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Theres a lot been made of Steve Finn and, as somebody who was very similar, I felt sorry for him a little bit, Harmison told Sky Sports.[Stuart] Broad and Anderson had done so well against Sri Lanka that he was coming on after these two gems had bowled, he was coming back from injury and he never really got the chance to have a long bowl.He seems to be somebody who needs a good, long bowl consistently and when youve got Broad and Anderson blowing teams away, to get that on the international stage is harder.Hell have wanted to bowl a bit better than he did but I wouldnt be looking too much into it. I thought he did okay. No team has every single player play well all the time because if you did teams would be bowled out for 20 and youd go out and bat and get 800!Steve Finn will get better and better and better, hes a big player on the big stage for England and he needs to be backed and allowed to bowl. Simple as that, let him bowl and let him play. Finn should be given time to rediscover his form, according to Harmison One issue that was picked up on during the series against Sri Lanka was that, particularly in the first two Tests, Finns pace was significantly lower than has become expected from him.Harmison argues that Finn should be given the time to regain his form and confidence but says it is not as simple as just running in and trying to bowl quickly.People look too much into it, I think theyre wrong to try and put pressure on the kid, added the 2005 Ashes winner.Hes a big part of England being the team that they want to be - he has to be. Its easy for people to say - and I had it throughout my career - just go up and bowl fast, thats easier said than done, especially when youre a little bit low on confidence and youre not sure exactly what the ball is doing.Hes got to find a way to get into a spell, get through a spell, into his next spell, get through a day and steadily build his confidence up that way. When he does that and Ive no doubt he will because hes a class performer, Steve Finn will start taking fives and sixes, no problem at all.Like Finn, Chris Woakes has had to deal with his fair share of criticism when playing for England in the past but the Warwickshire all-rounder has been in superb form this summer since coming into the team for the injured Ben Stokes. Chris Woakes has impressed Simon Jones since his recall Another member of Englands 2005 Ashes-winning bowling attack, Simon Jones, has been impressed by Woakes and the improvements he has made to his game.The thing that shocked me most about Chris Woakes was that he was the quickest of the lot, said Jones.He was bowling late 80s most of the time, I loved the lines he bowled, he bowled attacking lines, he bowled with discipline and with good rhythm and from where he was, he is looking a very, very good cricketer.Like so many observers, the Welshman has thoroughly enjoyed watching the England bowling attack in recent times and feels that there are few to match it in world cricket.There are a few good attacks around the world, South Africa have a very good attack but England have got to be up there, added Jones.Theyre bowling as a unit, back in 05 we did the same thing. They have boys for different roles and I think thats key. You need variety in the attack and thats what theyve got at the moment.Jimmy and Stuart Broad have been exceptional over the years and they have these young lads coming through which is really exciting for England and the future bodes well.Steve Harmison and Simon Jones were speaking at a PCA England Masters event at Bramhall Cricket Club to help raise money for the 1000 Hearts for Harry charity. Also See: England without Anderson Bairstow can be one of the best Pakistan v England: Story of 2015 Top order of merit [url=http://www.prochiefsauthentic.com/Youth-Harrison-Butker-Elite-Jersey/]Harrison Butker Jersey[/url] . - Josh Sterk scored twice to lead the Oshawa Generals to a 7-1 rout of the Ottawa 67s in Mondays Ontario Hockey League action. [url=http://www.prochiefsauthentic.com/Youth-Damien-Wilson-Elite-Jersey/]Damien Wilson Jersey[/url] . - This is just the warm-up act for 18-year-old William Nylander. 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Other teams in the East added some pieces in the early part of the Draft that will make each win a little harder to get within the Conference. Remember back to Bryan Colangelos first season as GM with a 47 win season? You can win too early. As crazy as that sounds, its true. Truly be honest with your team and organization and always try to evaluate yourself vs. the top four and top eight in the East as well as the top four and top eight in the West this past season. How did you stand up vs. those teams and vs. the non-playoff teams? Obviously, a nice season in the NBA is when you beat who youre capable of beating and the Raps did that with some other fun wins sprinkled in along the way to make it a neat experience. Lots and lots of work still needs to be done for this team/organization to be a contender. Slow and steady wins the Race. 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