A passing thought on Trescothick

Actually, this post is about the England’s team management and the sensitive way they handled Trescothick.
In the macho world of sports, a player who exhibits mental fragility more often than not is treated  dismissively and sarcastically.
In Trescothick’s case, the English team management could have taken a similar path, treated his ailment flippantly, simply asked him to stop being a sissy and continue playing.
Instead, they gave him the space to recover by keeping his ailment private. Sadly, he failed to overcome his neurosis.
The sensitivity with which the English team management handled Trescothick’s illness surely deserves an OBE.
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Blogger Straight Point said...

sorry OTT for not replying earlier...i usually don't surf from home...do the delay...

i followed instructions from this link


you will find lots of template guide over there and hopefully yours will be one of it...like mine was minima stretch...


06/09/2008, 11:21  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with your point man... Nice posting .. keep continuing...

06/09/2008, 12:07  
Blogger Ottayan said...


Thank you very much. Even though the instructions are specific I am unsure of doing it.

06/09/2008, 12:29  
Blogger Ottayan said...

Welcome to this community Jack. Glad you liked my point of view.

BTW, your post on the hanging bridge is excellent.


06/09/2008, 12:31  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, I was also struck by this. I'm sure if it were one of our cricketers (other than Tendulkar), we would have called him names and branded him. Definitely an example for the other boards to live by.

06/09/2008, 12:51  
Blogger Straight Point said...

i too was unsure in beginning so what i did was created another dummy blog and tried the instructions on that dummy...once i felt comfortable i did it on my main blog and deleted dummy one...

but in any case DONT FORGET TO TAKE BACKUP in your hard drive...hope this way you will be able to do it like i did...cheers!!

06/09/2008, 13:15  
Blogger Ravindran said...

Was it not the same Trecothick who remembered to tell us in detail abt mints .
Yes they treated him differently.

06/09/2008, 15:04  
Blogger Ottayan said...


Glad to see you agreeing with my point of view.

06/09/2008, 15:11  
Blogger Ottayan said...


Thanks for the back up tip. I guess I will have to spend the whole of tomorrow.:)

06/09/2008, 15:12  
Anonymous scorpicity said...

Exactly Otts... bingo... that idiot is a selfish imbecile... the board remarkably supported him well, kept the central contract going for more than a year and he chose to backstab them. One can see he isn't the kind of character one wants to associate with... a really sad excuse for a person.

06/09/2008, 16:15  
Blogger Ottayan said...


I am damned surprised to see you all agree with me.

I thought I would be taken to the cleaners.

06/09/2008, 16:49  

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