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Sam Hopwood
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Memorable, historic, unifying. This is England
What better reason to give in to t he unrelenting clamour for me to restart blogging (an off-hand remark in passing every few months) than potentially the greatest night in England's glorious sporting history? In a single night, 11 heroic and passionate war...

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Australian first test ratings
So what of the Aussies? Arriving on these shores, they were strong favourites to clinch a second consecutive series win, and their first away win since 2001. Ever since the arrival at the crease of Joe Root, Australia have been on the back foot, falling fur...

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One up and four to go
In a week of white-clad sportsmen vying for the attention of the British public, it was to Wales that our eyes turned as Scottish hope was eliminated from dreams of glory. A combination of Murray falling at the penultimate hurdle and England's relentlessly ...

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Can Rafa get to 18 Slams?
After Rafa's stunning US Open campaign , the question on everyone's lips is whether he can go onto break the record for male Grand Slam winners. At the moment Roger Federer holds the record with 17, and it's widely accepted now that he is highly unlikely to...

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What Hope for an Ashes Upset?
Let the captain battle commence So here we are again. The Ashes start again this Wednesday, with England looking for their fourth consecutive home series victory for the first time in 120 years (when they won the first 6 home series). Australia go in as fir...

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What Now for Tennis' Big Five?
It's hard to know what to do with yourself on the days after a weekend of sports like that. French Open finals, Champions League final, Women's World Cup, NBA finals , Ireland - England friendly, Canadian Grand Prix, Gemili running sub 10 seconds and the Ep...

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All-round Success
Simply astonishing stuff. Truly one of the most remarkable games of cricket, with records falling, reputations being restored and stars being born. The match itself ebbed and flowed with England's initial collapse (30-4) sparking all the Pietersen chat befo...

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The Neverending Story (Or the emotional rollercoaster of being an English sports fan)
An inspiring tale of adversity and ultimately, Redemption We all want a good movie to have a few ups and downs, plot twists and to put the us through a range of emotions. We want to be engaged and affected by the characters, to feel disconsolate and despair...

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