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Sport | England come out on top

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There was a general feeling of apathy before the Commonwealth Games began, but the sea of goodwill and captivating performances that followed quashed all that. England finally ended the Australian stranglehold on the tournament, who had finished first the last six times. Here is just a selection of some of … Read More

Sport | England’s Young Lions finally roar

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Alistair Cook must have felt blessed, sweet relief when Moeen Ali took the wicket of Pankaj Singh (who, incidentally, must rank as one of the unluckiest bowlers in his first test ever) on Thursday morning in Southampton to tie up a spectacular, wonderful Test match victory for his beleaguered England … Read More

Sport | Who will replace Gerrard as England captain?

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After a disappointing World Cup, Steven Gerrard has decided to retire from international football at the age of 34. The Liverpool legend was often criticised for not performing on the International stage – something that could be said of the majority of England sides this century – the 114 appearances … Read More

Sport | Captain Cooked?

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England succumbed to yet another humiliating and painful defeat yesterday at Lords against India, losing a Test match that had been set up almost perfectly for them to triumph in. Against a side that had not won away from home in roughly three years, on a pitch that should have … Read More

Sport | England with much to ponder

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Given the amount at stake, Lord’s seemed surprisingly subdued as the final day’s play began. Maybe this was just in keeping with the gentility of cricket, in contrast to the unrelenting passion (and quite often aggression) of football crowds. However, it may also have been because England, despite chasing a … Read More

Sport | Uruguay bite Italian hopes on dramatic day in Brazil

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After a dramatic day at the FIFA World Cup, Ste Topping looks back on the action and previews another exciting day in Brazil.   With the chance to salvage some pride in Brazil, Roy Hodgson made nine changes in the hope that England could win their first match of the tournament, … Read More

Sport | Will changed England line up bring Roy joy?

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This final group encounter in Belo Horizonte for both England and Costa Rica should and could have assumed a different significance; the expected scenario was England needing a win in this match to progress with the group’s minnows Costa Rica hoping for one last hurrah to take back with them … Read More

Sport | Brazil lead the way as England prepare to say goodbye

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As the last round of group matches got under way at the FIFA World Cup, Ste Topping rounds up the talking points from a busy day in Brazil and looks ahead to an English goodbye.   Monday’s action began in Group B, as Chile took on the Netherlands in a … Read More

Sport | Dropping Cook would be a recipe for disaster

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Until Alastair Cook makes a century people will continue to call for his head as England captain. However, for several reasons, these people are simply wasting their breath. They are not wasting their time by arguing that Cook is not producing with the bat; that fact is there for all … Read More

Sport | France Blaise past Switzerland whilst Costa Rica complete Italian job

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Well, it’s official, England are out of the World Cup. It came a bit earlier than expected but the good news is that either Italy or Uruguay will be joining us. After Friday’s results only one of the two teams can progress from the group when the two meet next … Read More