A Boxing Day Test thank you letter

Dear Father Christmas, Thanks for all the presents you brought us. You really outdid yourself. We know we’ve been good this year, but some of the things you got us were just plain ridiculous. Thanks for the house. We’re not sure we need quite that many bedrooms and we really

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Boxing Day Test through the night thread

Ah, the magic of WordPress scheduling – giving anyone interested a Boxing Day Test post on which to comment without the author having to interrupt his Christmas drinking. We wrote this in advance because Coachhouse’s Posthorn will have got the better of us by now. We’re staying away from the

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Do the English not enjoy winning?

Sometimes we feel utterly disconnected from this great nation. The attitude towards beating Australia at cricket being a case in point. A week or so ago, it seemed like a number of England fans were feeling sorry for Australia. This is mental. Never feel sorry for Australia. Now there are

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Never feel sorry for Australia

There are some English people who have had sympathy for Australia during the first half of this Ashes series. We won’t hesitate to call these people idiots. Imagine being hunted by a carcharodontosaurus and then when you’ve somehow managed to trap it after spending 20 years digging an absolutely enormous

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