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Ashes to Ashes: R.I.P. Phillip Hughes

Australia is a mighty long way from England. Yet the cricketing competition these two countries contest is cherished across the oceans, from rainy Manchester, in the north of my country, to sun-baked Perth, in the south-western tip of theirs. The … Continue reading

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England Versus Germany: Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before

I’m scared of the German football team. They always set an example that the rest of us should follow, but we never do. Why don’t we? It’s troubling… after a while (say, the ‘best’ part of 50 years), it starts to seem like … Continue reading

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The *Other* Reason Why England Are Out of the World Cup

So far in the 2014 World Cup, all England footballers combined have scored, in two games, the same number of goals as Luis Suárez has scored in his one game against England. Two. All of which, inevitably, has led to … Continue reading

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Best England Cricket XI of the Last 20 Years (The Bottom Five)

…Ok, after this, I think I’ll take a little breather from all things cricket. (Well after the Sydney test, anyhow.) It’s taking up an awful lot of time! First, however, this: the all-rounder and bowlers of my favourite England XI … Continue reading

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Best England Cricket XI of the Last 20 Years (The Top Six)

Am watching the cricket – Australia currently 48/0, needing another 183 to win. They’ll get ’em. Probably. Anyhow, is all pretty depressing… can’t really not watch (it is the Ashes, after all), yet doing so is awful, crushing, and painful. See … Continue reading

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Reasons to Be Optimistic After England Lose the Ashes (Part Two)

Right then, the Ashes are gone. No point crying over spilt catches. (A shame, mind, that a few more weren’t at least attempted…) The thing now is to get better – quickly, before Australians remember that beating England in the … Continue reading

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Reasons to Be Optimistic After England Lose the Ashes (Part One)

So on the English side of things the Ashes haven’t exactly gone as planned, have they? As I write it’s 2-0 to Australia – but only because, as I write, both teams are currently asleep. Now that you’re reading this … Continue reading

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The Tragic Tale of Robin Van Persie (A Manchester United Footballer)

If you ever visit Fenway Park – home of the Boston Red Sox since 1912 – for a tour, at some point you’ll hear some waxing lyrical about Carl “Yaz” Yastrzemski. Especially his epic 1967 season, one of the greatest … Continue reading

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Game Two, 2013 ALCS: Red Sox Versus Tigers (Another Big Papi Miracle)

It’s a quarter past midnight, and I’m real tired. (With a one-year-old daughter, I usually start getting tired around nine.) But sleep seems a pretty long way off. My heart is racing. Adrenaline. As the Boss once said, I got … Continue reading

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StatMax Ashes Preview: (Part Two) Why England Will Win

As promised yesterday, here are several compelling reasons Why England Will Win the Ashes. Get these down you as quick as you can… by the morning you should be feeling fine. England Are In-Form & Also Better (And if that sounds … Continue reading

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