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England’s best Test side of the last 50 years

With the Ashes excitement soon to build and the absorbing series between India and England underway, I thought it was timely to look into the rear vision mirror and come up with the best England side of the last 50 years, in a similar manner to my article on Indian and Australian sides of the […]

Thanks Kick to Kick fair point to segment the time period

Who are the AFL's greatest ever coaches?

Thanks Goalsonly- that weighting would work well

Who are the AFL's greatest ever coaches?

Thanks kick to kick, fair point. I think there are two things- identifying overall proportion of coaches inside and outside; and then within that the relative successes- I have gone for the latter for manageability of the exercise but see the connection

Do clubs' favourite sons ever make good coaches?

Great comments Thom

Do clubs' favourite sons ever make good coaches?

Thanks great comments

Do clubs' favourite sons ever make good coaches?

Many thanks yes the points you make are true

Do clubs' favourite sons ever make good coaches?

Targa, Hi. quite right- arithmetic error !

The best New Zealand Test cricket side of the last 50 years

Good sides you have picked

The best New Zealand Test cricket side of the last 50 years

Good points Kick to kick. Picking a benchmark is problematic. Maybe a historical average of all the coaches?

How are coaches performing at the midway mark of the season?

Thanks James good point about looking at the last two to three years. I guess I was thinking that the whole period for coaches would smooth out the fluctuations.

How are coaches performing at the midway mark of the season?

Thanks Peter- yes Witts is interesting as you say. Before his injury he was going very well at the Suns including the captaincy

How have Collingwood traded over the past decade?

Thanks Tommy, totally agree

Where is the dare, Collingwood?

Thanks Peter, yes very frustrating to watch the same thing over and over, especially either chipping it around and/or then just bombing to an aimless contest. The few times that they look any good are when Moore delivers to Howe through the middle, in which case I am unsure why Magden is the outlet player (admittedly he was on the wing and played a reasonably good game).

Where is the dare, Collingwood?

Great article

Is this a watershed moment for the Richmond era?

Chris, thanks. Not sure you understand the premise of the article at all. It is about coaches under scrutiny from most scrutinised or under pressure to least. How can Buckley with his “ out of touch “ style be at the bottom??? How can Beveridge who won a flag just five years ago and has them in great shape be at the top?

The coaching scrutiny ladder

Fab Phil, thanks very true about number of coaches at Collingwood, but the ones that are/have been there seem to have to endure a lot.

The coaching scrutiny ladder

Thanks Peter. Yes dead right about frenetic scrutiny of coaches. I think the same is happening with trades- the talk starts earlier and earlier every year !
Buckley for GWS? Could be fit although there has been talk before about him heading into AFL corporate world with some high profile position.

The coaching scrutiny ladder

Yes good points ABRP

The coaching scrutiny ladder

Slane, Agree ! Not sure how Cameron seems to escape the blowtorch.

The coaching scrutiny ladder

Yeah fair point Gyfox. I just think that PA is a somewhat volatile organisation but going very well at the moment.

The coaching scrutiny ladder

Yeah hard choices !

Richmond versus Carlton: Best teams of the last 50 years

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What’s a wicket worth? Part 1: Baggy green bowlers

Thanks Matth yes you could well be completely correct about bowlers dismissing bunnies. There are so many caveats about all of this. The spin is mixed of the current lot at any rate. Lyon has an average over 30 and Ashwin just over 26

Test batting averages: What’s in a number?

Thanks- that is useful

Test batting averages: What’s in a number?

Thanks !

Test batting averages: What’s in a number?

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