Posts Tagged ‘England’
BACK by popular demand and a few days late the Sporting Chameleon end-of-year awards. Read the rest of this entry »
AFTER a heavy defeat in the third Ashes test, England made huge strides towards winning the fourth test and retaining the urn this morning in Melbourne.
The English pacemen, James Anderson, Chris Tremlett and Tim Bresnan, did the damage, skittling the beleaguered Australian batting line-up.
Last time out in Perth it was the Australian quicks who did the damage, Mitchell Johnson especially.
No England batsmen threw away their wickets (unlike a few Aussies today), Johnson got them out with fast bowling of the highest quality.
Why then was he so rubbish today? Read the rest of this entry »
ENGLAND head into this morning’s third Ashes test knowing victory will secure them the miniscule trophy.
The generations of England supporters reared on Ashes defeats will quite rightly celebrate the inevitable victory (even if it does not come in the third test) with much gusto.
But the poor showing so far from Australia should render the victory anhedonic. Read the rest of this entry »
TO BEGIN I would like to point out that there are fewer footballers I dislike more than Jermaine Beckford.
He made his name playing for Leeds United, the main local rivals of my team, Huddersfield Town and I was at Elland Road last season when he reacted worse to being substituted against Southampton than any player I have seen.
But this season he has the opportunity to revolutionise the way Premier League sides recruit their players. Read the rest of this entry »
DESPITE officially being as good as England at football – the inventors of the game – Americans still do not quite get it.
As today’s New York Post proves. Read the rest of this entry »
AFTER all the hype the World Cup has finally begun, but France v Uruguay, the first match most people will have watched, was very, very dull.
Yet I, and presumably most other people, persisted with the game between two teams we do not really care about.
And this is the essence of the World Cup. Read the rest of this entry »