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How Ben became victim of the wannabe Alastair Campbells

How Ben became victim of the wannabe Alastair Campbells

By LEE HORTON What’s worse, someone who holds an unpopular view or someone who is denied that view by spin merchants who believe they know better? Maybe today we should be asking that question of PSA player Ben Coleman, who sparked a little Twitter skirmish this week when he dared suggest women players don’t deserve [...]

October 19, 2013 Lee Horton Comment 1

MILLMAN: Zaman’s courage deserves the world’s support

MILLMAN: Zaman’s courage deserves the world’s support

COMMENT: By RICHARD MILLMAN HAVING had a couple of days to consider the fall out of the sad news that one of the greatest players of all time, Qamar Zaman, has found it necessary to cancel junior events in Pakistan due to the insidious presence of age fixing, I feel more able to comment. First and [...]

October 19, 2013 Richard Millman Comment 1

ALAN’S BLOG: Chicago disaster a warning to Philly one million dollar dreams

ALAN’S BLOG: Chicago disaster a warning to Philly one million dollar dreams

By ALAN THATCHER This time contracts have been signed. This time the ink is on the deal. This time I believe it might happen. I’m talking about the promise by Drexel University to make the US Open the first million-dollar squash tournament, with equal prize money for men and women. This promise has been made [...]

October 17, 2013 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Comment 2

MILLMAN: Damning verdict on health of world squash

MILLMAN: Damning verdict on health of world squash

We are not a mainstream sport throughout the world In Australia there is hardly a coach earning a full-time living Administrators are sadly impotent Governing bodies make decisions detrimental to the sport England’s “merger” of Squash and Racketball is utterly crazy Relationship between squash and racquetball is disastrous THESE are just a handful of the [...]

October 13, 2013 Richard Millman Comment 4

BLOG: How squash gold can change the world

BLOG: How squash gold can change the world

BLOG: How squash gold can change the world By ALAN THATCHER Should squash make its debut in the 2020 Olympic Games, my fervent wish is that the spread of medals can help to overcome prejudice and social issues in large parts of the world. Just imagine if the 2020 women’s Olympic squash semi-finals featured four [...]

April 8, 2013 Alan Thatcher Alan's Archive, Alan's Blog, Comment, Growing the game, News, World Squash Day 3

BLOG: Give me comedy doubles, not a squash lobotomy

BLOG: Give me comedy doubles, not a squash lobotomy

First published on June 5, 2012 By ALAN THATCHER I love playing doubles. And that’s not just because I’m growing old and slow and need somebody else (like a younger team-mate) to cover three-quarters of the court for me. I’ll make that abundantly clear, before somebody else dives in to make the point! To me, [...]

January 24, 2013 Alan Thatcher Alan's Archive, Alan's Blog, Comment, Fun Stuff, Growing the game, News 6

BLOG: Does London have a squash legacy?

BLOG: Does London have a squash legacy?

The success of the 2012 Olympic Games showcased London as a fabulous host city for major sporting events. From a squash perspective, that’s something we have known for many years, with the Canary Wharf Classic playing to sell-out crowds, following the traditions established by the British Open when it was staged at Wembley in the [...]

August 21, 2012 Alan Thatcher Alan's Archive, Alan's Blog, Coaching and Development, Comment 9