With eight South Africans in England’s cricket squad, is it another reflection of the country’s multi-culturalism? Or is nationality a question of identity and not just a matter of convenience?
It’s the last big game of the 2012-13 football season – no, not the Champions League final. Malcolm Boughen looks at the successes and failures among teams who have made it to the Premier League.
There will be no let-up in the cricketing entertainment over the coming months, culminating in the Ashes test series. But before that, erratic England take on an under-estimated New Zealand side.
Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund will contest the European Champions League final at England’s home of football later this month. Why can’t the English match their rivals asks Malcolm Boughen.
England were four wickets down going into the final day of the deciding New Zealand test. But cometh the hour, cometh Matt Prior, the team’s talismanic wicketkeeper-batsman, writes Malcolm Boughen.
The shock decision of former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola to sign with Bayern Munich has left a sour taste in the mouth of English club owners. Malcolm Boughen argues that they had it coming.
After their celebrated victory in India, Malcolm Boughen asks if England’s cricketers can repeat their success against the Australians at the Ashes next summer.
Vindicated after almost a month of inquiries, football referee Mark Clattenburg is to return to work. Channel 4 News writer and football fan Malcolm Boughen asks if we should show him some charity.
Despite England struggling in the European Championships and Team GB’s footballers doing no better at the Olympics, the outlook is good for the Premier League as the new season approaches.
Lionel Messi is the first ever player to score five goals in a single European Champions league match, so has he claimed his place amongst the greats? Lifelong football fan Malcolm Boughen reports.
On Thursday night, the clocks in Samoa will go forward 24 hours – meaning the Pacific island nation will miss the whole of 30 December. Why? Malcolm Boughen takes a look.
Sven-Goran Eriksson walks away from another top football job, with rumours of another big pay-off. Malcolm Boughen reviews a career which does not include failure – or, alas, much major success.
Inflation rates rise again as increases in the price of gas and electricity, combined with higher clothing costs, continue to pile pressure on household incomes.
Thatcher said “there is no such thing as society” – David Cameron wants to build a “stronger society”. Malcolm Boughen looks at how Tory thinking on inner cities has evolved over the last 30 years.
England win the First Test against India at Lord’s by 196 runs, with fast bowler Jimmy Anderson taking five wickets, including that of Sachin Tendulkar.