Crio’s Question: Will a team of a..holes beat an a..hole team?

“Team bonding” is such a twee vogue.

I suspect it is a croc.

There have been great opening partnerships whose only conversation was yes, no or wait.

Clarke and Watto will stroll together on to Adelaide Oval this Thursday as team leaders but maybe not team mates.

Don Scott won premierships leading a centre combination with whom he’d not speak (allegedly).

The hugely successful Red Bull F1 “team” of Vettell and Webber is now broken! Can’t see them having reunion dinners.

And, speaking of broken, Campbell Brown’s punch has smashed a team mate’s face and Rule No1 (keep out of the papers…..even stay incognito).

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I reckon you don’t have to love your “team-mates” (a la Langer/Hayden) but respect needs to be earned and given.

Sports like cricket and motor racing are only marginally team games anyway.

For all the mutual adoration there are plenty of cases where throwing a bunch of athletes in to matching shirts doesn’t always make a happy “culture” – Miami Dolphins anyone?

Comments

  1. Steve Baker says:

    In the motorsport vein, Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna trying to share the same garage at McLaren F1 in the 80s comes to mind also.

    Manchester City could be proof that a team of a r s e holes will beat an a r s e hole team. The City sheds are said to exude all the bonhomie and warmth of a Gerard Henderson/Barrie Cassidy debate on ABC funding.

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