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 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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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