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A revitalised sport or just more ‘ding dong’? – A preview of the ECB’s proposed City based T20 competition

Posted: 30th January 2018

The ECB are going ahead with a new version of domestic T20 cricket based on City franchises. The main thrust of the arguments for this new initiative is that it…

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Category: Cricket - Editorial

Tag: T20 cricket

Watch out for the pig’s head at corners – A review of Morbo: The History of Spanish Football by Phil Ball

Posted: 9th January 2018

Morbo: The History of Spanish Football by Phil Ball is the third national football history I have read recently in my attempts to get a bit better informed about football…

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Category: Football - Editorial

Where loyalty is total and obsession is the norm – A review of Calcio: A History of Italian Football by John Foot

Posted: 11th December 2017

When searching for a quote to begin this post, I came across the phrase in the title above. Author John Foot was attempting to summarise football in Italy and at…

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Category: Football - Editorial

Will it rain today? – A review of TOR! The Story of German Football by Uli Hesse

Posted: 6th November 2017

Immediately, on startingĀ Uli Hesse’s history of German football TOR!, I thought that this was a book for me. At the beginning of the introduction, Hesse talks about a somewhat bizarre…

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Category: Football - Editorial

Inspecting Summer’s Crown – A look at Cricket’s County Championship through Stephen Chalke’s recent history

Posted: 28th September 2017

The County Championship has been around for a very long time. Indeed, the arrival of its 125th anniversary in 2015 has lead to an excellent history being written by a…

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Category: Cricket - Editorial

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