In the autumn of 1993 as Graham Taylor’s World Cup bid turned to dust Sky Sports’ Richard Keys hosted a post-mortem as English football looked to the future. Then Leeds … Continue Reading Is the Winter Break finally going to happen?
Here they are in all their ‘glory’- that rare breed of English footballer good enough to get a call up but weren’t given a second chance. And what a mixed … Continue Reading The One Cap Wonder Squad
It’s the year 2030 and pundits are still arguing whether or not England should recall Jack Wilshere; Never have so many words been typed by so many about someone who … Continue Reading Wilshere back in the fold?
There’s 5 months left until England (and indeed all 32 World qualifiers) pick their final 23 man squad. This is possibly the worst time to suffer a drop in form … Continue Reading Missing the Plane
Group G: Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England So the nation whose golden generation have failed to live up to their immense individual talents have drawn a group with…England, the irony. Belgium … Continue Reading World Cup Draw Review: Groups G & H
Group E: Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia Just like every little boy who grows up loving cars loves Ferrari, every kid who loves football loves Brazil. But it’s a love … Continue Reading World Cup Draw Review: Groups E & F
Part 2 of my look at the World Cup draw takes on Group’s C & D with contrasting fortunes for Argentina and France. Group C: France, Australia, Peru, Denmark Didier … Continue Reading World Cup Draw Review: Groups C & D
On Thursday afternoon it finally begins- Footballs great and good will gather in Moscow for the World Cup opening ceremony. So whilst the strange national costumes are being ironed down … Continue Reading World Cup Draw Review: Groups A & B
It’s fair to say fate slipped Gareth Southgate an ace yesterday in The Kremlin. With the seeding system revised to reflect World Ranking rather than geographical location a repeat of … Continue Reading World Cup Draw Reaction (Part 1)- England Suddenly Expects
World Cup Draw Countdown: The Groups of Death. Japorea 2002: Ibra makes his bow, Pochettino pays the penalty and Beckham’s Revenge
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
Wow! England have won the World Cup!! The under 17s Final was not only a huge triumph for England’s developing players it was a great watch. World Cup Final’s are … Continue Reading U-17 World Cup Final: England 5-2 Spain
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?
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 most fitting adjective I can think of for Gareth Southgate’s squad is sensible, I’d have preferred scintillating but sensible will have to do for now. With such exciting prospects … Continue Reading 6 England Squad Takeaways
Imagine my surprise when the article I was writing about the merits of Wayne Rooney’s imminent England recall were torpedoed by the announcement Rooney was retiring from international football. … Continue Reading Farewell Wayne