For Harry, England and St George!
More than 50 years after England’s finest hour in football when it won the World Cup, our expectations of the national team have headed as far downwards as the fortunes of the country’s industrial base since 1966.
Rooting for the captain Down Under
England cricket captain Joe Root has many qualities that headhunters in the business world would struggle to find in a single candidate: talented, confident, tactical, determined to a degree just the right side of stubborn and ready to turn on the aggression when needed.
The pride of Lions
British and Irish rugby fans may be forgiven for celebrating as though the Lions had won the June-July series against New Zealand. A win apiece, with a thrilling 15-15 draw in the final match, will have exceeded most expectations of the Lions, however impressive their form nowadays under coach Warren Gatland.
An Inflated View of their Worth
Footballers probably don’t worry too much about inflation. Top players are fabulously wealthy and their demand for most goods and services is relatively inelastic. But even the ‘beautiful game’ is distorted by inflation when you look at the effect it has on the eye-watering transfer fees paid to soccer superstars.
It’s Just Not Cricket
Cricket lovers across the globe will admit that the game of cricket has changed forever. Gone are the memories of donning the whites and whitening our boots in preparation for the new season. Instead, we now have a kaleidoscope of colours on the field and a cacophony of sounds of cheerleaders and fans at the international 20/20 matches.