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Is replacing a successful coach the hardest job in sport?

There are two types of coaches: the one who has been sacked, and the one yet to be. That begs the question as to why anyone would want such a position. Beneath the perpetual...

The revolution will be televised: The Hundred begins to take shape

The Hundred is an action-packed, unmissable new 100-ball cricket competition that will put you on the edge of your seat.” So says the official website for The Hundred, a tournament which has polarised opinions...

Players to watch at the T20 World Cup Qualifiers

The ICC Twenty20 World Cup Qualifier gets underway on October 18, and will feature 14 teams competing in the United Arab Emirates. The top six teams will join Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in the...

Liverpool FC: A bastion of invincibility?

My idea was to build Liverpool into a bastion of invincibility. You know, Napoleon had that idea and he conquered the bloody world. And that’s what I want – for Liverpool to be untouchable....

Australia retain Ashes in a thriller

For the first time in 18 years, Australia have claimed the Ashes on English soil. In yet another thrilling finish, the English tail fought valiantly before the tourists finally secured a 2-1 series lead...

Old Trafford shapes up as the ultimate Test

It’s said that players learn more from defeat than victory. This is originally written by The Roar’s Tom Simon. And there will be plenty to learn about this current crop of Australian cricketers when...

Stokes revives Ashes with extraordinary match-winning ton

An extraordinary century by England all-rounder Ben Stokes last night breathed life back into this Ashes as the hosts levelled the series 1-1. The article is written by The Roar’s Ronan O’Connell. In an...

England’s captain is the Root of their problems

England showed areas of improvement at Lord’s but one fact remains: they still trail one-nil. The article was written by The Roar’s Glenn Mitchell. To win back the Ashes, England must win the series....

Australia’s unlucky XI from the 2000s golden era

Australia were the Test team to beat for the majority of the 2000s. Iconic names such as Matthew Hayden, Ricky Ponting, Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath decimated all comers, but there were a lot...

A huge leap of faith

“There will be no parade for our play-off win. The parades are for when you win something really big. We’re Aston Villa, we have parades when we win leagues and cups.” So read the...