Imagine my annoyance on Tuesday afternoon when I was finishing off an article on the Premier League sack race and before publishing it Leicester City beat me to the punch, … Continue Reading Shakespeare sacking no surprise
I’d really love to be Gianni Infantino or at least I’d like his job. He gets to run a globally powerful organisation whose credibility is so low that literally anything … Continue Reading Russia 2018- global extravaganza or disaster waiting to happen?
England’s new riddle in the middle. Regardless of formation England need to improve in central midfield, England need a holding player (Dier) and a more attack minded partner. The problem … Continue Reading Ranking England’s midfield options?
Two sluggish 1 nil wins and England made it to the World Cup to a chorus of apathy and disapproval. In the media scrum that followed everyone had their say … Continue Reading England fans should get behind Southgate…for now
For most qualification is now over, joy for some and agony for many, when the World Cup expands to its bloated 48 team format for 2026 I’ll miss the drama … Continue Reading World Cup qualifying: Dutch Despair, American Angst and Messi Magic
So it’s official- England will be at the 2018 World Cup finals. The next question is who will make the squad. Using the tabloids favourite cliche of airport terminology to … Continue Reading Destination Russia
With World Cup qualification confirmed in Thursdays snoozeathon at Wembley this dead rudder was a friendly in all but make. Gareth Southgate’s pattern as manager has been to go low … Continue Reading Lithuania 0-1 England: Baby steps of progress
Qualifying is almost done bar the playoffs. By Wednesday at least 22 teams will have secured their passage to Russia with only 6 playoff matches and a final round of … Continue Reading World Cup qualifying- final round
I think it was Sir Alf Ramsey who stated you wear your boiler suit for the qualifiers and your dinner suit for the finals. Gareth Southgate has followed th first … Continue Reading England 1-0 Slovenia takeaways
This was supposed to be a party- the moment Gareth Southgate’s England would play some flowing football and storm to Russia. But England qualifying games are rarely that simple. For … Continue Reading England 1-0 Slovenia: Kane sends England stumbling to St Petersburg.
So here we are England will seal their 6th successive World Cup appearance and 9th in the last 10 with a win at Wembley against Slovenia. With a 5 point … Continue Reading England v Slovenia preview
Away from Europe qualifying is reaching its climax across the globe, so in brief who’s on their way to Russia? Whose made it? Brazil, Mexico, Japan, South Korea, Saudi Arabia … Continue Reading World Cup Qualifying Part 2: All Around The World
The home straight is in sight for europe’s national teams, on the final bend of the year long campaign some are storming ahead whilst others are nervously looking over their … Continue Reading World Cup Qualifying Round 9: The draw takes shape
Winners: Harry Kane He’s so good Pep Guadiola reckons he’s an entire team… sort of. 5 goals in 4 days with A whole range of different finishes on display, Kane’s … Continue Reading England’s Premier League winners & losers
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