HEADLINE: Windies coach cautions fans against inflated expectations

link CaribbeanCricket.com Joined: Mar 5, 2003
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11/4/19, 10:01:04 PM 

With the West Indies set to begin their tour against Afghanistan next week, reappointed head coach Phil Simmons is asking regional fans to temper their expectations for his four year tenure. The first test for Simmons and the Windies comes up on November 6 against the Trinidadian's previous employers Afghanistan. 

However, the 56 year old who is now back after being fired in 2016, doesn't see himself as a miracle worker and has asked the regional fanbase to have a little more patience as he tries to propel the team to the top of the world. 

During his time away, Simmons had enough time to identify a particular weakness that has cost the team matches in one day internationals. Plotting the way forward has always caused a split of opinions and the subject of Chris Gayle's future in the team is one such matter but Simmons has no intention of losing such a prized possession. The West Indies play the first of three ODI's against Afghanistan on Thursday.

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link Ray123 Joined: Jan 25, 2015
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11/5/19, 8:12:15 AM 
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Excuses already? lol.. seriously though i wish him the best. it's a very difficult job but i'll be supporting him and the team all the way.

link Halliwell Joined: May 13, 2005
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11/5/19, 8:19:30 AM 
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This warning from Phil is for sudden
The man has high hopes for Polly and I would also hate for him to be disappointed
Go Pouty!

link carl0002 Joined: Apr 15, 2003
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11/5/19, 10:03:29 AM 
Oh shucks, here we go.....

link Kay Joined: Jan 31, 2015
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11/5/19, 10:19:05 AM 
Phil Simmons is asking regional fans to temper their expectations for his four year tenure.
However, the 56 year old who is now back after being fired in 2016, doesn't see himself as a miracle worker and has asked the regional fanbase to have a little more patience as he tries to propel the team to the top of the world.

Looks like he is planning for the long haul and already paving the way for a second 4-yr term. So the plan is for incremental improvements while he milks the job ….smart guy smile

link runout Joined: Apr 5, 2005
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11/5/19, 12:53:07 PM 
Inflated expectation?

Is that another term for irrational exuberance? Is that synonymous with Windians?

Rass, the man probably read right here how many times we turned the corner. And we never left the circle.

Good luck to him. He needs all the help he can get.

link russean76 Joined: May 24, 2008
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11/5/19, 1:04:43 PM 
Whats wrong with having high expectations. I still cant understand why he was brought back other than the fact that Skerritt has no clue what he is doing. I think Caribbean people for too long have been satisfied with mediocrity.

link vsingh Joined: Apr 28, 2015
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11/5/19, 1:11:36 PM 
After all he Coached Afghanistan, he knows a thing or 2 and he can probably see a Tsunami coming.

link runout Joined: Apr 5, 2005
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11/5/19, 1:16:41 PM 
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You mean sand storm????? lol lol

link hairline1 Joined: Apr 12, 2015
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11/5/19, 1:25:37 PM 
The man failed as Coach before and was fired. Simmons himself was a mediocre cricketer. Billed as a hard hitting batsman in his day but was nothing more than another non thinking brainless technically flawed tt swiper. Pis'lard the current WI captain is the perfect reincarnation this guy. cool

link Discourse Joined: Jan 22, 2013
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11/5/19, 1:42:07 PM 
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sgtdjones 11/3/19, 11:44:03 PM
Simmons ready to win World Cup again

Never ceases to amaze wink

link vsingh Joined: Apr 28, 2015
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11/5/19, 1:43:47 PM 
In reply to runout

Well it might turn Cement when it hit the Caribbean/Atlantic big grin big grin

link sgtdjones Joined: Feb 15, 2017
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11/5/19, 1:45:38 PM 
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Doh worry

Simmo and Pouty winning tonite .

razz razz razz

link Narper Joined: Jan 3, 2003
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11/5/19, 3:09:23 PM 
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You bwoy Simmo tekkin front big grin big grin

Why would anyone want to reapply for a job with the WICB after they were fired....only the Prez changed....all the old directors still there

I PREDICT....SIMMO WILL BE FIRED AGAIN wink

link cricketfreak Joined: Nov 13, 2011
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11/5/19, 3:10:15 PM 
Simo only crying now because Afghanistan second string team put a solid kicking on him a few days ago .

link cricketfreak Joined: Nov 13, 2011
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11/5/19, 3:13:53 PM 
Simo stop your crying because crying not going to save you and cowlasher from been kick a side very soon for bad failures.

link dayne Joined: May 28, 2007
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11/5/19, 4:16:07 PM 
Simmonds is doing a good PR job, lowering the expectations, so if they lose the fans would not be too frustrated.

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