Is it just us, or does anyone else wish that the Black Caps' season would hurry up and end? They once again disappointed last night, and with just one game remaining before the World Cup, confidence is at an all-time low for both the team and its loyal supporters. About the only consolation we can take from this series is that Australia lost three straight ODI's to the Black Caps immediately before the 2007 World Cup, and then went on to win it. Yes; we're cricket tragics, so we'll ang on to the slimmest ray of hope!!
And is anyone else starting to get a bit miffed with Daniel Vettori's snide remarks on his demotion from the role of selector? We've long admired Vettori, but over the last few weeks we've seen a different side to him; that of a petulant bad loser. We're starting to wonder whether it is in fact Vettori who is the destabilisng influence within the Black Caps. His latest comment, along the lines that he didn't know if he would be in the team because he's not a selector any more was discomforting. His reign as captain will end in a few weeks, when New Zealand is eliminated from the World Cup. We're starting to wonder whether that might be the beginning of the end of his careeras well. Regular commenter Tinman will doubtless have an opinion on this subject!
And as the international cricket season draws to a close, the rugby season beckons; it's only two weeks until the Super 15 kicks off, followed a few weeks later by the NRL. We can understand the early start this season due to the expanded competition and the impending World Cup but seriously, it is WAY to early to be playing rugby. Let's just hope that no-one crucial to the All Blacks' chances of success is injured whilst playing on the rock-hard summer fields.
That's it from us today; feel free to talk about anything sporting that you wish; the floor is yours ...