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Australia, I’m sorry.

In the glorious violence of boxing, there is an oft used expression: when a boxer enters the ring he doesn’t want to come in cold; he will want to enter the ring having broken a light sweat in the training … Continue reading

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Where Have All The Good Men Gone And Where Are All The Gods?

‘Where’s the streetwise Hercules to fight the rising odds? Isn’t there a white knight upon a fiery steed? Late at night I toss and I turn and I dream of what I need. I need a hero. I’m holding out … Continue reading

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A Cricketing Masochist

I am very proud to be a British citizen  (my roots are clogged up with a bunch of Scots and Irish, so I could never only exclusively say ‘English’, I mean, look at my surname) and an important aspect of … Continue reading

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Something is Happening Here and You Don’t Know What it is

Shane Watson, Mitchell Johnson, Usman Khawaja and James Pattinson have all been sent back to Australia from the tour of India. After the humbling defeat in the second Test, the coach Mickey Arthur asked each player to think of three … Continue reading

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Australia vs Sri Lanka verdict (+ other thingy-ma-jigs)

Australia beat Sri Lanka 3-0. A whitewash. I didn’t predict that one did I? You all have permission to desert me now for ever more. To my (and their) credit, the Sri Lankans only embarrassed themselves in one of the … Continue reading

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Pup the Skip

As an Englishman, there is a very powerful instinct somewhere among the cocktail of testosterone and (too much) sugar inside of me, that calls out to praise the day that gives the Australian cricket team hardship. To mock as the … Continue reading

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