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It seem greatness is easier to come by these days

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2009/07/16 12:37:12 (permalink)

It seem greatness is easier to come by these days

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/cricket/article6715517.ece
 
Freddie Flintoff, one good series where he touched greatness fleetingly, has now called time on his career.
 
He will be missed, but he was no Botham was he?
 

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    Re:It seem greatness is easier to come by these days 2009/07/16 12:41:20 (permalink)
    IMO, true greatness is no easier to come by.

    However, with the way the media is developing, and the celebrity culture, people certainly do get more exposure, and greatness may be viewed through other things rather than results.

    True greatness has to stand the test of time and is measured by someone's legacy!

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    Re:It seem greatness is easier to come by these days 2009/07/16 12:42:38 (permalink)
    No,Botham would have drunk him under the table.
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    Re:It seem greatness is easier to come by these days 2009/07/16 12:44:01 (permalink)
    He is obviously very injury prone and I wonder if he has really looked after himself the way a professional athlete should then maybe he wouldnt be retiring.

    A good allrounder imo.

    post edited by DC77 - 2009/07/16 12:46:09
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    Re:It seem greatness is easier to come by these days 2009/07/16 12:52:22 (permalink)
    Good yes, but great?


    Nah.

    Botham
    Dev
    Khan
    Sobers
    Hadlee

    They were great all rounders.

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    Re:It seem greatness is easier to come by these days 2009/07/16 13:03:50 (permalink)
    It's very easy to be called great or a disgrace nowadays.


    "Why Climb a Mountain, when you can become one..."

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    Re:It seem greatness is easier to come by these days 2009/07/16 13:06:02 (permalink)
    mackenzie_uk

    It's very easy to be called great or a disgrace nowadays.


    Thats a disgraceful statement.........

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    Re:It seem greatness is easier to come by these days 2009/07/16 13:14:00 (permalink)
    He is a prize A grade ballbag anyway
    seem him rant and rave at some poor sod waiting on him cos the water wasnt cold enough,right bad attitude

    Everyone has been in shape,but not everyone is IN shape,its about where your going not where you have been.
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    Re:It seem greatness is easier to come by these days 2009/07/16 13:19:18 (permalink)
    Brucieflea

    He is a prize A grade ballbag anyway
    seem him rant and rave at some poor sod waiting on him cos the water wasnt cold enough,right bad attitude


    ooooo go on, I love stories like this.

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    Re:It seem greatness is easier to come by these days 2009/07/16 13:26:56 (permalink)
    Was kinda over the top, i dont watch the sport, but the way the News was going on about him would think he was the second coming or some crap.
    post edited by cu3ed - 2009/07/16 13:42:24
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    Re:It seem greatness is easier to come by these days 2009/07/16 13:38:40 (permalink)
    I was just doing promo work at Headingley in 2002 or maybe 2003 England V Indian
    In the hopsitaility after and the drinks were all stored up
    That pillock was in front of me ordered a water,it was big glass bottles of some over priced posh crap,not in a fridge but just all lined up

    He chewed chunks off this poor girl who tried to explain,that it wasnt her doing and she understood how he would be upset,he just went on and on at her,was with some bird who no doubt he was trying to impress

    Im not Cricket fan didnt even know who he was,till i asked someone later who the ginger kn0b head was

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    Re:It seem greatness is easier to come by these days 2009/07/16 13:39:16 (permalink)
    was deffo 2002 btw

    Everyone has been in shape,but not everyone is IN shape,its about where your going not where you have been.
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