Part 4 of my 5 part look back at tough groups from World Cup’s gone by, today we journey to the Far East for England’s grudge match with Argentina. Japan/ … Continue Reading World Cup Draw Countdown: The Groups of Death. Japorea 2002: Ibra makes his bow, Pochettino pays the penalty and Beckham’s Revenge
Another tale of tough World Cup groups this time it’s off to America for Jack Charlton’s last big adventure with Ireland. USA 1994- Italy, Ireland, Mexico, Norway How did it … Continue Reading World Cup Draw Countdown- The Groups of Death. USA ’94: Big Jack storms the Big Apple
Part 2 of my look back at those fabled groups of death, this time in 1990. Italy 1990- Group F: England, Holland, Ireland, Egypt How did it go down? In … Continue Reading World Cup Draw Countdown: The Groups of Death. Italia ’90 England vs Ireland vs Holland Round 2
The draw for the 2018 World Cup takes place this Friday with every nation anxious to avoid that great World Cup cliché ‘The Group of Death.’ So here’s a look … Continue Reading World Cup Draw Countdown: The Groups of Death. Mexico 86- Fergie falls foul of Uruguay and the Dynamic Danes
It was to no great surprise this week when West Brom called time on Tony Pulis’ 3 year reign at The Hawthorns. West Brom have been plummeting since they peaked … Continue Reading Pulis Sacking Unsurprising, Allardyce Rumours uninspiring.
It’s been a better than expected international break for England and their manager with draws against the world’s 2 top ranked teams, so what did we establish with only 2 … Continue Reading England Friendlies 11 Conclussions
It’s finally done- 210 teams entered and 872 games later we’re down to the last 32 and some. shock names fell at the final hurdle. Playoffs Italy 0-1 Sweden (aggregate) … Continue Reading World Cup Qualifying finale: Pasta La Vista for the Azzurri as Italy fold to Sweden’s flat pack 4.
England’s draw with Germany last week saw an encouraging all round display but this always looked a sterner test for England’s experimental side. Whereas Joachim Loew used his Wembley friendly … Continue Reading England 0-0 Brazil: England Rearguard frustrates Samba Boys
When an MP declared last month unsold England tickets should be given to school children many wondered if that was meant as an alternative to detention. England’s last 4 outings … Continue Reading England 0-0 Germany: Entertaining England hold World Champions
There’s one very good reason to look forward to November friendlies- it means you’re not in the nerve shredding play-offs. It does usually mean you’re playing someone else who’s already … Continue Reading England Friendlies Preview
23 sides have made it to Russia, this week will see the last 9 places at the World Cup decided. Here’s a preview of the games ahead; The European Playoffs … Continue Reading World Cup Playoff Preview
Most of us have a club for whom we have a soft spot; that’s to say a team you don’t support but like so long as they’re playing someone else. … Continue Reading Bilic sacking sympthomatic of a club lost
Lets be honest the words Gareth Southgate and ruthless don’t fit comfortably in the same sentence. But that’s what the England manager became when he announced the squad he’s taking … Continue Reading England Squad Announcement: Southgate wields the axe
As England’s Under 17s touched down at Heathrow with World Cup in hand euphoria was in the air, Callum Hudson-Odoi’s parents talked to Sky Sports’ reporter of how positive Mr … Continue Reading What now for England’s next generation?