Ramsey's form for Arsenal down to Piers Morgan, and now the England cricket team get inspired

Piers Morgan

Is Piers Morgan a marvel of motivational tooling ... or just a tool? You decide.

Piers Morgan is certainly one of the more opinionated public figures out there - and he certainly divides opinion with what he says.

In my opinion for instance, his Tweets on the draconian gun laws in the United States are full of incite and truth - I back him to the hills on that no doubt.

On sport however, I suppose he is just your typical fan.

A massive lover of cricket and of his beloved Arsenal FC he perhaps says things at times that just spring to mind - with little or no thought to what he is actually saying.

But being a master of spin - he always has a good way to justify his comments.

For instance, in the past he was certainly a member of the #WengerOut brigade - he would not deny that himself.

But he was also a member of the Aaron Ramsey ‘anti-appreciation’ society. Again I sympathise here, if Arsenal fans are honest the majority were also anti-Ramsey 18 months ago.

I once made a sweeping statement that they should let him go and just bring Denilson back from a loan spell … now I hope that has been deleted from the archives!

However I doubt any of us would, sarcastically or not, claim that our Ramsey criticism inspired him to this recent rejuvenation.

But Morgan does, of course with his tongue firmly in cheek.

But now he has moved on - with the England cricket team the latest to be spurred on by his odd motivational techniques.

He is out in Melbourne at the moment taking in the fourth Ashes test, of what is now a dead series after the spanking our boys have been handed out recently.

Morgan has been one of the more stinging critics of what has been a below-par Ashes display so far - questioning the bravery and commitment of the team.

Today however he got to pad up and face an over from one of the fastest and most aggressive bowlers ever to have played the game - and Brett Lee gave him the full Mitchell Johnson treatment.

Although Lee seemed to bowl several no-balls throughout the mini-session, Morgan managed to get his bat to absolutely none of the deliveries - although his arm, head, ribs and various other body parts certainly made impact.

But he reckons his bravery in stepping up to face an onslaught from Brett Lee inspired England to what has been their best day down under in the series - reducing Australia to 164/9 at the close of play, with a 91 run lead over their hosts.

First Ramsey, now the England cricket team what next Piers? Arsenal silverware?

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