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Old 17th October 2017, 08:28   #761
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Carberry is a big gamble, he may not have been Nixons choice had he been involved at that time. Many players are now in the last chance saloon, Pettini and Horton are for sure in that category. It wouldn't surprise me to see some 'signed off' before the start of next season albeit no doubt at a cost.
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Old 17th October 2017, 10:02   #762
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Carberry is a big gamble, he may not have been Nixons choice had he been involved at that time. Many players are now in the last chance saloon, Pettini and Horton are for sure in that category. It wouldn't surprise me to see some 'signed off' before the start of next season albeit no doubt at a cost.
Nixon will need to be given time. It's a process to build a successful side from a very low starting point - the basic challenge being that there are 17 other clubs all also chasing success. So it is a first step to be competititive, but an altogether bigger one to start winning leagues and cups.
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Old 17th October 2017, 11:48   #763
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Leics don't have a bad squad. Obviously they need to strengthen in a few areas but their main problem is not so much a lack of talent as the fact that they have forgotten how to win and there is an almost total lack of self-belief. If Nixon can instill that quality while developing players in the usual way, he will have gone a long way towards making them a competitive side again.

He will need help from Carberry. Hopefully he's grown and matured as a character because in his younger days he gave the impression of being rather too wound up in himself to be a leader and had a bit of a chip on his shoulder which made him regard himself as an 'outsider'.

At 36 he has nothing to prove to himself or to anyone else about his quality as a player so hopefully that will enable him to concentrate on getting the best out of the rest of his team.

Good luck to Leics. They are also lucky in having Wasim Khan as a very go-ahead CEO.
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Old 19th October 2017, 18:18   #764
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The young players show great promise, Ali,Chappell,Parkinson,Hill,Griffiths have all enjoyed good games in various forms of cricket.Cosgrove,Raine Klein and Ackermann are also consistent performers. The let down in 2017 were the senior players. Horton,Pettini,Dexter,Eckersley and McKay were all below the standard required. The new overseas player is key - someone to take 50 Championship wickets perhaps ?
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Old 10th January 2018, 19:53   #765
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New signing Tom Taylor from Derbyshire - any comments, thoughts on the latest arrival ?
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Old 19th January 2018, 19:37   #766
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Muhammad Abbas and Sohail Khan to share lead overseas player role for 2018.
Hopefully both should do well in all forms of the game for LCCC
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Old 7th March 2018, 19:36   #767
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Mohammad Nabi becomes second overseas player for T20's. Overall set up,especially coaching has had a good overall. Let's hope Nico can achieve where others have failed
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Old 13th May 2018, 19:28   #768
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Finally a win for the Foxes despite another attempt to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
Onwards and upwards we hope rom here.
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Old 27th May 2018, 09:44   #769
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Horton replaced Carberry with immediate effect as captain - what's gone on there?
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Old 27th May 2018, 12:51   #770
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Horton replaced Carberry with immediate effect as captain - what's gone on there?
According to what passes for a Leicestershire forum - a thread on the football discussion site - there may have been some sort of bust-up, and whatever, he isn't playing today.

It seems that clubs doing badly are always a step away from imploding - remember Rikki Clarke quitting after just a few months at Derbyshire - but this seems to have happened very quickly indeed.
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Carberry certainly isn't coming back in any capacity and things are getting very messy. He's currently considering legal action.

This is an example of what can happen when a Chief Executive dishes out contracts, and in this case the captaincy as well, when there is no Head Coach in place.
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Carberry certainly isn't coming back in any capacity and things are getting very messy. He's currently considering legal action.

This is an example of what can happen when a Chief Executive dishes out contracts, and in this case the captaincy as well, when there is no Head Coach in place.
Yes, Runningfox called that correctly.

Who can blame Carbs, he must think he's been completely messed around.
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Old 8th June 2018, 14:43   #773
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Indeed, it's going to cost us a few more quid that we haven't got.

Our latest efforts to pay Pettini off have been a complete waste of time too, he's said he'll carry the kit bags if he has to.

My biggest concern is keeping hold of Ben Raine, who has offers on the table from Lancs and Essex.
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Old 9th June 2018, 12:21   #774
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The Carberry gamble has back fired spectacularly sadly. His batting form at the back end of 2017 barely merited a contract let alone the captaincy.
At least it gives Dearden a chance at the top of the order but I agree totally regarding having to settle contracts with money LCCC can ill afford.
Not surprising to hear other Counties courting Raine who apart from the injury he sustained last season has been consistently good in all areas of the game.
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The Carberry gamble has back fired spectacularly sadly. His batting form at the back end of 2017 barely merited a contract let alone the captaincy.
At least it gives Dearden a chance at the top of the order but I agree totally regarding having to settle contracts with money LCCC can ill afford.
Not surprising to hear other Counties courting Raine who apart from the injury he sustained last season has been consistently good in all areas of the game.
Lancs and Essex I read. Lancs should have kept Gavin Griffiths.
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Old 11th June 2018, 19:46   #776
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Back to back Championship wins for LCCC for the first time since 2010. Some good contributions from various players in both innings which will particularLy please Nicko
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Back to back Championship wins for LCCC for the first time since 2010. Some good contributions from various players in both innings which will particularLy please Nicko
Very good. Whatever issues still exist at the club, this marks an improvement.
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Old 12th June 2018, 09:58   #778
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Very good. Whatever issues still exist at the club, this marks an improvement.
I would welcome any insight you have as to what is actually going on at Leicestershire?
Carberry, Pettini, Ackerman, Cosgrove, Dexter, Horton - all good players but not the long term answer to the clubs development.
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I would welcome any insight you have as to what is actually going on at Leicestershire?
Carberry, Pettini, Ackerman, Cosgrove, Dexter, Horton - all good players but not the long term answer to the clubs development.
At the end of 2015 Leicestershire had become so uncompetitive that a clear decision was made to address this in the immediate term. Hence, Pettini, Dexter and Horton were all signed for the start of the 2016 campaign.

It's not the long-term answer but you can't develop being thrashed every week - that old chestnut.

Obviously things haven't gone smoothly since but it's difficult to drag a club up from the bottom, especially as the ground is much more fertile for disharmony in a losing side.
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At the end of 2015 Leicestershire had become so uncompetitive that a clear decision was made to address this in the immediate term. Hence, Pettini, Dexter and Horton were all signed for the start of the 2016 campaign.

It's not the long-term answer but you can't develop being thrashed every week - that old chestnut.

Obviously things haven't gone smoothly since but it's difficult to drag a club up from the bottom, especially as the ground is much more fertile for disharmony in a losing side.
All correct.

As for Colin Ackermann, we were after a top order batsman. We were in negotiations with Laurie Evans at the time that Ackers became available. Ackers' salary is a third of what Evans was asking for and he has a far superior average so it was a no brainer.
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