Flintoffs Ashes New Look

As you can see, Flintoffs Ashes has undergone something of a dramatic refurb over the last couple of days. I’d figured it was time for a bit of a freshen up and after breaking the database thought now was as good a time as any to do it. After all, how else were we supposed to celebrate Lord Freds glorious 9 runs against the Saffers today?

If you’re reading this via RSS, you need to get your butt over here and have a look around otherwise you’ll miss out on features such as the spiffing new front page, the cricket videos, the clever captions and..ermm..well everything else.

Talking of RSS, we’re trying to make life easier for you to subscribe to Flintoffs Ashes. You need never miss a single post (i.e. our monthly output) by getting it delivered straight to your inbox. That’s right! Just fill in your email address in that handy little form at the top and – bosh – latest posts hand delivered to your inbox and, let’s face it, who doesn’t hand a personal hand job?

Not only that but you can get all the latest comments and posts through your feed reader with our spanking new FeedBurner account (which replaces the old, slightly naused up FeedBurner account). So if you’re using the old feed, drop it in the bin daddio and come on over to the bright side of the street by clicking on one of those little orange buttons.

So what else have we done? Well there’s obviously the new featured video section in the sidebar which currently features Freddies famous bit of sledging from the West Indies Test at Lords’ and there’s going to be a new feature launched in the next few weeks called Twatter. We’re just ironing out some of the bugs at the moment.

There’s bound to be some teething problems as the new system beds in so if you see anything amiss, please feel sure to drop us a line and we’ll try to fix it. For example some of the older cricket videos might not work anymore but we’re too lazy to look we haven’t had a chance to check all of the old posts.

On top of all that I’m also looking at opening Flintoffs Ashes up to guest writers. Do you have something to say about the state of English cricket, world cricket or the price of a pint of Kronenbourg in the Coach and Horses? Whatever you’ve got to say, we’d like to hear it. If you fancy being a contributor to the site, drop us a line.

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7 comments so far

  1. Tony Rivers
    #1

    Like the new look. Glad to see you back blogging again too. Keep it up.

  2. Mike
    #2

    Cheers Tony. Glad you like the new look and I’ll try to blog more regularly for you :)

  3. The Atheist
    #3

    Wow…

    This is amazing. It’s almost like a proper site.

    I#m very jealous.

  4. The Atheist
    #4

    Oh, I love the bit about “guest writers.”

    I can see through that, you lazy bugger. ;)

    I’ve been trying to do that for ages. But people never do…

  5. Mike
    #5

    A “proper site”? Are you suggesting, sir, that it was not a “proper site” before?

    How dare you. How very dare you…

    And as for being lazy? Pah….It’s all about giving cricket fans an opportunity to express their thoughts and opinions. A forum to share their views. A canvass on which they can paint their own cricketing masterpiece. It’s certainly nothing to do with being a lazy bastard.

    Hrumph.

  6. Rich
    #6

    Hi Mike, liking the new look, very smart! I tried the whole “guest” thing as well as I’m struggling for motivation at the moment but it didn’t work for me!

    Hey ho, roll on next summer, some hot weather and a cracking Ashes series worth talking about!

  7. Mike
    #7

    Cheers, Rich. Glad you like the new look. I don’t know how the guest writer thing will work out but you never know, eh?

    Next summer and the Ashes. Yeah, I think that should get both of our respective sets of creative juices bubbling!

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