...departure. And excuse me if I'm not shocked at it either, it seems a surprise to some that history has repeated itself and Kevin Pietersen has been told to sling his hook.
...Root. Yet again another England bowler stood on the podium collecting the man of the match award after skittling New Zealand out when they would have been in that position if Joe root hadn't saved England from a batting collapse.
...this series thumping. Has there ever been a team to come to these shores and be on the end of such a shellacking in a test match series?
...not to lose. Andrew Strauss needed a carrot to dangle in front of the Sri Lankan batsmen to get a result at Lords' but chose to bat on and on and on, seemingly scared his bowlers would give it up in extras.
...and a lot of the time it ends in a whimper. So statistically England's greatest captain Michael Vaughan, with no real chance of an international comeback, announced his immediate retirement from cricket.
...KP saying well take positives from this" or "we'll learn from this" after both test matches and ODI's over the next...well will it be few years or will it be shorter than that.
...was there to shore up the batting. Those four runs he scored in twenty odd minutes could make the real difference in the end.
...for courses. The loss to South Africa more resembled a donkey derby. Vaughan isn't the only one who is confused dot com.
England did their best to wind the Indian bowlers up to make sure they lost the latest test match and now have to win at the Oval to avoid Michael Vaughan's first series loss on home soil.
England's cricket team almost snatched defeat from the jaws of victory as they beat the West Indies to take the series with a 2-0 lead.
Picking Michael Vaughan for England was justified with his hundred but he should have come back no matter what but David beckham should not have been recalled for the football side as the McClown has done.
England cricket coach Duncan Fletcher has finally done the honourable thing and fallen on his sword. Yes he did some good things for the national team but he was responsible for the fall as well.
England's humilating exit in the Cricket World Cup after a thrashing by South Africa is probably the best thing that could happen.