December 6th, 2013
By Jonnie Baker
6 December 2013
Anticipation is obviously reaching fever pitch over the unspeakably complicated group-stage draw for the 2014 Fifa World Cup (TM), which hasn't been obsessing too many people at all.
Certainly not to the extent that anyone would come up with a draw simulator, like the one linked here, that essentially obliges you to spend the best part of whole days pressing a button to see where the flags fly.
Now I'm not saying that the draw will end up like this (although I very much expect it):
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But I do believe it gives us a solid basis on...
December 4th, 2013
By Lizzy Ammon
4 December 2013
So sledging raised its head again, as it does with boring regularity, following Michael Clarke’s audible “get ready for a fucking broken arm” jibe to Jimmy Anderson.
The consensus is seems to be that sledging is fine as long as it doesn’t “cross a line” but where’s the line? Who drew it?
The truth is nobody has drawn it and no-one seems prepared to define clearly what they mean by it.
For his ‘GRFAFBA’ line, Michael Clarke was fined under the ICC code of conduct for a “level 1” breach.
A “level 1” breach is defined in the ICC code...
November 28th, 2013
By Jonnie Baker
28 November 2013
Andre Villas-Boas is fighting to keep his job. I know this is the case because everyone says so. It’s everywhere you look, and, according to the DM, failed Roma manager Luis Enrique is already in the box seat to replace him.
And replace him Tottenham surely must. After last season’s shameful highest-ever Premier League points total and the shambolic start to this season that has seen the club enjoy their best start for many a year, it can only be a matter of time before the clueless youngster sends the Lilywhites to the bottom of the league.
I’m employing sarcasm...