I'm middle class. But I'm hard. Al dente if you will.
You should spend more time in the water, said Mrs Dente to her son Al.
Have they made England better? Yes. In that, when you take the field miles from home, and see a swathe of fans who have spent good money travelling there to see you play and made a heap of sacrifices in the process, and who have proved their support through thick and a whole heap of thin, you better try your bollocks off, and in recent years, most of them have. Coaching, preparation etc is of course more important, but from Chittagong to Chennai, Ahmedabad to Adelaide, the Barmy Army have kept them honest. And as this series has proved, they've made watching England, in the ground and on TV, more entertaining.