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Old 10th July 2017, 00:14   #382
Michelle Fivefer
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Originally Posted by luckyluke View Post
Oh I see.

My post was in response to a couple of posts criticising Root's tactics and I referred to his lack of captaincy experience and pointed to his strengths, and was not a criticism. When he first "burst on to the scene" as the tabloids would term it, he certainly was the media darling. The commentators were positively drooling, Atherton in particular, whose voice would go all gooey when he talked about him.

Even today, after gaining his first test match victory as England captain, when he was interviewed on TMS, Agnew was using that indulgent voice normally reserved for a favourite godson or nephew. They still think he is about 12.
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