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Winning but not convincing. South Africa vs England 2016

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England have won a series in South Africa, yet end a successful comeback from the woes of UAE with a humbling defeat in the final test. There is nothing strange about this – sides that win a test series early, often lose the last one; Australia kept English hopes alive for years by letting us have a victory in the 6th test. However, the manner in which this game has played out exposes old problems that England still haven’t resolved. South Africa, losers in the series, can feel like they are the ones moving forward.Morkel celebrates Read the rest of this entry »

Written by angrysampoetry

January 26, 2016 at 12:30 pm

Reflections on England, Wales and Fiji, RWC 2015

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Everyone could see that England should have won that game. And it’s not just that the England captain made a bad call when it came to the penalty which England could have kicked to tie the game. Perhaps that would have been a good idea, but really they should have killed the game off earlier.Defeat Read the rest of this entry »

Written by angrysampoetry

October 3, 2015 at 1:23 pm

Reflections on the Ashes 2013 so far from Chester-Le-Street

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I was lucky enough to have very good seats for days 3 and 4 of the 4th Ashes Test at Chester-le-Street last Sunday and Monday. It gave me a chance to assess properly how these teams are doing at the moment, so I thought I’d share some thoughts on the matter.



Rogers out too early  Read the rest of this entry »

Written by angrysampoetry

August 17, 2013 at 3:59 pm