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Sad News

For some time now we have been noticing that LeggieLefty has been “very disinterested”. His last post was written in April, 6 months ago. On a few occasions he has thrown away his post, despite such opportunities as “Red Monday”, the day when Bangladesh scored over 600 and Australia fell apart. 362 more words


Graeme Swann: What he said, really meant and definitely didn't

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Graeme Swann hopes to bury Kevin Pietersen and his autobiography 20,000 leagues under the sea.

What he said:

“I expected it to be the biggest work of fiction since Jules Verne and that seems to have happened.”

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When superheroes retire

In recent days, we’ve been shown a variety of ways to negotiate the twilight of a stellar sports career.

I’m going to focus on three: the Fred Astaire for enduring grace and dignity, the Brian Meeker for reasons that shall become obvious and the Honey Boo Boo, for sheer search-and-destroy precociousness. 704 more words


SportingSpeak Review of the Week


Top Four: 

  • Novak Djokovic in China – in imperious form to win the Beijing Open for the 5thtime, Novak swept aside Tomas Berdych in what he himself described as his best ever performance in a three-setter: 
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Review Of The Week

Kevin Pietersen: What he said, really meant and definitely didn't

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Kevin Pietersen promises to shoot from the hip in his autobiography, ‘KP: The Autobiography‘.

What he said:

Kevin Pietersen was the scapegoat for the Ashes debacle Down Under.

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That Pietersen book...

This blog is busy digesting the two very different Pietersen books that are dominating cricket chat. We will respond very quickly, but in the meantime, here’s a very, very funny bit from KP’s own magnum opus. 87 more words

Cricket: Jos Buttler - The Man To Give Matt Prior Sleepless Nights

It came as no shock to the cricketing world when Jos Buttler expressed his astonishment at how quickly his test call-up came, especially as it was only a few months since England captain Alastair Cook expressed that he did not believe the wicketkeeper was ready to make the transition to test cricket. 494 more words