I’m back with Tom and Aaron, The Unsportsmen, this time turning the tables on them following England’s fightback in the ODI series.
The big questions tackled this edition include:
- Do England make Australia look good or Australia make England look bad?
- Would have just playing the ODI team in the Tests have got us a better result?
- Why can’t Jason Roy hit it off the square in the BBL?
Tune in to the podcast…
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And breathe. The England team have finally been taken into the back yard and had four bullets (plus one misfire) pumped into its skull under the old apple tree. Time then to sharpen the scalpel for the still-twitching cadaver of the 5th Test and the stiffening body of the series as a whole.
Amit Kohli and I rate the England players, look to the future for New Zealand and beyond, and discuss whether the system is the root cause of England’s touring woes.
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England didn’t lose! The whitewash is off, I repeat, off! I join Eddie Gibbs to review a better showing from the tourists, albeit in an ultimately futile cause.
Topics on the menu this episode include the redemption of Alastair Cook, the continued insane brilliance of Steven Peter Devereux Smith, the MCG pitch sorting the wheat from the chaff, and why Kevin Pietersen is wrong, so very very wrong.
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I’m back with Tom and Aaron, The Unsportsmen, to cop a load of bragging straight from the New Home of the Urn (FFS).
Highlights include the Waterfall of Blame, remembering the time Shane Watson saw a ghost and Darren Gough took the piss mercilessly, and praising a ginger for doing something in the sunshine. We also look froward to potential lineup changes for the 4th Test and make our customary predictions. Which will of course be totally wrong.
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In the immediate aftermath of England’s devastating 3rd Test defeat, I join Amit Kohli to look back at what went wrong, but also to look ahead to the future.
We are all at various points in the seven stages of grief at the moment, but the overriding message is “don’t panic”. Australia is a tough place to tour, and one series does not a bad team make.
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“All the gear. No idea.” Welcome to the world of The Unsportsmen, delving into all things sport on a weekly basis, armed with an unflattering arsenal of a podcast, written articles, interactive conversation and a lack of research. The team hail from the small intestine of the sporting body in Newcastle, Australia. In the words of Beavis and Butthead, these kids have no future.
Tom and Aaron recruited me as a Pom-punching-bag-in-residence to preview the 3rd Test. Pleased top report that my prediction of an absolute mauling came correct! (shit)
“Never make the same mistake twice”. Good advice that. So I’ve no idea what the chaps at CricIndex were thinking when they invited me back for the 2nd Test wrap up.
In this edition, Eddie Gibbs and I pick over the bones of the intriguing day / night game at the Adelaide Oval. I had a bit of a rant in the end which is why it’s nearly 45 minutes long…