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Once again, it’s the supporters who lose out as England bid farewell to a special player (Original article updated from 11th Feb)

Just when you thought the winter couldn’t get any worse for fans of the England Cricket team, it does spectacularly on a daily basis it seems. 1,309 more words

Book review: The Death of Money by James Rickards

By James Hickling, on 15 April 14

Book Review: The Death of Money: The Coming Collapse of the International Monetary System by James Rickards

http://www.cobdencentre.org/2014/04/the-system-has-spun-out-of-control/

#DisengagedGate

What Paul Downton hoped to achieve through #DisengagedGate is beyond me.

For a start, his comments are apparently in reaction to criticism of the decision to dump Pietersen. 618 more words

A pre-emptive hike

In the press conference of March 2011, Mr Trichet stresses the ECB’s concern with knock on effects of current commodity price rises. The Governing Council worries that price setters take the current CPI of 2.4% as a benchmark when they adjust their prices/wages. 519 more words

What Future The King Of Spain?

The ECB had just announced it has (re)appointed Peter Moores as its head coach.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/27082681

“Frontrunner” Ashley Giles must consider this a huge slap in the face, but realistically, he must have expected this, given England’s ODI and T20 performance (or should I say, lack thereof). 119 more words

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The ECB is no inflation targeter

This is not a cynical statement of fact. I admit I was dumbstruck when I read this:

The ECB has never subscribed to inflation targeting

Trott walks away from cricket

Jonathan Trott will take a break from all forms of cricket after suffering a relapse of a stress-related illness.

Trott left the England side during last winter’s Ashes tour due to the illness, but had been expected to make a recovery following four months away from the sport. 266 more words

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