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Some horror involving Alec Stewart

Bowled on 28th April, 2011 at 09:55 by
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Alec Stewart horrifies

Explanation:

“Discretionary wealth managers JM Finn & Co have appointed legendary former England wicket keeper Alec Stewart as their brand ambassador.”

And another tiny piece of all of us dies.

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    Suave   //   April 28th, 2011 at 10:03

    At least he now has somewhere to invest his “allegedly” ill-gotten gains, the cheating fuck.

    • King Cricket   //   April 28th, 2011 at 10:10

      You take that back, Suave.

      Mat-fitting is a noble profession.

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    Suave   //   April 28th, 2011 at 10:14

    So you instigated it! This is why I started a Republique in the first place. I may have to get the aging ginger all-rounders back in full fighting mode!

    • King Cricket   //   April 28th, 2011 at 10:54

      To clarify, we’re only in favour of actual, literal mat fitting. You can call Glen, Colly and Polly off.

    • Suave   //   April 28th, 2011 at 11:07

      OK.. They are in training, what with this wedding tomorrow, so beware…

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    Rocket Hat   //   April 28th, 2011 at 10:22

    Is he mental??? Why is he playing the forward defensive to a bouncer?

    • Price   //   April 28th, 2011 at 10:37

      I admire how he is facing such hostile bouncers with no pads and no helmet.

      Viv Richards would be very happy

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    sam   //   April 28th, 2011 at 10:51

    he just hasn’t seen it.

    his eyes have gone.

    get rid of him.

    get some youngsters in.

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    King Cricket   //   April 28th, 2011 at 10:57

    Middle-aged man half-arsedly plays cricket for money. You could make some sort of league based on that concept.

    • chowkster   //   April 28th, 2011 at 11:02

      It won’t be any league though, It will be a “Premier” league.

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    Joe   //   April 28th, 2011 at 11:22

    This lot can’t even put a set of stumps in properly – how could you trust them with your money with that lack of attention to detail?

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    bradders   //   April 28th, 2011 at 11:36

    lovely seam position though. Clearly lifted and left him. Keeper looks handy.

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    mark cripps   //   April 28th, 2011 at 12:11

    A mate of mine in the Building trade who know NOTHING about creeket nor has any interest, was invited to a day of LVCC cricket at The Fosters Fizzy Lager Beer in a glass or out of a can Oval.

    There were many men from the City in his box (Mark Nicholas look-alikes, I imagine – where did he get the idea that merging the end of one sentence into the start of the next one without any pause was a good idea?).

    He said they got so drunk that they didn’t watch any of the cricket.

    So what’s wrong with that?

    PS Will Alec now be brifed on such phrases as Return on Investment or Price to Earnings Ratio, perhaps? Another great Alec would be turning in his grave. (And so would his brother)

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    mark cripps   //   April 28th, 2011 at 12:16

    PPS I look forward to Alec demonstrating his knowledge about the Brand’s core values and how these get integrated through their communications while maximising website synergy with all their above the line advertising, below the line promotional and not forgetting all their direct sales-force lead activities and public relations drip feed as well as special event big impact tactical initiatives.

    • King Cricket   //   April 28th, 2011 at 12:34

      You’re starting to sound suspiciously like Matthew Hayden.

    • Jayne   //   April 28th, 2011 at 15:33

      Or Ron Dennis.

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    Tim   //   April 28th, 2011 at 12:23

    Pitch looks a bit green.

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    mark cripps   //   April 28th, 2011 at 13:05

    Matthew Hayden. What few know is that he has long been the guru of marketing amongst ex cricketers.

    David Ogilvie once confessed that Matty knew more than he did about TV advertising and it’s powere to build brand image.

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    Ceci   //   April 28th, 2011 at 13:54

    Discretionary wealth managers? Presume they’re paying him in discreet plain brown envelopes then

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    Bert   //   April 28th, 2011 at 14:09

    Are they managers of discretionary wealth, or is it the wealth managers themselves that are discretionary? This is a very important point, because in the first case I can choose to ignore the tossers, whereas in the second case I can choose to ignore the tossers.

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    Deep Cower   //   April 28th, 2011 at 14:10

    The man languidly swerves away from a 102 mph* bouncer with such effortless grace and all you people can do is make fun of him. For shame KC!

    * To arrive at the number, I measured the position of the ball on my screen and marked an imaginary point where it would have been half a second ago, and used the formula velocity=distance I can cover in my work-related project/time I waste on shit like this.

    • Price   //   April 28th, 2011 at 15:40

      How on earth can you possibly describe that as a waste??

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    John   //   April 28th, 2011 at 14:19

    Reckon they smacked the stumps in with the face of the bat? And what’s wrong with Costcutter? It’s good enough for Darren Gough.

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    The Reverse Sweep   //   April 28th, 2011 at 14:35

    Presumably Alec won’t be the brand ambassador (whatever that actually means)for the Indian market in case the Indian police come along to the presentation.

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    The Reverse Sweep   //   April 28th, 2011 at 14:36

    Is JM Finn, Steven’s Dad? I wonder why he didn’t get the gig then?

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    sam   //   April 28th, 2011 at 15:53

    On a different subject –

    ID Blackwell: 125

    SR Patel: 81

    ME Trescothick: 118*

    The fat lads are coming good.

    (Maybe a bit harsh on Trescothick but I couldn’t think of a third.)

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    thesaurusrus   //   April 28th, 2011 at 17:14

    Rob Key: 49. Admittedly that was two innings

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    Ged   //   April 28th, 2011 at 19:08

    Tomorrow is going to be one of the greatest days in the history of our great nation…

    …Middlesex are going to stuff Surrey big time…

    …and all you can write about is this nonsense?

    Perspective, please, KC.

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