During Freddie’s last spell, not long after he fell over and got up like a 93-year-old corpse, he called Jimmy Anderson over from cover.

They chatted for about 20 seconds and then Anderson pointed to Strauss for Collingwood to come out of second slip.

I didn’t think much of it at the time, other than thinking Anderson was now well and truly a senior member of the side.

Then later on when Freddie was spelled, other seamers were on and Freddie wasn’t at second slip, Collingwood was.

If you had a gimpy physical basket case of an all rounder who always fields at second slip and had just fallen over almost tearing his ankle from his leg, why would you not have him at second slip?

Had Strauss not been at first slip, this would have meant nothing, but he was.

These are two pretty flimsy pieces of evidence, but I have a third far flimsier one.

In the press box there has been a few mumbled whispers that Flintoff has become a little larger than life in the change room.

Not sure how true these are, but all three pieces of flimsy evidence almost add up to one solid piece, if you squint your eyes and stand on one leg.

Right now Freddie is walking towards me like a man looking for a zimmer frame, yet he is fielding at long on…

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  1. Lou says:

    He was telling Anderson that if he takes a wicket and goes down on one knee claiming deification, that Jimmy has to run over and help him up as his knee will lock and he will be stuck there forever, striking that pose.

  2. Rudi's Less Evil Twin says:

    Yeah he’s turned into a massive tosser.

    Let me say it first, Australia will take momentum from today into the next match. Mo fucking mentum.

    We don’t need a fucking aura as long as we have mo fucking mentum.

    Why does Clarke deserve so much luck? Surely after scoring Lara he has none left. Must have dirt on the devil.

    And yeah without overcast shit weather da ball don’t swing. Which means swing bowlers are … vampires. Yep its true!

    Lovely to see Strauss lose his new found demeanour at the end there. Go back to your natural state of dispair fucker.

  3. Lou says:

    Notice how we only lost 3 wickets today? No crap decisions from Rudi makes quite a difference, doesn’t it?

    Well OK, it looks like Watson didn’t hit it, but that is only one. Not three.

  4. AndyS says:

    the only conspiracy is the ecb clearly telling strauss to be an idiot as 1-0 going into the last 2 tests will sell more 5th day tickets than 2-0

  5. Dave says:

    Took me a while to realise you weren’t talking about Brian Lara there, Rudi.

  6. Jamie64 says:

    Please tell me that Rudi is not going to be involved in any more of the tests. Fuck me, I doubt he could get a decision right if he was the third umpire.

  7. Dhananjay Mhatre says:

    That Lara thing had me confused as well, Rudi.

  8. 2nd Slip says:

    Gentlemen – Lara Bingle = Michael Clarke’s better half.

    Lara pics – Not safe for those with weak hearts