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Four Play

by | 14th, January 2005

‘THERE is sports reporting and there is the Sun.

”No sweat”

This is the paper that dares use its back page to tell the world that David Beckham thinks it would be good if Chelsea won the quadruple.

Day-vid does not tell us in Spanish; instead he opts to have another bash at speaking English – and without the need to wear a hat suspiciously covering up his ears.

“It is great for football there are teams going for these sorts of things,” says Dave of the Blues’ assault on four fronts. “And anything is possible.”

Well, not anything, Dave. For starters, it’s almost impossible to get a good, reliable PA is Madrid.

And it’s pretty darn hard for the Sun to mention cricket in its lead story unless England have been annihilated or a player has been caught sticking drugs up his nose.

But, thankfully, the Telegraph does note that England are playing a Test match in South Africa and that Andrew Strauss is fast emerging as one of the country’s greatest ever players.

Yesterday, the Johannesburg-born England opener hit a superb 147 runs as England reached 263 for the loss of four wickets.

This is nothing short of sensational all the more so when the paper reminds us that in his 11 Tests thus far, Strauss has scored 1,202 runs at an average of 63.6 runs an innings.

British sportsmen like Strauss should be applauded loud and long. Here’s a player blessed with studious concentration, talent and

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