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
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
As Gareth Southgate moves on from Wayne Rooney I’ve delved into the archives to look back at how other managers handled fading stars either easing them towards the door or … Continue Reading Managing a fading star
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
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
For all England’s tournament woes they remain Europe’s leading qualification experts- 1 defeat in their last 46 (and that was a dead rubber) is an enviable qualification record. I’m counting … Continue Reading England’s 10 greatest qualifiers
It’s hard to believe it now but in 1999 Kevin Keegan’s appointment as England manager was a cause for national jubilation (not just in Newcastle). English Football had finally appointed … Continue Reading Remembering the England managers: Kevin Keegan
Probably the strongest unit England have at present there should be strong competition for places between now and the World Cup: Leftbacks– One player is nailed on, but there’s a lot … Continue Reading England’s fullback options
The key department in the England squad, right now England’s senior team doesn’t have a central midfield unit to match the craft and guile of France, Spain or Germany. But … Continue Reading England’s attacking midfield options
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
A look back at the players who were sensations for their clubs but somehow never quite worked for the National Side, in no particular order here are the players who … Continue Reading Top 10 English players who didn’t make it with England.
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
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