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Old January 26, 2005, 10:27 PM
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Default The great boycott has spoken ...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cric...nd/4208411.stm

On a recent BBC piece, some mention was finally made of Bangladesh's upcoming tour. Quotes Boycott ...

" ... The early summer back home will be vital. Our batters need to bat themselves into form for their counties and against Bangladesh, who are no more than a club side ... "

I wish our Tigers could go and make him eat his words, but unfortunately, we'll just have to suck it up because I don't see our batsmen doing too well in the early English summer (seam & swing).

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Old January 26, 2005, 10:38 PM
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He is just a ego maniac.
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Old January 26, 2005, 10:46 PM
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He is an Yorkshireman, right ? A northener- USA's equivalent of a Mississipian. What else can be expected of him but a slow slow slow 100 runs.
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Old January 26, 2005, 11:36 PM
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hmmm..... another person on the Bangladeshi Cricket Fan's "Hate List"
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Old January 26, 2005, 11:36 PM
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At least he didn't say that we will lose the tests within one day
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Old January 27, 2005, 12:00 AM
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Alright - the Great Boycott has spoken!

At last he took a notice of us - which is quite amazing.

The Zimbabwe team that managed to beat his country-men England - with Heath Streak and in Matsikenyeri's debut ODI match; even after that - Boycott has been saying that 'Zimbabwe have a ruuuuubbish batting'.

Kajei amader Boycott Miya ki bollo na bollo ta na shunle-o cholbe.

P.S. Its my reply after reading just the headline.
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Old January 27, 2005, 12:03 AM
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Frankly speaking, it'll be our first tour to England, so we'll just have to be patient with our players.
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Old January 27, 2005, 12:04 AM
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This is sledging Alright! These Englishmen take it as a 'Part of the game' to badmouth the opponent as a way to mentally 'Dominate' over the opposition always..

Just look at what he wrote about SouthAfrica in the same article! :

"If we had played anything like our best, I have no doubt we would have beaten South Africa 4-0 - that's how much faith I have in the true ability of this England side."

Poor Boycott!
... Life never goes the way that he is 'doubtless' for it to go!
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Old January 27, 2005, 12:43 AM
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So we got our "Mark"!!
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Old January 27, 2005, 12:58 AM
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Boycott speaks his mind without trying to be goody-goody. He does it with every team. I can see that many people in this forum will 'hate' Boycott. Personally I like Boycott's blunt comments about India as do most Indians including the Indian team.
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Old January 27, 2005, 01:11 AM
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"Boycott speaks his mind without trying to be goody-goody."

right... u got it spot on! it's all about 'His Mind'...
don't really care if even ALL THE INDIANS like boycot's comments... but as long as he is 'Stuck in his own damn mind'... he gets no respect from my side!

By the way... Englishmen r pretty well-known Aussi-haters.. so I wont be surprised if boycott had said some 'High Words of Praise' to the Indian teams, being (India) a prime rival vs. the Australlians. No matter wht the case with Indians... boycott has never been positive abut Bangladesh cricket so far.
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Old January 27, 2005, 02:07 AM
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Boycott kharap ki koilo? amgo kii amon batting lineup ja hagora ball korta Hoggard, Flintoff, Giles, Harmison ra dorra kapa-kapi kkorbo? aar ki ba amon bowling power ja Trescothick, , Strauss, Vaughan, Rudolph, Thorpe, Flintoff, Jones kharaya kharaya pow fak koira mutbo??? eak tuta-fata Zimbabwe ar loga eakta test match jiitai kau kau kuda-kudi suru korcha "Bangladesh: Worldcup Champ, 2007." awameeligue naki tigergora gold medel dibo. bhai kichu mona loyan na, amra amon kono team na ja amgo ra kau kichu koila "kata ghaw a nun ar chita lagbo." tai tiger go jotodin dath na hoi totodin ja ja koi hojom koira lon.
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Old January 27, 2005, 02:14 AM
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Boycott will see the 8th wonder of the world in JUNE 2005.
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Old January 27, 2005, 02:24 AM
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Boycott kharap ki koilo? amgo kii amon batting lineup ja hagora ball korta Hoggard, Flintoff, Giles, Harmison ra dorra kapa-kapi kkorbo? aar ki ba amon bowling power ja Trescothick, , Strauss, Vaughan, Rudolph, Thorpe, Flintoff, Jones kharaya kharaya pow fak koira mutbo??? eak tuta-fata Zimbabwe ar loga eakta test match jiitai kau kau kuda-kudi suru korcha "Bangladesh: Worldcup Champ, 2007." awameeligue naki tigergora gold medel dibo. bhai kichu mona loyan na, amra amon kono team na ja amgo ra kau kichu koila "kata ghaw a nun ar chita lagbo." tai tiger go jotodin dath na hoi totodin ja ja koi hojom koira lon.
lol dude u r right.



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Old January 27, 2005, 02:28 AM
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When they badmouth you, that means they think you can do damage. This is a way to prepare your own team. So boys we are making progress.
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Old January 27, 2005, 03:53 AM
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Default The forthcoming England Tour

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article...458168,00.html

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Boycott is right. Let's be realistic. The forthcoming England tour will, in my opinion, do much more harm than good for Bangladesh cricket. The team will be abased and not just by England. There is also Australia (what on earth are we thinking?) and the county sides. The media will heap derision at worst and pity at best. By the end of the tour confidence would be gone, possibly several players would be injured by rising deliveries and the old refrains about test cricket being undermined by this tamasha will rear their head. Who benefits? Whatmore is a human being and not a saint. Who can blame him if he chooses to leave in the service of more competent sides after the sure debacle?

Let's face the facts, our tigers had to fight tooth and nail on their own soil to win a test series against a joke Zimbabawe side that hadn't played test cricket for about six months and are now struggling to win a one day series against the same.

Nonetheless, wins are wins I suppose. What I don't understand is why all the positives from the current series are being squandered by embarking on this folly.
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Old January 27, 2005, 04:43 AM
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Boycott is right. Let's be realistic. The forthcoming England tour will, in my opinion, do much more harm than good for Bangladesh cricket. The team will be abased and not just by England. There is also Australia (what on earth are we thinking?) and the county sides. The media will heap derision at worst and pity at best. By the end of the tour confidence would be gone, possibly several players would be injured by rising deliveries and the old refrains about test cricket being undermined by this tamasha will rear their head...
hmm... some words full of very very low self-esteem!
these r the kinds of self-belief that ppl like boycott feed upon with their sledgings.. unfortunately!

Frankly speaking... the more u will read into these types of writings (as Timesonline).. u will start having doubts whether you(if u r Bangladeshi) r actually part of the 'human species' or not!

The only thing Boycott said in this article is that "BD is no better than a clubside" good to know your view though.. and welcome to the board.

Edited on, January 27, 2005, 9:54 AM GMT, by crickethorizon.
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Old January 27, 2005, 04:52 AM
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Thats true we play often like a club team,sometimes even worse.Geoff Boycott has his own style of critisizing other teams but it was very harsh from him.The forthcoming tour to England will be the toughest we ever been.Boycott has been always negative towards the sub-continent teams.This Yorkshire man is not popular amongst his own fellow countryman. So forget his rubbish comments and hope and pray that Tigers will show some fight.
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Old January 27, 2005, 05:00 AM
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We're so predictable with our handling of criticism, aren't we? We scour the net/ tv for negative comments against BD cricket, post it on our own secure little website, heap ridicule against the detractor for saying what he's said, along with a healthy sprinkling of ad hominum insults which don't really address the point, pass on self-congratulatory comments about how we've dealt with the problem, and then look for another comment. And thus the cycle continues (a very good analogy can be found with the now infamous NY Times article on Bangla Bhai and how people back home have dealt with, but that's another story).

Gentlemen, relax. As cricketing neophytes, we'll be subjected to a lot of criticisms, a lot of which will be bs. Leave the bs to the bs-ers and once in a while when we do get articulate, cogent criticisms thrown at us, let us reply back with the best possible answer: good performance on the field.

What does it say about our self esteem if we have the urge to hity back at every single criticism levelled at us?
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Old January 27, 2005, 05:06 AM
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The thing about Boycott is that he is refreshingly honest. And he doesn't spare anyone. I don't see the need for sugar coating remarks. I think the whole country could do with a bit less mis-placed optimism .... not just in cricket. But I digress.
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Old January 27, 2005, 05:44 AM
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Boycott will see the 8th wonder of the world in JUNE 2005.
9th in 2007 world cup.
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Old January 27, 2005, 06:00 AM
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well said sameercreep..
like we always jump on crickinfo and the media alike... these comments r also same ranked..

Its essential to save our stamina and focuss it on more productive issues of self-developement.

No doubt the coming England tour will be a valuable learning for the whole team... and surely it will judge how far we have come in the last 5 years after attaining Test-Status. Realistically enough... no one expects the BD team to produce miracles on this tour.. but the way BD team is reforming itself (even though out current opponent is the weakest possible) I do hope to see some good fightbacks by the BD-minnows in the coming england tour!

Honestly speaking.. I am egerly waiting for this series coming next... no matter how hard this tour may be..

There is no such thing as being exposed to the highest possible toughness... infact that is the only way to know what we are capable of doing if put in the topmost level of the experiment! I'm sure it will not only show the hidden dark sides of our squad...it will surely bring out some highly bright sides as well!

The story of our current good memories did start from the Australia tour more than 2 years back. The only reason for that was the successes we had were against the Real Top Opponents ever possible in the business!!

This England tour holds extrememly high value... in terms of learning.. lets keep a good eye on it..
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Old January 27, 2005, 06:14 AM
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Boycott will see the 8th wonder of the world in JUNE 2005.
What kind of 8th wonder?? Breaking NZ's record of lowest score in a innings (26)?
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Old January 27, 2005, 06:17 AM
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Boycott will see the 8th wonder of the world in JUNE 2005.
What kind of 8th wonder?? Breaking NZ's record of lowest score in a innings (26)?
Where is SS?
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Old January 27, 2005, 06:48 AM
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doorbin vi, apnar mukhe ful-chondon poruk !!!
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