with GUEST COLUMNIST SIR GEOFFREY BOYCOTT.
Stupid, stupid, absolutely stupid. Middleton – Stupid, Heinitz absolutely Stupid. Cornie –Stupid! Mckean – absolutely stupid. Nonsense it’s all nonsense. In my day it wouldn’t have been so stupid. Back to basics is what these lads need to learn. Moxy – stupid! Bilson! – Stupid! Why oh why oh why oh why! Is it all so stupid! Getting beaten three in a row – Stupid! Schoolboy errors – stupid schoolboy errors at that. Bat on ball body behind it. Sloss – stupid!
Needs a haircut. Linklater – Well what can you say -Very Stupid! Get to the pitch off the ball. Keep the head down. Don’t go making any rash strokes. The bowling – it’s stupid! It’s tired it’s lazy, just bloody lazy and a bit daft as well. You’ve got to be mentally ready to play. You’ve got to be right in the head – Middleton stupid-just stupid!
This thing goes right down to management and the captains, the captains – McKean, Dicks – stupid! Waugh – Very stupid! The New BP logo – stupid! The name Leith Franklin Beige absolutely stupid! No satellite in the clubhouse – stupid! Lager at £2.20 a pint – stupid! Hugo Fluendy – stupid! Buying a barbecue and then not having a barbecue – now that is stupid, what is the thinking behind that – oh no, no, no no, No, stupid, absolutely stupid etc etc and so on and so forth.