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The Swan and Cemetery

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  1. Buttler’s test record doesn’t indicate he’s likely to turn into a test player, plus an out and out batsman at 7 is a luxury we can’t afford. Might swap Root and Denly, as think Root prefers a bit more of the shine off and better to sacrifice a lesser player. Roy isn’t an opening batsman in first class cricket so can’t see him hanging on, but might be feasible at 5 (which would mean persisting with Bairstow as WK and think you’re right re him batting and Foakes keeping; and arguably Pope above Roy in pecking order anyway). 7 down is quite a long tail, but probably more stickability than a lot o
  2. That’s very much the opposite of the point I was making. Hoped my full post made that clear, but maybe it didn’t. I’ll seek further instruction from my manager.
  3. The manager will be working to instructions of those above him/her, so does that absolve Johnson from blame, as Ashton hasn’t correctly inspired/directed him, who in turn hasn’t been appropriately directed by Lansdown? Seems perfectly reasonable (and would happen in any workplace I’ve been in) to lay accountability at all those who’ve contributed to something going wrong, in last night’s case both manager and players. To remove all accountability from the players seems to suggest the ‘workers’ have no ability to make choices re their own effort/performance etc. Set up/tactics, Johnson nee
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