Thursday, 26 December 2013

And the prize for the year's most gullible goes to...

A correspondent on another site, who suggests that 'Jack' Kallis (sic) is coming to Derbyshire on a Kolpak deal...

This is all down to the news being 'broken' by Tim Groenewald on his Twitter feed, with the deal breaker apparently the banter of Mark Footitt...

Come on! As regulars will know, he'd have been my fantasy player for Derbyshire for years, but he has enough going on in his life right now without county cricket's grind. Such a suggestion ignores the fact that Timmy G obviously had tongue firmly in cheek, and that Kallis can play, should he choose, T20 around the globe for much more money than we could ever offer.

It also ignores the fact that we have no one to broker such a deal at present, until the new Elite Performance gaffer is in post. Mr Grant is the best chairman this club has ever had and is excellent in contract discussions. However, he doesn't cross the line to become the man identifying the talent and is simply the one who, with Simon Storey, completes the deal.

If Kallis comes to Derbyshire, I may well be next year's winner of the X Factor, as well as the winning horse in the Derby.

That's how likely I see it being...much as I'd have loved to see it happen when he was at his best.

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