"How shit you must be if I got you out twice!"
-Paul Harris to Andrew Symonds, Perth 2008

Sunday, November 29, 2009

All Talk

In his post-match interview, Graeme Smith has been feeding the media the same old garbage. This garbage has been provided to him by CSA and is his standard answer after every god damn loss. Which, has been a little too often lately.

"From our perspective, we've got a lot of young guys in key decision making areas, and they need to learn quickly and grow with the responsibility that's been put on their shoulders, to move the team forward."
Smith said there was real quality within the South African squad, and they were working towards the future.

The words of interest are 'learn quickly', 'move forward' and not to forget the over used one: 'future'.

So this learning quickly bit, what kind of a pace are we talking about Graeme? The pace with which you used to chase balls when you were a fat-ass only a few months ago? 'Cause I've got news for you. That won't work. And as for learning ANYTHING at all, if this lot don't know how to keep up consistent performances AFTER the 'Golden Eighteen Months', then why are they even in the fucking team?

Other than McLaren and Peterson, ALL OF THEM, were a part of that South African Campaign. And correct me if I am wrong, but CONSISTENCY had a big part to play in those wins. But apparently, even after remaining consistent for a whole season, the Saffers have not learned the trick to it.And the mindset, conditions, opposition tactics are changing so drastically from venue to venue in a span of two days...that all their knowledge and training have become ineffective.

Then we move on to the future talk. We have been hearing about this future for god knows how long. It's been said so many times by Biff in the past few months that I had to look up the definition to make sure I have not been deceived all these years.

The Oxford Dictionary defines the future as 'time that is still to come'. Of course the Oxford Dictionary is English so one might argue that there is some deliberate sabotage going on there. But I fear it is the correct definition. What I don't understand is, what is this future that they keep on referring to and why isn't it here yet? Are we talking about a time when machines have taken over humans? Oh shit! It has happened already. It's called having a Blackberry. Then WHERE IS THIS FUTURE THAT GRAEME AND HIS BOSSES KEEP ON TALKING ABOUT?

(I know the Blackberry reference is random, but I am just really annoyed with my laptop right now)

I'm tired of excuses. Say it like it is Graeme. Tell them you lot are not fulfilling your potentials. Not 'learning' and 'building towards the future', just plain, fucking FAILING to execute your talents.

Then expect another rant from me on why your failure is just a state of mind that you idiots need to get over and not use as an excuse.

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