Why isn’t the FA Cup like a work of Harlequin fiction?

Michael Lynch, your little soccer secret is out. We know you have a little thing for cup competitions, and you’re sad because Australia doesn’t have one. Continue reading

Malcolm Knox’s pretty average use of batting stats


Malcolm Knox has invented his own metric. Oh dear.

Knox starts this piece with a bang: “WARNING: the following contains material that may offend those who don’t eat cricket statistics for breakfast, or those who think Test cricket only started in the 1990s.”

Well, that list of offended parties at least makes a start. Can we add those who may not eat statistics for breakfast or any other meal, but do have a passing understanding of them? Continue reading