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Rob Steen is a sportswriter and senior lecturer in sports journalism at the University of Brighton. His latest book, Floodlights and Touchlines: A History of Spectator Sport, will be published in the summer of 2014
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The Phoenix factor

Jul 31, 2013: Do Michael Clarke's beleaguered company have it in their loins and hearts to call on the spirit of 1937?

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Unassuming Bell begins to growl

Jul 17, 2013: He has always possessed skill and style but his recent success is owed to cussedness and patience

Rob Steen

Bopara and the cultural conundrum

Jul 3, 2013: Why does Britain still await its first batting star of Asian stock?

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Contempt and disrespect

Jun 19, 2013: They're the flavour of the season in cricket, but while players are pulled up for various deeds of misconduct, administrators get away

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Farewell, Tim May

Jun 6, 2013: May's greatest achievement in his decade at FICA was to oblige administrators to take some of the players' concerns seriously

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Let's copy the women, shall we?

Jun 5, 2013: Women's Ashes will be contested over three formats this year. Why not base a men's championship along those lines?

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The perils of scoffing at failure

May 22, 2013: Excessive success can destroy inhibition, and hence the capacity for shame

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A classic turns fifty

May 9, 2013: A passionate expression of CLR James' love for an imperialist game, the book was rooted in a quest to rid the world of racism and class oppression

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Where do we draw the line on Twitter outbursts?

Apr 24, 2013: Increasingly, if a tad incongruously, words are arousing as much fury as misdeeds

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Make the shortest format two-innings a side

Apr 14, 2013: Bring Test cricket's great strength to cricket's money-making format

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Are we in a golden age of cricket writing?

Apr 3, 2013: There are no Carduses around, but that's no bad thing. There's more variety and perspective in coverage today

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Were the good old days really better?

Mar 20, 2013: Let's break it down to a few parameters and try to make an objective analysis

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Time for Pup to unleash the mongrel

Mar 6, 2013: Come the English summer and the Ashes, Michael Clarke could do worse than look back to 1989 and get some of that Border-Waugh mojo working

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Sarah Taylor, superstar

Feb 20, 2013: The time will come for female cricketers. Just you wait and see

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Frank Keating and the art of grace and affection

Feb 6, 2013: They don't make them like him anymore; blame the nature of modern sports media

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What pop music can teach cricket

Jan 23, 2013: Is the paying public interested in the cricket the ICC is putting out?

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My 2013 wishlist

Jan 9, 2013: More Tests, a better New Zealand, more power to Kallis, and Dravid for ICC chairman

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Bent Arms and Dodgy Pitches

Behind the facade of England's fifties

Dec 29, 2012: A new book looks at the less-than-pleasant backdrop to England's dominance in the post-war years

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Salute the messenger

Dec 25, 2012: In a year of great performances, let's not forget the brave efforts of Tony Palladino in outing fixing in county cricket

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Being undroppable

Dec 12, 2012: A legend agonises over his life's quandaries

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