crio’s Q?…strut your stuff

I’m in Adelaide. Cup Eve and just back from the Highway Inn.
There’s been spirited discussion on all sorts of various topics and I’ve mostly kept my counsel.
But there was one niggly moment.
Eric Cantona’s famed scissor kick came up in discussion, prompting me to declare his body language as the most positive I’d seen from a sportsman.
“Like Rick Davies’ strut”, offered another.
“No”, I countered.
“Dermie had the strut”, added another.
“And Viv”, I added.

Cantona. Dermie. Viv.
I’m pretty happy with that list of struts….blokes with a swagger that appeared innate, even slightly intimidating……and with the cred to carry it off.


  1. NOT Alan Didak and NOT John Steffenson.

    I like your trio Crio.

  2. Carey, Botham, Usain Bolt, Christiano Ronaldo…

    But Viv’s the best strutt, swagger, walk, whatever, I’ve seen


  3. Jacko. Undesputed king of struts.

    Basil Fawlty in second spot.

  4. Viv was King, but Dermie copied his strut from Brutus ‘The Barber’ Beefcake.

  5. I used to reckon Cristiano had the attitude before he had the cred….rectified!
    It is, though, a typical sight nowadays to see Ballotelli types full of themselves.

  6. And this might be controversial, but I’d put The Shark in to this category of supreme swaggers.
    Unintentional but entrancing….anyone else seen him march past in his pomp? Sure, he lost – but there was a significant “Wow” factor when Sharkie was on thye prowl.

  7. Skip of Skipton says

    Viv for me. Also the least nervous starter of any Test batsman I’ve seen. Never wearing a helmet, even long after it had become de rigueur, was also a type of strut.

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