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Glenn Turner, New Zealander Athlete ( May 26, 1947 - )

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You can get too close as a team. You need time away from each other. You change in the same dressing room, you play on the same cricket field, you stay in the same hotel, you travel in the same planes and buses. C'mon - this business of everyone holding hands and being pally is nonsense.~Glenn Turner


Change Travel Time

Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere.~Glenn Turner


You Chair Something

As every new breed of virus is conceived, created and released into the wild, another small change is made to the anti-virus software to combat the new threat.~Glenn Turner


Change Small Software

After all, just one virus on a computer is one too many.~Glenn Turner


Virus Just One Computer

There is one major problem with anti-virus software: It needs updating. Users cannot be relied upon to have even the anti-virus software in the first place, let alone be able or willing to pay for the updates.~Glenn Turner


Alone Problem Place

I think all versions of limited-overs cricket have attracted more people to the game.~Glenn Turner


People Game Cricket

I believe in greater self-sufficiency. International sport is tough, no doubt, but there shouldn't be too many crutches. In most cases sports psychologists are crutches, and they tend to soften rather than harden the players.~Glenn Turner


Sports Believe Tough

I met my wife in Bombay at an official function. And then we courted for three years. That's a great old term, 'courting.' And we had to do it quietly, of course, because you would know the difficulties one might have with Indian parents. She was advised by her father that people in the West don't take marriage seriously.~Glenn Turner


Wife Marriage Parents

During my years of professional cricket in England, I realised that although the Australians were talented players, tactically they were a bit naive when compared to those who played full-time on the English circuit. You might find this arrogant, but that was the reality then.~Glenn Turner


Reality Cricket You

As a kid in New Zealand, you play cricket in summer and rugby in winter. I played cricket and hockey. Not rugby. I wasn't brawny enough for it. Or silly enough, perhaps.~Glenn Turner


Summer Winter Silly

I would love to play cricket today, with all - I am not just talking of money - the opportunity you get, the practice facilities, the amount of time you are able to put into preparation.~Glenn Turner


Love Time Money

Personally, I've never done things just for money.~Glenn Turner


Money Done Never

I keep trying to bring a more professional approach to New Zealand cricket. It's an uphill battle. I stay in the game because I find it intriguing and interesting. I'm not interested in coaching international sides. I don't mind short-term coaching. I don't want to get involved in the politics of teams.~Glenn Turner


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