Well done Mr Atherton, not that he cares what I think.
Amid all the mental goings on in the press, Atherton stands alone as a calming influence.
Amongst the comments posted below is article was a team including something like three debutants. Wishful thinking indeed. Everyone from WG Grace to Mark Ramprakash has been mentioned. Poor Ramps, i wish he'd just retire so we didn't have to go through this every 5 minutes. The bloke has a TERRIBLE test record, to say nothing of his age. He was a very fine player down the order against Australia, occasionally. The greatest unfulfilled talent of my time watching cricket (he's more my era than Hick).
Anyway, good work Atherton. Shame it's in the Times