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Ashley Giles
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The world's press descended on Edgbaston yesterday for Ashley Giles's first day in the new job.  Watch out for lots of articles.  Here's mine:
http://deepextracover.com/2017/01/giles-...s-new-job/
I like the story about his daughter finding out that daddy was coming home.
Interesting comments too about the under-performance of the development programme - all those budding swans that turned out to be ugly ducklings.
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(10-01-2017, 10:36 AM)Terry Wrote: The world's press descended on Edgbaston yesterday for Ashley Giles's first day in the new job.  Watch out for lots of articles.  Here's mine:
http://deepextracover.com/2017/01/giles-...s-new-job/
I like the story about his daughter finding out that daddy was coming home.
Interesting comments too about the under-performance of the development programme - all those budding swans that turned out to be ugly ducklings.

Interesting and comes across as thouroughly decent.
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(10-01-2017, 10:36 AM)Terry Wrote: The world's press descended on Edgbaston yesterday for Ashley Giles's first day in the new job.  Watch out for lots of articles.  Here's mine:
http://deepextracover.com/2017/01/giles-...s-new-job/
I like the story about his daughter finding out that daddy was coming home.
Interesting comments too about the under-performance of the development programme - all those budding swans that turned out to be ugly ducklings.

Wonderful article Terry - so much better (and more informative) than all the other media reports (including Brian Halford's).  I particularly like the bits about how the Club Development programme has largely failed to deliver over recent years - bringing far fewer good players forward than other Counties.  I also liked Ash's comments about how he will be prepared to recruit players from Domestic Clubs and Minor (and presumably, First Class) Counties, if they are needed (and they are in the Batting Department !) - and even Kolpaks (which I seem to remember, Ash was never in favour of, before ?)
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Yes, the interview raises optimism for the future. What the chances of trophies being raised this year? I am that optimistic I can see the future seeing the Bears once again winning 3 trophies in a season.
LE - aka John
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(11-01-2017, 12:01 PM)Bald Reynard Wrote:
(10-01-2017, 10:36 AM)Terry Wrote: The world's press descended on Edgbaston yesterday for Ashley Giles's first day in the new job.  Watch out for lots of articles.  Here's mine:
http://deepextracover.com/2017/01/giles-...s-new-job/
I like the story about his daughter finding out that daddy was coming home.
Interesting comments too about the under-performance of the development programme - all those budding swans that turned out to be ugly ducklings.

Wonderful article Terry - so much better (and more informative) than all the other media reports (including Brian Halford's).  I particularly like the bits about how the Club Development programme has largely failed to deliver over recent years - bringing far fewer good players forward than other Counties.  I also liked Ash's comments about how he will be prepared to recruit players from Domestic Clubs and Minor (and presumably, First Class) Counties, if they are needed (and they are in the Batting Department !) - and even Kolpaks (which I seem to remember, Ash was never in favour of, before ?)

Thanks for the kind comments.  I think the newspaper journalists are often constrained by editors dictating word count whereas, within reason, Deep Extra Cover allow me a free hand, for which I am grateful.
Ashley, Jim Troughton and Neil Snowball all came over as very open and friendly, which couldn't necessarily be said of all of their predecessors (though it was true of Dougie).
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Ashley has tweeted:
"Just so we are clear, this King of Spain has no intention of invading Gibraltar...."
Not even if they had a decent opening bat worth signing?
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I don't know about the standard of cricket in Gibralter, but they do have a very successful team in the small nations section of FIBA basketball competitions and have produced some very good players.
While Robert may be bad, Robert is not all Mugabe's.
There are GOOD Mugabe's
It is Warwickshire County Cricket Club!
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#8
And I believe they are at least as good as San Marino when it comes to football.
LE - aka John
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#9
Better than Scotland then :-)
While Robert may be bad, Robert is not all Mugabe's.
There are GOOD Mugabe's
It is Warwickshire County Cricket Club!
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#10
Only problem with playing cricket in Gibraltar - hit a six and it's in the sea which means the batsman is out!!
LE - aka John
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#11
Ashley looks ahead:
https://www.thecricketpaper.com/featured...ley-giles/
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#12
Looks like he's committed to Warwickshire:

https://es.pn/2pVIqRJ
Proud to be a Bear
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