TagCraig McDermott

Anatomy of a failure part 3 – the coaches

Just before I went to bed last night, Ian Bell groped at a ball outside off stuff, got a faint edge and was caught behind. His team were left staring into the abyss at 23-5. Amongst the numerous disasters that have unfolded this tour, the dismissal was innocuous enough. However, for me it was typical, and symptomatic of a broader problem that has cost us the Ashes more than any other single factor. Bell played at the ball with a slightly open face. He’s been doing it all tour. It brought him...

Bored of winning? Surely not

Remember this next time you’re feeling charitable towards the Australians Australia 200-9 (50 overs) England 201-2 (47.5 overs) It’s amazing how things change. Yesterday there was a lot of chat on Twitter about how boring the ODI from Durham was; ‘if only the Aussies could put up a bit of a fight’ seemed to be a popular opinion. Really? During the 1990s the Australian public seemed to say similar things about us. They cheered the likes of Darren Gough and Michael Vaughan because they at...


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