The Dutchman has regularly been praised in the past for a strict no-nonsense style of coaching. But now, as he continues to search for tactical balance, seemingly in vain, that particular aspect of his personality could be what comes back to haunt him.
Even if England qualify by beating Afghanistan and Bangladesh, the later no certainty, they have a huge amount of catching up to do, about 4 years on and off the pitch of catching up condensed into just a couple of weeks. To get past the quarter finals and complete in limited overs cricket in the future. I just hope we see some changes before their next game...
We may not be able to do anything about your age (if only), but we sure can point you in the right direction when it comes to banishing your injury demons and getting back to your best. You turn 40 in December and we hope between now and then to have seen you in that famous green jacket one more time.
Until we desist from ignoring and negating male victims/survivors from discussions of sexual abuse, rape and sexual exploitation, we will continue to keep boys and men silent and take it from me... silence is a potential killer.
The Italian captain is quite simply one of the greatest players of his generation and deserves to be mentioned alongside the likes of Mervyn Davies, Brian Lochore and Hennie Muller as one of the truly great number eights in rugby history.
United played against Sunderland, hoping to return to winning ways after defeat at Swansea and reestablish themselves in their pursuit of a top four finish.
Hearts across the country predicted an English win by 3, based on the character they showed on the road in Cardiff and the flair showcased in both of the opening fixtures it delivered high hopes of a fourth consecutive victory over Ireland. However after eighty minutes of rugby, those hopes were dashed, England were beaten and they were beaten well by an steely Irish side.
Excitement is building as the biggest four days in the calendar arrives for fans of the jumps. Yes, it's nearly that time of the year. The Cheltenham Festival is just nine days away. For those of you who don't follow racing throughout the season, here are five horses to keep your eyes on.
Strength is depth, it is a phrase that we have been itching to be able to use to describe England Rugby for a long time and if I'm brutally honest the words never quite fitted perfectly, instead England had depth but only in pockets, in one or two positions.
In the past few years, the first thing that comes to mind when someone mentions the FA Cup is no longer a David vs Goliath match where the underdog emerges triumphant. It is instead the fact that many of the top teams field an almost different starting XI, resting their key players for the league.
Perhaps more than any other group, athletes have fully embraced sleep as a performance enhancement tool. Top athletes are, of course, all about results. So there's no better place than the world of sports to see the tangible effects of sleep (including pre-game naps) on performance.
As a long-standing Spurs sympathiser, it's faintly disappointing to see them slide their way back out of the top six, but it's hard to seriously argue that it's not deserved.
Will Manchester United secure the future of David de Gea? How many new defenders will it take for them to look competent at the back? Who will be Manchester United's new creative genius in midfield? All pertinent questions. All of which need to be answered, preferably by the start of next season.
Mourinho has the capacity to manipulate the media and to direct the press' attention where he sees fit. It is an attribute that so few top-flight managers possess but in modern football, it can be an essential tool in the coach's artillery.
A 24 hour cycle as part of Team SCA is quite unlike anything I have experienced before. Our 24 hours aren't split clearly into day and night like everybody else's - we instead live as part of a constant process, a finely tuned sailing system, which moves in four-hour sprints.
There is a reason that Steve has managed to achieve such longevity in the industry. His fun, friendly and easy going demeanour means that wrestling stars and hopefuls alike enjoy his company...