Based in London and writing for a global audience our aim is to produce EliteFootballTalk. Enjoy the site and feel welcome to join in our discussion on the beautiful game.

Monday, September 12, 2005

England Ashes success truly puts football in the shade

Michael Vaughan, Marcus Trescothick, Andy Strauss, Ian Bell, Kevin Pieterson, Andy Flintoff, Geraint Jones, Ashley Giles, Matthew Hoggard, Steve Harmison, Simon Jones, Paul Collingwood, and Gary Pratt.

These guys have made my sporting summer by trading blow for blow and defeating the never-say-die world champion Aussies in the most enthralling series of matches I have ever seen in any sport. Pieterson's match-saving innings today has to be seen to be believed- smashing 158 with wickets falling around him. Gritty Giles gave great support down the order to hold the Aussies at bay.

Since the second test England have played out of their skins and produced consistently epic sporting drama that I can't envisage any English national side repeating anytime soon. For their part in the piece, the Aussies deserve congratulations too.

Every crucial Aussie wicket taken this summer felt like a match-winning goal. And every crucial run scored- especially Freddies second innings at Edgbaston and the climax to the England run chase at Trent Bridge- was simply awesome.

Beckham & Co should be humbled. And its also true to say that the over-hyped Premiership can't compete with the titanic competition offered by the Ashes this summer.


Blogger RedsMan said...

Congratulations to the England cricket side - I am a novice to the sport but when I try to equate the success of yesterday's performance to that of the national football side, I pick up that this is something they haven't won for 18 years.

The running (no pun intended) of cricket is on a different level to that of football. I would argue football is far more physical, energetic, but with some football games, like Bolton v Blackburn on Sunday, matches in both sports can drag on.

I would like to know what it is that motivated the cricket team to push and play well for the victory, particularly Kevin Pieterson, and see if Mr Eriksson could use some of it to pep up our football side.


9/13/2005 8:42 am


Post a Comment

<< Home


Locations of visitors to this page