3 07, 2015

Glorious summer

2016-01-20T12:40:29+00:00July 3rd, 2015|Ashes 2015, Best Of TFT, News, Nostalgia|16 Comments

Some things can not be overhyped. A few events live up to every word of hyperbole. And occasionally our memories do not deceive us - the reality was every bit as good as our recollection. The 2005 Ashes, which began ten years ago this month, were one such passage of time. It was [...]

20 05, 2015


2015-10-29T18:30:35+00:00May 20th, 2015|Best Of TFT, News|16 Comments

England's 2015 international summer begins tomorrow, with the first test against New Zealand at Lord's. The second test begins on Friday 29th May, at Headingley. Do you fancy going along? If so, how much will it cost to get in? The price of test and ODI tickets in England - variable, but [...]

18 10, 2014

Kevin Pietersen: The Sinner and the Sinned Against

2016-01-20T13:13:34+00:00October 18th, 2014|Best Of TFT, News|94 Comments

Many people are still apoplectic about Kevin Pietersen’s sudden axing from the England team. “He was a scapegoat” they cry “he was our best batsman and the faceless suits murdered him”. Similar things were said about Jim Morrison when he was arrested in Miami for exposing himself on stage. “The establishment don’t [...]

28 06, 2014

The Cult of Alastair Cook

2019-07-23T14:36:39+00:00June 28th, 2014|Best Of TFT|22 Comments

I feel sorry for Alastair Cook. It’s no secret that the English media, and certain fans, love to build someone up and then knock them down. We see it in other sports all the time. You’re either brilliant – a world class hero, a pin-up boy, a genius or an all time [...]

5 05, 2014

Inside the Turtle Tank

2019-02-13T10:32:56+00:00May 5th, 2014|Best Of TFT, News|43 Comments

I recall attending a conference a few years back when the guest speaker opened with an old joke – “Asked how many people worked in his organisation, a CEO replied “about half of them.” The conference was about motivation and engagement in the workplace, and Paul Downton’s interventions on the subject during [...]