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  • Ralf S Ralf S Aug 26, 2011 11:30 Flag

    Congrats Arsenal


    The point is that England is the #1 team in the world and not by accident.

    Do you know that they have won more games under Flower and Strauss than in the entire decade of the 1980s? A period where Boycott, Gooch, Gower and Botham played, players who most people would say were 'greats' and who would get voted into an all time team ahead of their rivals from today's team. Botham v Bresnan or Broad and Boycott/Gooch v Strauss/Cook?

    Thus the team performance may include fantastic individual efforts, but the sum of the whole is what counts.

    Dravid is probably the batsman I most enjoy watching (although Bell runs him close), but his efforts cannot make a disjointed Indian team perform ad England never let them.

    My friends all tell me that Utd won the PL with the least talented team for years, last season.

    I don't see it that way, we won by 9 points and great individual performances are not mutually exclusive to great team performances.