I’ve been keeping my eye on this blog over the past few weeks, and it’s really enjoyable. Blue and Brown are hacked off with football and, in an attempt to cheer themselves up, have been looking ahead to the first Test against Pakistan:
Andrew Flintoff took 3-4 in a Twenty20 match. This means that he’s still ace and also that he can run around. This is good news.
Pakistan are in the country. That means that Shahid Afridi and Inzamam-ul-Haq are in the country and we’ll get to watch them play cricket. This is also good news.
Ian Bell’s back in the Test team. Pretty much nobody outside of the Bell household (he looks like he lives with his mum, doesn’t he?) will be happy about this, but we are. Ian Bell’s good and still needs a little bit of time. He’s younger than you think. Give him a chance. This is good news really.
Monty Panesar will be playing and not some ‘capable’ spin bowler who just happens to be a batsman really. This is great news.
Despite all the injuries and losing and everything, England’s squad really isn’t all that bad. This is good news.
Writing this list has actually cheered us up a bit. It’s thinking about cricket that does it. Cricket is just fundamentally happy.
We promise we’ll never leave you again, cricket. We’re sorry. Football wasn’t all it was cracked up to be and the stories didn’t have happy endings. There’s a Test match this week and it doesn’t get any better than that.