Pre-season A pretty decent pre-season. The highlight being a 3-0 win over Anderlecht which we dominated. We were 2-0 down against City and pulled it back to draw, while the wins against Portadown and Albion Rovers were easy, and organised because I didn't want to go through a pre-season without winning. All but those two … Continue reading Charlton Athletic: Sorting out the mess – Football Manager 2019, Part 2
Welcome to my Charlton story! This is my first ever story so apologies of the format is a bit awry. You join me at the end of my first season, and safe to say it went pretty well! I'll start at pre-season though and work towards where I am now. The emphasis here is very … Continue reading Charlton Athletic: Sorting out the mess – Football Manager 2019, Part 1
As England take the field for the final test in the series against India, Sam Dyer of The Cricket Walrus brings us his side of players that were good enough to earn their Test Caps much sooner than this series, but for whatever reason have been overlooked. Selectors can’t always get it right. Sometimes they’ll … Continue reading England’s Ignored XI
We propose the introduction of a World T20 League.
With the Vitality Blast just days away, we take a look at some of the county players who could make a sizeable mark on this years domestic T20 competition.
With the 2018 Specsavers County Championship well underway we thought we'd have a rundown of the various teams' histories. The first team under the spotlight are Somerset. Currently third in Division 1 of the Championship, Somerset will be looking to push for their first ever title this year; surprising when you consider how consistently strong … Continue reading All Time Somerset XI – County Championship Series
After Zimbabwe thrashed Ireland by 107 runs today, it is much clearer as to what each team needs in order to finish in the top two of the Super Sixes and thus qualify for the 2019 World Cup. Super Sixes Table: If any of: Zimbabwe, Scotland, or the West Indies win all of their … Continue reading What Each Team Needs to Qualify for the 2019 World Cup
Following on from the World Cup Qualifiers Group stage that finished on Monday, six teams will compete for the two spots available at the 2019 World Cup. By virtue of qualifying for this stage, Scotland and the UAE have achieved ODI status for the next international cycle. The six teams all finished in the top … Continue reading A Run Down of the Super Sixes and ODI Qualification Play-Offs
The 3rd Round of the Cricket World Cup Qualifiers proved just as dismal for Afghanistan as the previous two, while the West Indies survived an early wobble to beat Papua New Guinea, the UAE overcame the Netherlands and Scotland became the first team to qualify for the Super Sixes by beating Nepal. Hong Kong … Continue reading Hong Kong Shock Afghanistan; Wins for UAE and West Indies as Scotland Qualify for Super Sixes
Scotland and Ireland maintained their perfect records after wins in Round 2 of the World Cup Qualifier, whilst the West Indies won their first game while a classic encounter played out between Zimbabwe and Afghanistan. Zimbabwe 196 ao (43 overs): Taylor 89, Raza 60; Rashid 3-38, Mujeeb 3-49 Afghanistan 194ao (49.3 overs): Shah 69, … Continue reading Wins for Ireland, West Indies, and Scotland, as Zimbabwe Beat Afghanistan in 2-run Thriller