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Archive: September 2010 (5 articles)

Did over coaching kill my cricket career? – What Ed Smith’s programme on Professionalism and Sport might have been

Posted: 29th September 2010

Ed Smith’s book about his life as a cricketer Last night I sat down with excited anticipation to watch ‘Is Professionalism Killing Sport?’, an Inside Sports programme on BBC2  written and…


Category: Cricket - Editorial

Arsenal sign 6 year-old – The Academy system at our professional football clubs

Posted: 26th September 2010

Chris Green’s book on the Academy system – required reading on this subject He laughed out loud. A good football friend of mine had reacted to the headline above. He…


Category: Football - Editorial

Tag: Academy system

Munich, Malaysians and Merchandise – The stadium tour at Manchester United

Posted: 23rd September 2010

The 2008 programme v Manchester City – 50th anniversary of the Munich Air disaster BTDT. Been there, done that. And now I have the certificate to prove it. My second tour of…


Category: Football - Editorial

Tag: Munich Air Disaster

‘When you’ve had a knee, you’ve got a knee’ – Freddie Flintoff’s retirement is the big cricket news

Posted: 16th September 2010

Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff on the front of the 2001 Lancashire County Cricket Club Yearbook Some things in life hit you with a bang. Today’s announcement that Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff was retiring from…


Category: Cricket - Editorial

Tag: Lord's

Local Sporting Heroes #1 – Jack Wolfenden: Ramsbottom Football and Cricket Clubs

Posted: 9th September 2010

Jack Wolfenden. At 77 still going strong in front of the stand which bears his name. There are often people working in the corner of local football or cricket grounds…


Categories: Cricket - Editorial, Football - Editorial

Tags: Central Lancashire League, North West Counties Football League

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