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clevermike

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Problems of Graeme Smith
June 13, 2012, 03:34:46

I sometimes wonder whether this guy is still tops in cricket - he is basically often LBW.   However, according to his wife and her tweeting - as reported in timeslive - Smith has another problem that could also apply to cricket - something like penis before wicket.   I tried to paste the article here - but it did not work out.

Seriously now - I really think that Grame is getting to be a problem in the team.   he has bowed out as captain of the ODI and 20-20 sides.   Should he not be replaced completely in those sides?


Beeno1

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RE: Problems of Graeme Smith
June 13, 2012, 11:58:12

Mike what do his averages say. I would not leave him out of the one day side. For who in any case.


Ek

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RE: Problems of Graeme Smith
June 19, 2012, 10:11:11

 Mike, Most men won't reckon that the tweeting problem is a problem ......


Chippo

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RE: Problems of Graeme Smith
June 19, 2012, 11:17:29

Totally disagree!

Spoken like a man that reads too many newspapers!


Ek

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RE: Problems of Graeme Smith
June 19, 2012, 11:44:22

 Well I was just referring to the tweet itself. I won't mind if my wife finds me that apealing.... therefore, not a problem.


bluebok

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RE: Problems of Graeme Smith
June 19, 2012, 16:35:47

The problem with Graeme Smith is the size of his head, messes with his balance. I have never liked the guy and even at times wanted the Proteas to fail just so that they could get rid of him. Don't know why, but the oke just gets under my skin.


Ek

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RE: Problems of Graeme Smith
June 20, 2012, 07:41:35

Bluebok, He knows he is on the block. The other ting with him, he was made captain at a very young age and used that younthfull arrogance to his advantage, now that he is older people don't see it as a plus anymore. He just needs to grow out of it that is all.


flashdakota

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RE: Problems of Graeme Smith
June 21, 2012, 17:55:18

Form is temporary, class is permanent..

There is absolutly nothing wrong with Smith.

His arrogance got us across the line on many occasions, heralding him as an Aussie type of South African.

We are the most forgetful nation on the planet.

HE can be a hero today, but we'll forget about him tomorrow.

Just look at his record, it speaks louder than our media does...


DbDraad

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RE: Problems of Graeme Smith
June 23, 2012, 08:22:23

Agreed Flash. GS is a true great and is still legend in the making. Hope he is able to grind out a couple more years. We will not likely see his equel at open bat for quite a while still, how people does not like him is beyond me, man those double tons against the Poms in England were legendary!


bluebok

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RE: Problems of Graeme Smith
June 25, 2012, 13:00:55

Those double tons are ancient history, back then even I could look past his arrogance. Compare him to Smit and then you can see why so many people don't like him. Look, I don't dispute that he is a fantastic batsman, but he always seemed to slump when it really mattered. I think he should never have been captain. Had that been the case he would not have been so arrogant, and he could have focussed purely on his batting. There were so many times that i remember comentators and other people in the know, questioning decisions he made as a captain. People forget that the captain is also an ambassador for the country, and I cringe to think of what other nationalities think of the average South African if he is the face of the country. Also, his epic fail after the last ODI world cup where he (And his team) folded, again, and he bravely ran away to Ireland, instead of coming home to face the country. Look, I am probably being unreasonable about him, but I can guarantee you, I don't stand alone.


clevermike

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RE: Problems of Graeme Smith
June 26, 2012, 13:36:09

I started this thread off as a joke - but it seems some people took it seriously.   I was one of the first people to punt Smith as captain - maybe that happened to early.   He started off brilliantly - but like in cases of other players the opposition studied his technique and developed antidotes exploiting his shortcomings. Over the last two years Smith's success rate in batting was something like 1 good innings in every 7 played by him.   He often goes out early being either LBW or caught behind and the opposition block off the areas where in the past he used to score big runs - that maybe being the main reason for his poor recent batting.   He was particularly poor in the WC in India and to my mind they should really start thinking of different options.     


Ek

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RE: Problems of Graeme Smith
June 26, 2012, 14:09:02

 Hey Mike seems there are very few people that actually knew about the tweet thing between him and his new wifey. Seems the thread got lost in translation somewhere.


Chippo

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RE: Problems of Graeme Smith
June 27, 2012, 14:14:35

What a cock!


Ek

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RE: Problems of Graeme Smith
June 27, 2012, 15:38:08

 oh and that about zips it up.


Barcelona Boy

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RE: Problems of Graeme Smith
July 18, 2012, 21:15:58

Smith is the best captain we have ever had. Thank fuck we got rid of the traitor Cronje


Barcelona Boy

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RE: Problems of Graeme Smith
July 18, 2012, 22:38:40

And btw bLUEBOK you know fuck all about rugby and less about cricket


Ek

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RE: Problems of Graeme Smith
July 19, 2012, 08:14:34

 oh and someone should maybe not be that stiff :)


Beeno1

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RE: Problems of Graeme Smith
July 19, 2012, 10:20:00

Guys so you know this dope Barcelona Boy is a little girlie boy from ss board. He is a dumb foul mouthed cretin although not the worst there. 

He couldnt get his CA and now is eaten up with jealosuy because I did! Bwahahahahahaha dont take him seriously  for a moment.


Super Supporter

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RE: Problems of Graeme Smith
July 20, 2012, 10:00:03

Flash / Db / Barca

You three seem to be the only ones that understand just how important Smith has been to SA over the years.

Blue, just like he gets under your skin, so he does against the opposition

As said before, he has dragged us over the finish line many times.

To open, under all conditions with the new ball swinging like mad, and still have this man's record, please people, you cannot see the wood for the trees


Beeno1

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RE: Problems of Graeme Smith
July 20, 2012, 12:33:06

snippet I am also one who sees the value in Smith. If anyone doesnt they must name a better opening bat we can use. In any case he is a better bat than Alviro surely.

An average a fraction under 50 makes him one of our best ever. Anyone know of a SA opening bat with a better record?

Hands of Smithy!

 

 


Ek

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RE: Problems of Graeme Smith
July 20, 2012, 12:38:29

 No need to vent against the detractors here Sniper. This post was originally started as a joke in reference to Greames Problems as revealed by his wife on twitter. This had nothing to do with him as a player. Some people it seems however didn't keep up with the Joke.


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