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
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
For me the summer of 1986 was about 2 things; finishing Primary School and watching my first World Cup. In the pre Premier League era live football on TV was … Continue Reading World Cup Memories- Mexico ’86
The new season is almost here, but all is not necessarily well in the beautiful game so I’ve come up with 5 rule changes that should happen; Loan players can … Continue Reading 7 Premier League Rule Changes that should happen
When Graham Taylor sadly passed away earlier this year English football paid him a heartfelt tribute. It was well deserved for a man who by all accounts was honest, decent … Continue Reading Remembering the Managers- Graham Taylor
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.
‘Another trophy added to the cabinet’, is not an expression England fans are used to hearing. And yet England have won 3 trophies this summer from the 5 youth tournaments … Continue Reading Under 19 triumph keeps the momentum going. Premier League it’s now over to you.
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
Looking forward to next season- here’s the current England pecking order (as I see it) Harry Kane– Surely England’s new captain and talisman he’s paramount to England’s hopes and will … Continue Reading Ranking England’s striker options
Away day blues- no wins from 4 away matches is a worrying trend- true not many would emerge unscathed from away trips to Paris & Dortmund but England were negative … Continue Reading Gareth Southgate- reasons to be fearful
A debut season done and what have Southgate’s England accomplished, in truth it’s been a mixed bag of a year but somethings do give cause for optimism; The Rooney dilemma … Continue Reading Gareth Southgate- reasons to be cheerful
One year on from the the debacle against Iceland and one year away from Russia 2018 I’ve decided to blog about the England football team. I’m not an ex-player or … Continue Reading England and English Football, From Despair to (something approaching) hope