It is common place for International football weekends to raise issues regarding club versus country. But seldom do they raise issues where nearly an entire team chooses to play for their club rather than country. What Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger wouldn’t give for such a commitment.
That being said, a depleted West Indies team took part in two game 20/20 ‘series’ in England. Without a huge bulk of their best cricketers, the men (mainly boys) from the Caribbean were pitched against the best team in world cricket. While they were sent into battle in a bid to raise much needed cash and profile, the star names were feasting in the Champions League. Continue reading
Despite being the number 1 Test team in the World, things haven’t gone to plan in the One Day arena for England in recent years. A 6-1 thrashing in Australia followed by a 3-2 win against a weakened Sri Lankan side outlined the inconsistency that the English team has shown in the limited overs form of the game. This is backed up by the underlying stat that England are only ranked number 5 in the World in this shortened form of the game.
England's one-day form has improved greatly this summer
However, over the last few weeks a sense of progression has risen when England have played one day cricket and the 2-0 score line in the current ODI series against India reflects that. Yes, it could be argued that India were in a very strong position in the 1st ODI, and a 23 over a side game is nothing more than a lottery, but England’s displays look and feel a lot more structured than previously. Continue reading
Mihir Bose shares his views on which of the 3 newly promoted Premier League teams (Norwich, QPR & Swansea), have the best chance of survival.
Mihir Bose discusses which team will win the 2011/2012 Premier League and who will make up the rest of the top 4.
It’s not easy being green!
by Ben James
Times are hard for Plymouth Argyle. The football league’s most southern club are stuck in the middle of a financial crisis and are currently in administration. With players and staff being paid only a small percentage of their wages from the last nine months, Plymouth’s struggle is starting to take its toll.
Players have been forced to move out of their houses because they can’t afford to live there and the communication between the playing staff and the administrators is at an all time low. Things are getting desperate at Home Park and a light at the end of the tunnel is yet to be seen. Continue reading
Views of Charlton fan Greg Stubley
May 2011, Charlton have had their worst league finish in many decades: an extremely disappointing 13th place. Many of the fans (myself included) were not looking forward to the new season starting especially after manager Chris Powell attended a fans Q&A and announced that the budget wasn’t as great as everyone expected, despite a recent takeover by ‘CAFC Holdings Limited’ only a few months beforehand.
Chris Powell is looking to take his side up to the Championship
The 2010/11 season was by far the worst season I’ve encountered as a Charlton fan (having been a fan since 2001). Although our side didn’t get relegated, it still felt that way at the end of the season. Continue reading