Who’d be a cricket pundit? England slated for “only” getting 332 all out, then Australia fold their tent for a lowly 160. Phil Tufnell, who knows a thing or two about turning sides over at The Oval, reckoned his Gran could get it to turn on that pitch. And the Aussies haven’t got a recognised spinner in their side.
Trouble is, most folks won’t be seeing the action, unless they’re at the match, or paying Rupe’s troops for the dubious privilege of letting Sky into their houses. Why so?
All too straightforward: Lord Tesco flogged the rights to the bidder with the most amply stuffed wallet, and that bidder was Rupe. So cricket is now on a sound financial footing, but few are watching. And the football season has already started, so youngsters have something else to distract them.
Not something to inspire a new generation of players, then.
Friday, 21 August 2009
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