Pick of the Week

T20 is the reason for England’s bare spin bowling cabinet

Posted on: July 6th, 2014 by Scott No Comments

Spin bowlers across the county circuit are putting their hands up and desperately trying to force their way into the England reckoning. England lost their recent Test series against Sri Lanka without a specialist spinner in the side and look set to enter the India series with Moeen Ali performing the spin role in the [...]


‘The best I’ve ever played’: England fall short against Sri Lanka despite stunning innings from Lancashire’s Jos Buttler

Posted on: June 2nd, 2014 by Scott No Comments

Lancashire’s Jos Buttler produced what some are calling England’s greatest ever One-Day innings at Lords against Sri Lanka – an innings which couldn’t quite drag England to victory. Chasing a winning target of 301, England faltered and were well behind the rate until Buttler came to the crease and smashed the fastest One-Day hundred ever [...]


Community Shield 2013 Preview

Posted on: September 18th, 2013 by Scott No Comments

Manchester United vs. Wigan   Manchester United and Wigan Athletic will contest the 91st Community Shield (formerly Charity Shield) at Wembley Stadium this Sunday. It will be the first time since 1980 that a side from outside the top division has featured in the shield match, with FA Cup winning Championship side Wigan, taking on [...]


Premier League like the Bundesliga? No Thanks

Posted on: September 18th, 2013 by Scott No Comments

When two German teams reached the Champions League Final, and not one English club made the quarterfinals, the reaction was inevitable. “We should be more like them”. “The German model is perfect”. “We are so far behind them”. Actually that’s all rubbish. It’s an over exaggeration and overlooks the strengths of the Premier League and [...]


Paul Scholes: The Greatest Midfielder of the Premier League Era

Posted on: September 18th, 2013 by Scott No Comments

As retirements go, Paul Scholes rather allowed his to slip under the radar, hidden behind the attention that Sir Alex Fergusons own retirement received. That sums up Paul Scholes the man really. Unflashy, uncomplicated and reliable to the end. As a player however Scholes was something unique, special, and a man who stood out from [...]


David Beckham: A Career Unfulfilled

Posted on: September 18th, 2013 by Scott No Comments

David Beckham has announced his retirement from football. In truth, David Beckham the footballer was lost a while ago. This retirement marks the end of the brand appearing on a football field. David Beckham is a football icon, a global superstar, recognised the world over. But did he really achieve enough as a footballer and [...]


England vs. New Zealand: Test Series Preview

Posted on: May 13th, 2013 by Scott No Comments

The first test match of the English summer starts at Lords on Thursday, with tourists New Zealand looking to build upon their unlikely draw in their home series in the winter.   England were disappointing in New Zealand and will want to put a marker down for the summer showpiece of the Ashes. Kevin Pietersen [...]


Wigan Win brings magic back to the FA Cup

Posted on: May 13th, 2013 by Scott No Comments

Fairytales are few and far between in football. They are moments of unbelievable achievements, a conquering of the odds and a story that will live long in the memory. We witnessed one of those moments in the FA Cup final, where underdogs Wigan lifted the trophy against Manchester City.   Wigan made it to the [...]


Ferguson Retires as the Greatest Manager in History

Posted on: May 13th, 2013 by Scott No Comments

November 1986. Ron Atkinson departed Manchester United and was replaced by Alex Ferguson. After initial struggles, Ferguson has overseen a quarter of a decade of dominance at Old Trafford and retires as the greatest manager the game has ever seen.   To stay at one club for so long is an incredible achievement in itself. [...]


John Terry must never play for England again

Posted on: May 13th, 2013 by Scott No Comments

It has been reported that John Terry wants to make an England return, coming out of international retirement to represent his country again. For so many reasons, the Chelsea man should never be allowed to come back to England fold.   John Terry has brought nothing but dishonour and disgrace to England. He, after all, [...]