Paul Collingwood retires from test cricket!

First thing I’s like to say is; thank you Paul Collingwood; firstly for the great contribution you have made to English test cricket; secondly for realising now is the right time to retire from test cricket at the age of 34 to give younger players a chance at test level! Collingwood has made a total of 4246 runs in 67 test matches and a highest score of 206 in the second Ashes test at Adelaide in 2006. Collingwood also took 16 wickets in the 58 innings that he bowled in, a true all rounder and England legend! He will however remain Twenty20 captain and also play for England in one day matches so we should still see Collingwood play in the upcoming world cup if selected, which hopefully England can win to add to the Ashes and Twenty20 world cup honours!

Liverpool on the other hand, what a disgraceful display, losing 3 – 1 to Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park. Liverpool never looked like they were in the game as they found themselves 2 – 0 down at half-time and 3 – 0 within an hour of play. Steven Gerrard grabbed a late consolation goal but it was too little too late for Liverpool as chants of “you’re going to be sacked in the morning” aimed at Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson rang around the ground. Surely at this point, Hodgson’s position has become untenable. I believe that NESV have no option but to relieve Hodgson before he drags the Reds down with him, the man may have the support of the players but he certainly doesn’t have the support of the fans and accusing the fans of not supporting their team didn’t help his position. never accuse of Liverpool supporter of not being behind the team!

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