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Is Freddie great?

Is Andrew (Freddie) Flintoff a “great” cricketer? Yes, I think so. Why? Because I’m gutted he’s retired. Others come and go, quality players, many of them., but I will miss the “wow” factor, the hope he inspired, the magic of … Continue reading

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How to build a winning team

Behind¬†every winning team is a great coach. For example, England’s cricket team has just won the one day series against Australia in 2010. Australia are the side to beat. So how did England do it? Their coach, Andy Flower, is … Continue reading

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How to get the best out of a defeat

Congratulations to England on winning the cricket one day series against arch rivals Australia! But Australia are the ones to watch to learn plenty about winning. They hate losing! They never give up. Their form is below par at the … Continue reading

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How to overcome defeat quickly

Step one: stop pretending! Denial is our first resort when we lose. ” We were robbed…” No, actually we were not good enough. “Pretending” sounds like a child’s game, but most of us play it. Let’s face reality. It is … Continue reading

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Former champions “crash out”

By using emotive words such as “crash out” we magnify failure beyond what it actually is. No, they just lost one more game and omitted to qualify like most of the others. We do the same with success, absolutely glorifying … Continue reading

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