Friday, 2 January 2009
Mutiny On The Bounty
Just when you think that 2009 will be the year that will bring happiness and joy all around, you get a nasty smack in the face.
Because England are facing a mutiny.
KP has apparently been threatening to quit the captaincy over Michael Vaughan being failed to be selected and it all stems from Peter Moores.
This is, surprisingly, bad news.
Michael Vaughan should only be picked for the England tour of the West Indies if he had been scoring runs (which, after all, is his only point in being).
If Moores and the selectors were genuinely keen on his comeback they should have popped him in to the Lions team.
But they have not.
And he certainly can't waltz his way straight back into the England side without any match practice (particularly hard during the winter, obviously).
England need to calm down. They face a year filled with challenges, battles and important games. Focus on what is in hand.
But if that means giving Moores the old heave ho, then do it quickly and quietly and have someone in mind to take over.
A coup is only successful if someone better takes their place.