy products who could never step up.

(23-05-2020, 07:55 AM)The Good Mugabe Wrote: A good article here on Ed

https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/...how-far-go

Surely it is better to invest in our own young, talented players than spedn money on mercaneries, who often fail to deliver.

If we get any cricket this season, I'd be happy to have a total ban on overseas players.
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