I'm an England fan and am concerned about the recent attitude of the team, especially after listening to a podcast of Peter Moores being interviewed by Pat Gibson.
I have always thought that cricket was about batting, bowling and fielding better than the opposition. It seems though that the manager and certain players, notably Prior and Collingwood, have forgotten this. They seem to confuse playing aggressively with childish tricks involving sweets (how that one backfired!) and constant verbal abuse.
I would far prefer the team to concentrate on creating a hostile atmosphere through top level performances than by getting sidetracked in this way. If this current obsession with playing cricket with the mouth continues, I don't see England ever getting close to their aim of being the top Test-playing team.
Does anyone else feel this way too? I have, as you'll notice, avoided any reference to sporting values - a whole topic of its own.