England’s Key Players

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It cannot be denied that this season the premiership has been fantastic. With three teams in with a chance of taking the trophy and any combination of 7 different teams all in relegation trouble this year is set to go right down to the wire. What is even more exciting than this is, with a World Cup fast approaching, the number of English players at the top of their game all vying for one of those precious seats on the plane to Brazil.

England are long overdue a decent tournament and with a spree of young, hungry, inform players this is looking to be a great opportunity. Here are just a few of the young English players that could make a serious impact at the World Cup.

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The End of English Cricket?

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A triumphant Parnell takes it upon himself to dump England out of the T20 World Cup.

In the wake of an appalling tour of Australia and an early exit from the T20 World Cup many have begun to question England and the ECB. The root of these failings seems to run deeper than just a spout of poor form. Could it be that the once world beaters have become nothing more than mediocre? Continue reading

English Sport. Spoilt for Choice?

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This week it has been announced by Sport England that many sports will be receiving cuts in their funding, most notably our national sport Football. Also among the list of funding cuts are; Rowing, Cricket, Netball, Golf and Hockey all sports we as a nation are traditionally ‘good’ at. Funding in large is being cut due to a decrease in participation at grassroots level. in a country steeped in sporting history how can participation in sports be decreasing? Continue reading

Pietersen axed to save Cook?

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In light of the England cricket team’s dismal showing in Australia last month, on return, one thing has dominated the press – The  premature end to Kevin Pietersen’s international career.

Much has been made of this saga with near enough everyone having their say, even our very own prime minister couldn’t resist voicing his opinion on the matter. Quite frankly it is a ludicrous decision from an fan’s perspective he is a one in a generation talent with the ability to single-handedly turn a game on its head. Why is it that the ECB (English Cricket Board) have done this? Continue reading

Mata: Who’s Really Won?

Mata: Who’s Really Won?

                       

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This week has been dominated by speculation as to whether an understated, softly spoken, Spaniard will remain in London or, take trip up the M6 to Manchester. With the signing of Mohamed Salah by Chelsea announced the Mata move is looking more and more certain, teams of journalists are parked outside Trafford training centre awaiting the arrival of United’s saviour.  The expected transfer fee is expected to be around £37 million a transfer record for the red devils, with this in mind one has to wonder who is really getting the best out of this deal? Continue reading