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Why the World Cup has lost its glamour: John Stern

There’s been a bit of a debate in the office about how much World Cup content to have in our pre-World Cup issue (on sale Feb 18 since you ask). That might seem a bit bonkers and in other sports … Continue reading

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Ian Bell is England's best batsman: John Stern

Ian Bell looked class from the moment he stepped off the plane in Australia but he was overshadowed in terms of volume, if not style, by Alastair Cook, Jonathan Trott. Hampered also by his lowly No.6 berth, he is in … Continue reading

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John Stern: My fantasy Ashes XI

It was just a way of whiling away another tortuous commute, a selection based on memory and gut instinct rather than extensive statistical research (all stats have been inserted after selection). I have used the 1981 series as the jumping-off … Continue reading

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John Stern: A week of drama

What a week. Our best efforts at TWC Towers to complete the November issue were seriously undermined first by the excruciating agony of the Ryder Cup’s denouement followed the following morning by one of the great Test matches in Mohali. … Continue reading

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John Stern: Can we love to hate Australia again?

On BBC Five Live recently the sports presenter Colin Murray asked: “When can we hate Leeds again?” He wasn’t asking for permission, more that the demise of one of English football’s most vilified clubs had lessened their loathability. Murray had … Continue reading

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John Stern: Flower may be right man for England but ECB still frustrate

The ECB may well have got the right man but their methods, not for the first time, leave something to be desired. A global search for the best man for the job, led by hotshot headhunters Odgers Ray and Berndtson, … Continue reading

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John Stern: Tresco, England miss you

The omission that caught everyone’s eye was Andrew Strauss. The omission that went unnoticed – because technically it is not an omission at all, more a sad, aching absence – is Marcus Trescothick, Strauss’s opening partner in the 2005 Ashes … Continue reading

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