Back in the summer I wrote what priorities Gareth Southgate had a year out from the World Cup, six months on what has been accomplished and what remains? New Season- … Continue Reading England Manager World Cup to do list- updated
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
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
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
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
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
These are the least fun internationals to watch, it’s literally a Premier a league club playing a full strength aside away to Crawley Town. Gareth Southgate sought to even the … Continue Reading Malta 0-4 England 3 points and not much else.
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
On Thursday lunchtime Gareth Southgate will announce his first England squad of the season. International squad announcements are usually followed by a collective groan. It’s the signal that a fledging … Continue Reading England Squad Announcement- Why fans should care
England’s biggest problem position going into a World Cup year is central midfield. Whether playing the default 4-2-3-1 or Plan B 3-4-3 the 2 in the middle remains a problem. … Continue Reading Ranking England’s centre midfield options
The Community Shield is a week on Sunday and thus starts a new season with a World Cup to finish it next July. Here are 6 England subplots to be … Continue Reading 6 England subplots to the new season
With a season to go until the World Cup Gareth Southgate has plenty to do. Here’s the key things he chronologically needs to sort out before the World Cup.
Like most fans I find the transfer window a guilty pleasure. With little in the way of games to watch to scratch the football itch trying to work out who’ll … Continue Reading How Southgate’s change in policy is shaping the transfer window
It looks almost certain Wayne Rooney will be an Everton player next season. Rooney’ s decision to take a pay cut to return to his boyhood club rather than earn … Continue Reading Rooney- Lessons from Raul
The Annual Euro Under 19s are underway in Georgia. The Under 20s World Cup win has lead to increased interest in youth tournaments amongst England fans and given us all … Continue Reading Euro Under 19s- another youth tournament, another chance of a trophy