Gareth Southgate has confirmed his 26 man squad he expects to secure World Cup qualification next week. So what does this squad tell us; The field is narrowing– Nobody was … Continue Reading England Squad Takeaways
There are calls from Glasgow for Celtic’s Scott Sinclair to be called up for England. Over the years plenty of Scots have made it by playing in England from Dennis Law … Continue Reading Heading north of the border
On Thursday Gareth Southgate names the squad he hopes confirm England World Cup qualification. With a lengthy injury list (Rose, Lallana, Welbeck, Clynne, Antonio, Heaton, Barkley, Drinkwater, Chalobah & Shaw) … Continue Reading 5 Possible surprise call ups
Winners: Leeds United That’s how you respond to your first defeat of the season- knock a premiership club out of a cup! Leeds have a recent habit of beating Premier … Continue Reading EFL Cup Winners & Losers round 3
Back in pre-season I ranked England’s centre back options, 2 months on things have been shaken up for the better with Phil Jones much improved and some promising young defenders … Continue Reading Updated: England’s Centre Back options
Winners Jamaal Lascelles 2 goals in 2 games and leading a stiffening defence. Young and improving and a team captain. England call up next month? John Stones It’s been some … Continue Reading England’s winners and losers Premier League week 5
The personnel changes but the result remains the same, Liverpool dominate the ball but can’t score, at the other end they can’t defend in the air and concede goals. In … Continue Reading Leicester 2-0 Liverpool: Shinji & Slimani down Reds.
15 years ago the League Cup was in trouble, the games were being played by Premier League development squads and there was nervous talk of the competition losing its UEFA … Continue Reading The Fall and Rise of the EFL Cup
The blocked pathway- How the Premier League is failing young players, England and its own Champions League ambitions
This week in the Premier League only 65 English players started games that’s 29.5% last week it was 64. It’s a shocking yet predictable statistic. It gets worse- those numbers … Continue Reading The blocked pathway- How the Premier League is failing young players, England and its own Champions League ambitions
So far this Arsenal have won all their home games and lost both their away matches without scoring and given their record at Stamford Bridge this looked a home banker, … Continue Reading Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal: Wenger proves a point
As Roy Hodgson prepares to re-enter the dugout with Crystal Palace how did his England predecessors get on when they left Wembley? Bobby Robson Unlike his successors Robson had already … Continue Reading Life after England
4 Games & 77 Days! That’s how long Frank De Boer lasted at Crystal Palace. De Boer was brought in to oversee the transition of Palace from a kick and … Continue Reading De Boer sacking an act of Premier League madness- but it might just work.
It was fitting in 2016 that Claudio Ranieri invited opera tenor Andrea Bocelli to sing Nessun Dorma at Leicester City’s title party, here was English footballs ultimate feel good story … Continue Reading World Cup memories- Italia ’90 part 1 England’s dark age
With the likes of Argentina, Italy & Holland facing a battle to qualify here’s some blasts from the past that prove no team is too big to fail… England 1974 … Continue Reading The Worst World Cup Qualification Cock-ups
There was an air of nervousness about the English in the build up to this game. With Slovakia only 2 points behind England but 4 clear of Slovenia & Scotland … Continue Reading England 2-1 Slovakia: Rashford puts England on match point in qualifying quest.
1. Hart is still number 1…for now Like a lot of fans I’m disappointed Southgate didn’t pick Jack Butland, but not entirely surprised. Southgate has just lost 119 caps with … Continue Reading England v Malta takeaways