Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I Don't Believe It!

If his on-air conversation with David Gower is anything to go by, Michael Holding has morphed into Victor Meldrew - seemingly overnight.

In the space of five minutes we had Mikey moaning about the England bowlers practising on the edge of the square between innings - with the referee's permission apparently. Then a follow-up rant about England employing a substitute fielder whilst Andrew Flintoff was changing his boots.

In each case the targets of his ire were the umpires for not properly enforcing the laws of the game.

I don't remember Holding being quite so fastidious at Old Trafford in 1976 when the umpires were pretty lax in enforcing the 'intimidatory bowling' laws.

2 comments:

Tony said...

When it comes to polarising opinion, Mikey is a standout. Fans either love his commentary (mostly because they are shallow fatheads who love his cool accent), or they think he's an enormous know-nothing blowhard. I tend to the latter, but still give him a few brownie points for speaking his mind, no matter how scattergun his mind happens to be.

Mark said...

He now seems to be verging on self-parody, which is a shame.