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Paul Smith

Paul Smith is a journalist and author from Nottingham and is now based in London. He's a Notts County fan and passionate England national team supporter.

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English Cricket's Winners And Losers From A Memorable Summer
England’s Test summer is finally over but there is little time to rest with decisions to be made ahead of next month’s trip to Sri…
Cricket  / Pietersen Worthy Of Remembering Among Cook Praise
Cook Is The Record-Maker; But Pietersen Should Be Just As Revered
Cook is the record maker, but Pietersen should be just as revered In a video tribute featuring the players who lined up alongside Alastair Cook…
Why Jimmy Anderson Should Be A Contender For The BBC Sports Personality Of The Year
Jimmy Anderson should be a leading contender to claim the most coveted end-of-year prize on offer in British sport – the BBC Sport’s Personality of…
Football  / Assessing The Championship Favourites
Championship Preview: Midlands Clubs Will Lead The Premier League Promotion Charge
The Championship will be as keenly contested as ever once the new season kicks off on Friday, and there are several former Premier League big…
Football  / League One Season Preview
League Season Preview: Relegated Sunderland The Big Draw In Third Tier
Sunderland are this season’s big attraction in League One – these days there always seems to be a fallen giant in the third tier –…
Football  / Sizing Up League Two
League Two Season Preview: Four Frontrunners Looking To Turn Despair Into Delight
Of the four sides promoted from League Two last season, three had suffered recent play-off despair, while another was just relegated. Those ingredients could produce…
Cricket  / England Need Rashid...
Forget The Controversy €“ England Need Adil Rashid To Beat India
England have made the right call by recalling Adil Rashid. The interests of the national team are the most important thing – and Rashid can…
Football  / Ex-Chelsea Legend Makes Managerial Debut
Measured Frank Lampard Looks At Home In The Dugout
While the England side he once represented with such distinction painstakingly played their way to defeat in the World Cup Third Place Playoff, Frank Lampard…
Cricket  / We Could See Root Back To His Best
Finally! Joe Root€™s First Century Of The Summer Could Prove Career-Defining
Joe Root has just scored arguably his most important century ever, now he must build on it and prove he is the world class player…
Cricket  / Pressure Mounts On Morgan
Why Eoin Morgan Needs To Step Up Or Risk World Cup Axe
Nobody can doubt the outstanding progress made by England in the three years since a catastrophic World Cup performance in Australia and New Zealand. But…
Cricket  / England Look To Edge Out India
Expect Fireworks As England And India Battle It Out For World Cup Favourites Tag
Following the heartbreak of England’s semi-final exit at the World Cup in Russia, it now falls on the nation’s cricketers to extend the summer of…
Cricket  / It's Getting Ugly For England
Test Arrogance Must Stop - England Cricket Aren't Very Good
There remains a feeling of arrogance around English Test cricket – but that has to stop now. It must dawn on the current crop of…
Cricket  / Three Players Who Can Inspire Pakistan
Mohammad Amir And The Key Players Who Can Inspire Pakistan Against England
England will be looking to kick-start the Joe Root era with a series victory over Pakistan, but there are some seriously talented cricketers in their…
Cricket  / The England Players To Watch This Summer
Ben Stokes And The England Players Facing A Make Or Break Summer
It’s almost time for the talking to stop, meaning England can get on with attempting to banish their winter woes. On Thursday at Lord’s, the…
The Return Of Jos Buttler: Ed Smith€™s Bold Move Is The Right Call For Pakistan Test
Much is the same, but there remains a feeling of surprise following the release of England’s first Test squad of the summer. It’s the first…
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