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Evil v Good, day 4: Match skitters to a conclusion

We’re pitting an England XI comprising the players we invested in the most against an Antagonists XI using International Cricket Captain’s ‘All Time Greats’ mode. England made 202 runs and lost four wickets on day three. It was very boring and far and away their most successful day. Australia still lead by six runs. Paul Collingwood and Andy Flintoff are at the crease. Morning session Don’t get ahead of yourselves. Darren Gough is batting at eight. Flintoff batted quite zes...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, Johnson, Shane Warne, Steve Smith, Paul Collingwood, Collingwood, James Anderson, Matt Prior, Anderson, Monty Panesar, Steve Harmison, Mitchell, Flintoff, Don


Evil v Good, day 2: Australia capitalise

We’re pitting an England XI comprising the players we invested in the most against an Antagonists XI using International Cricket Captain’s ‘All Time Greats’ mode. Day one was a colossal and predictable catastrophe for England. Australia resume on 50-1. Morning session Jimmy Anderson opens the bowling and Matthew Hayden hits him for four. Steve Harmison bowls to Ricky Ponting at the other end. Harmy appeals for LBW against Hayden but it pitched about a foot outside leg. Tha...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, Steve Smith, Jimmy Anderson, Steve, Jason Gillespie, Adam Gilchrist, Anderson, Monty Panesar, Steve Waugh, Glenn Mcgrath, Ricky Ponting, Steve Harmison, England Australia, Flintoff


Evil v Good, day 1: England fail to impose themselves

We’re pitting an England XI comprising the players we invested in the most against an Antagonists XI using International Cricket Captain’s ‘All Time Greats’ mode. Before we start, it’s worth having a very quick Sim Series recap because a lot of these players have already played this format. We’ve played two 1990s-est Ashes Tests (and let’s be honest, this is a very similar thing again). Notable performances from those matches include Graeme Hick top scoring in both innings of the first m...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, Gillespie, Johnson, Shane Warne, Paul Collingwood, Jason Gillespie, Collingwood, James Anderson, Adam Gilchrist, Matt Prior, Anderson, Monty Panesar, Steve Waugh, Mitchell Johnson


The Realm’s England XI – 6. Andy Flintoff

We’re picking an England XI comprising the players we invested in the most. It’s easy to overthink these things. Let’s not fall into that trap. Andy Flintoff – and he was best back when he was Andy – was a cricketer we loved. It seems important with hindsight that Flintoff was on the fringes for so long early in his career. He made his Test debut in 1998 but didn’t really do anything much until 2002. In that time he promised a lot. This is the way it works best. You get a better...
Tags: England, Sex, India, South Africa, Andrew Flintoff, Ben Stokes, Andy Flower, Ian Botham, Flintoff, Andy, Andy Flintoff


On This Day in 2007: ‘Fredalo’ disrupts England’s World Cup campaign

Andrew Flintoff quite literally made a splash at the Cricket World Cup ahead of England's group game against Canada on March 18, 2007. The all-rounder, then 29, was famously involved in a drunken escapade with a pedalo that cost him the England vice-captaincy. Here, 13 years on, the PA news agency looks at the bizarre events in St Lucia dubbed “Fredalo”, and how Flintoff rebuilt his reputation both on and off the field.
Tags: England, News, Canada, Cricket, St Lucia, Andrew Flintoff, Flintoff


'I'm just trying to be Ben Stokes' - man of the match plays down Flintoff comparisons

England's Ben Stokes plays down comparisons with former all-rounders Ian Botham and Andrew Flintoff after helping his team beat South Africa in the second Test.
Tags: England, South Africa, Cricket, Andrew Flintoff, Ben Stokes, Ian Botham, Flintoff


England should drop 'anyone' to have Archer at World Cup - Flintoff

Former captain Andrew Flintoff says he would drop "anyone" from England's World Cup squad to include all-rounder Jofra Archer.
Tags: England, News, Archer, Andrew Flintoff, Flintoff


Criticism of West Indies by Boycott & Flintoff 'disrespectful'

Criticism of West Indies by ex-England players is "completely unwarranted", says West Indies Cricket chief executive Johnny Grave.
Tags: England, Cricket, West Indies, Flintoff, West Indies Cricket


Boycott and Flintoff's criticism of West Indies 'borderline disrespectful' - chief executive

Criticism of West Indies by ex-England players is "completely unwarranted", says West Indies Cricket chief executive Johnny Grave.
Tags: England, News, West Indies, Flintoff, West Indies Cricket


Criticism of West Indies by ex-England players Boycott & Flintoff 'disrespectful'

Criticism of West Indies by ex-England players is "completely unwarranted", says West Indies Cricket chief executive Johnny Grave.
Tags: England, Cricket, West Indies, Flintoff, Boycott, West Indies Cricket


Flintoff: Top Gear 'like getting picked for England'

Andrew Flintoff says he can't wait to start presenting the new series.
Tags: England, News, Andrew Flintoff, Flintoff


From Ashes hero to Top Gear host: Flintoff the career chameleon

From Ashes-winning hero to one-time boxing champ, bug-eating king of the jungle and now Top Gear host. Has the 40-year-old career chameleon done it all?
Tags: Sport, Top Gear, Flintoff


Paddy McGuinness and Andrew Flintoff to host BBC's Top Gear

Take Me Out host and former cricketer will replace Matt LeBlanc on the motoring showPaddy McGuinness and Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff will host Top Gear from next year, the BBC has confirmed.The Take Me Out host and the former cricketer will take over from Matt LeBlanc, who earlier this year announced he was leaving the motoring show after four series. Continue reading...
Tags: Television, Media, UK News, Bbc, Culture, Television & radio, Television industry, Factual TV, Top Gear, BBC Two, Andrew Flintoff, Flintoff, Matt Leblanc, Andrew, McGuinness, Paddy McGuinness


Top Gear: McGuinness and Flintoff announced as new hosts

Paddy McGuinness and Andrew "Freddie" Flintoff are announced as new hosts of the driving show.
Tags: UK, News, Flintoff, McGuinness, Paddy McGuinness, Andrew Freddie Flintoff


Top Gear TV gains McGuinness and Flintoff

BBC confirms presenter switch-up as Matt LeBlanc stands down. Chris Harris remains but Rory Reid will focus on Extra Gear responsibilities
Tags: Bbc, Flintoff, Chris Harris, Matt Leblanc, McGuinness, Rory Reid


Stokes 'not the same' since trial - Flintoff

England all-rounder Ben Stokes is "not the same" player as before his trial for affray, says former England captain Andrew Flintoff.
Tags: England, Cricket, Ben Stokes, Stokes, Flintoff


12 questions about that 2019 Cricket World Cup video where Freddie Flintoff sings and a bunch of people follow him

Having consulted the calendar and seen that it’s 2018, the ICC have released a promotional video for the 2019 World Cup. It stars Freddie Flintoff (definitely Freddie and not Andrew or Andy in this instance) and you can find it on YouTube here. We have a bunch of questions about it. Is this what Fred does now? Flintoff also did a song for the football world cup and it was both incredible and bad. Apparently that was just practice, which explains why this particular world cup music video is...
Tags: UK, England, London, Sex, Cctv, Icc, Andrew Flintoff, Freddie Flintoff, Charlotte Edwards, Oval, Extras, Flintoff, Kumar Sangakkara, Andy, Daily News, George


England World Cup song by Freddie Flintoff to tune of 'Rasputin' is... interesting

Just when you were feeling ever so slightly positive about the England national team heading into a World Cup for the first time in decades, an unofficial tournament "anthem" comes along to dash all that good will in one fell swoop. At the behest of a poker website, former cricketer Andrew "Freddie" Flintoff has joined forces with Kaiser Chiefs lead singer Ricky Wilson to create an absolute stinker of an England World Cup song. Lifting heavily from a Boney M classic, "Rasputin Rebooted" is loose...
Tags: England, Football, Sport, FIFA World Cup, Harry Kane, Freddie Flintoff, Blog Post, Blog - The Toe Poke, Flintoff, Andrew, Ricky Wilson, Kaiser Chiefs, Rasputin


'Nonsense only three players knew' - Flintoff on ball-tampering scandal

It is "absolute nonsense" that only three Australia players knew about the ball-tampering scandal, says ex-England captain Andrew Flintoff.
Tags: England, Australia, Sport, Flintoff


Jamie Carragher spitting row: Flintoff and Savage on being in the public eye

Petrified on public transport, on alert in the bar - how do celebrity sport stars deal with being in the public eye?
Tags: News, Jamie Carragher, Flintoff


'Grown men have sat on me on the train' - Flintoff & Savage on perils of public confrontation

Petrified on public transport, on alert in the bar - how do celebrity sport stars deal with being in the public eye?
Tags: Football, Flintoff


Australia player-by-player; Going at it home and away - final Ashes notes

Steve Smith said that he felt the series turned on Nathan Lyon's run out of James Vince on the first afternoon at Brisbane. The city was unseasonably cool, the Gabba pitch one England would have knelt down in prayer for, low and sluggish and about as typical of Queensland as Julian Assange. Vince was on 83 and cruising like a rich granny, England 143-2, ahead for the first and, as it turned out, last time. Smith was right, Brisbane was England's chance. How fleeting it was, and how suddenly it w...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, Queensland, Bt Sport, Sydney, Brisbane, Ecb, Melbourne, Warner, Smith, Ian Bell, Perth, David Warner, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc


Ponting, Pietersen, Bradman, Boycott? Pick your all-time Ashes XI

Bradman or Ponting? Botham or Flintoff? Lillee or Thomson? Pick your all-time Ashes XI.
Tags: Sport, Flintoff, THOMSON, Botham, Ponting, Lillee, Ponting Pietersen Bradman Boycott


Ashes 2017-18: Pick your all-time Ashes XI

Bradman or Ponting? Botham or Flintoff? Lillee or Thomson? Pick your all-time Ashes XI.
Tags: News, Flintoff, THOMSON, Botham, Ponting, Lillee


Ashes 2017-18: Pick your all-time Ashes XI

Bradman or Ponting? Botham or Flintoff? Lillee or Thomson? Pick your all-time Ashes XI.
Tags: Cricket, Flintoff, THOMSON, Botham, Ponting, Lillee


Current England Test side are 'our best ever' - Flintoff

Former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff says the current Test side are the "best team we've ever had" and backs them to win the Ashes.
Tags: England, Cricket, Andrew Flintoff, Flintoff


Current England Test side is 'our best ever' - Flintoff

Former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff says the current Test side is the "best team we've ever had" and backs them to win the Ashes
Tags: England, Cricket, Andrew Flintoff, Flintoff


Flintoff and Allott take Lancashire roles

Former England captain Andrew Flintoff will join Lancashire's board while Paul Allott is to be the club's new director of cricket.
Tags: England, Cricket, Andrew Flintoff, Lancashire, Flintoff, Allott, Paul Allott


“You don’t see Alastair Cook drop too many”

Alastair Cook drop (via ECB) So said Michael Vaughan after Cook had shelled an easy one early on. Where has he been looking? We’ve always felt like he drops a fair few – although maybe not by Vaughan’s own almost criminally low catching standards. We wouldn’t go so far as to say that Cook’s a bad slip fielder. If we were called upon to deliver a one-word appraisal of his ability, we’d go with ‘serviceable’. Maybe people have now seen him catch so many that they forget all the misses and assume ...
Tags: England, Cook, Sex, Alastair Cook, Michael Vaughan, Charles Davis, West Indies, England cricket news, Ben Stokes, Vaughan, Flintoff, Cook England


Mental health issues should not be viewed as 'stigma' - Flintoff

Former England cricketer Andrew Flintoff, who has suffered from depression, says the word "stigma" should not be used when discussing mental health issues.
Tags: England, Sport, Andrew Flintoff, Flintoff