|Ford Madox Ford's etching of Ehud |
slipping Egon the arm ball
'And Ehud came unto him; and he was sitting in a summer parlour, which he had for himself alone. And Ehud said, I have a message from God unto thee. And he arose out of his seat.An everyday story of political assassination, for Ehud was an Israelite and his victim, Egon, was King of the Moabs who at that time had Israel under dominion. These days this would be an act of terrorism, but that too is another story.
'And Ehud put forth his left hand, and took the dagger from his right thigh, and thrust it into his belly:
'And the haft also went in after the blade; and the fat closed upon the blade, so that he could not draw the dagger out of his belly; and the dirt came out.'
The point here (as if you could ever think that FB had no point to make) is that Ehud was a left armer. The text at an earlier passage explicitly identifies him as such (he declares his action to the umpire as it were) and the passage above confirms it. He is the left handed assassin.
|KP assassinated Herath|
What is Graham Gooch - England's specialist batting coach doing with him. FB has a rather simple minded view that Pietersen's exaggerated move to the offside to give him the opportunity to hit to leg isn't the best idea against this type of bowling. Quite apart from anything his head gets in totally the wrong place. Is this enough to get FB a coaching position with England? Can it be that simple?
|Gooch - |
time to sort the Moabs out
If he is the cure may have to involve more than just playing with the spin to the off side. It looks like it could be beyond FB's coaching skill. Over to Goochy.
PS By the way Goochy, Strauss OBE is next in the queue - looks like he's a Moab too.