Why do the media expect so much? "It was a wonderful game of cricket, if you were a neutral," Lloyd said to Agnew. I'm not a neutral but I thought it was a wonderful game of cricket, but then I can see all sportsmen as human beings. I don't expect anything from them. I do want to see England win things but to be going on endlessly at them for not achieving what you want is a waste of time.
I think the England cricket team all deserve medals for putting up with media and national expectations, because I'm afraid it's not about cricket or football or tennis or athletics any more. So we are not the best in the world, what's the problem? There is no problem, just one simple fact: there is no longer a British empire. Long live being a sportsman, enjoying your sport without expectations from anyone else except yourself.
KEVIN PETER NOLAN