Another day, another long-term plan

England have sacked their coach; the coach they hired about a year ago with a view to rebuilding the side in time for the Ashes series which starts in about 45 minutes’ time. We’re increasingly wondering whether they should just scrap long-term plans in favour of short-termism. It seems a

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In defence of Peter Moores

A lot of people – seemingly a majority – are saying that Peter Moores ‘has to go’. There is probably some truth in this because the pressure and scrutiny he will be subjected to should he be allowed to remain would most likely be crushing for the team. However, we

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England hire a Maxonian

Is it a good idea for a team that can’t bat to hire the coach of a team that can’t bat? It’s probably okay. The England coach is basically just a management figure, after all and Peter Moores seems pretty good at that side of things. He brought in many

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Listen to the tin!

Unsure how to approach opening the bowling in the Ashes? Simply consult ‘the tin’. “Jimmy does what it says on the tin – he swings it both ways at pace with the new ball.” – Peter Moores The tin is clearly very wise.

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Kevin Pietersen and Peter Moores resign

Maybe we don’t need Pakistan cricket after all. We’ve got England for back-stabbing and intrigue now. Officially, Kevin Pietersen and Peter Moores both resigned. Unofficially, well, does it matter what really happened, does it? Those halcyon days of long-term planning under Duncan Fletcher seem longer ago and more valuable by

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Peter Moores talks balls

We mean that how you think we mean it. He’s not been going on about Kookaburras or whatever. Talking about Andrew Flintoff Peter Moores said: “When it gets tight he takes a deep breath and delivers his skills.” Maybe that doesn’t bother you, but all sorts of alarm bells started

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