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Blunder-ful Boycott! 'THE WAY I SEE IT...'.

Byline: Russell Youll

MY favourite joke about Yorkshiremen goes like this: "I say what I like, and I like what I bloody well say!" That old rib-tickler could have been written with one Geoffrey Boycott Esq in mind. He shoots brusque bullets from his thin Northern lips and his cricket punditry is as obdurate as his batting. And I love him for it. A bastion of good old-fashioned Barnsley bluntness in a world of bland banality.

But even I knew England''s cricketers were going to throw away a seemingly certain win against Pakistan at the weekend when Geoffrey blurted: "There is no doubt in my mind England will. I'll put my house on it... all three of 'em if you want!" The result? England were skittled out for 72 runs, losing the match and series.

So will our Geoffrey learn his lesson and play a straight bat to future questions? I really, sincerely hope not.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Geographic Code:4EUUE
Date:Feb 2, 2012
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