Category: Football

England know their Fate

Just moments ago, England learned who they would be playing in the group stages of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. It’s a winnable group but not one without danger. Belgium Here’s a team full of known quantities, with several top Belgian stars playing for Premier League teams. Among their most experienced, talented players, you… Read more

My England Manager Application

To whom it might concern, We are in crisis. Established figures from the footballing world have consistently failed to deliver the results England needed, when they were most needed. Our national side has become a laughing stock. Change – real change – is urgently needed. To that end, I offer my candidacy for the position… Read more

Euro 2016: England 0 Slovakia 0

Job done, from one perspective. England are through to the knockout stages of Euro 2016 and have therefore met the minimum expected requirement of them in the tournament, but a very different starting lineup for England ultimately did not deliver the incisive performances of the first two games. It would be fair to say this… Read more

Euro 2016 – England 2 Wales 1

What a difference a few days can make. England, fresh from a disappointing draw against Russia, squared off against local rivals Wales (who had beaten Slovakia in their first game) in a game that, whilst not exactly must-win, had certainly taken on a greater sense of urgency. Defeat for England would not have been damming…. Read more

Euro 2016 fan clashes at England vs Russia match troubling sign – ESPN FC Whilst there are certainly some England ‘fans’ who need to take a long hard look at themselves, this is nowhere as simple as ‘English thugs’. Provocation and heavy-handed police have made this far worse.

Euro 2016 – England 1 Russia 1

England like to be ironic. With a great deal of pessimism the national side jetted off to France to begin a campaign that few had any faith would be a success. This mood was not helped by three laboured, uninspiring friendly wins against Turkey, Australia and Portugal. Skip to the opening fixture against Russia last… Read more

Roy should drop Rooney I was reading this article this morning and I decided it had to be shared, because there’s a lot of win in it. It seems to me that we are moving full steam ahead into Euro 2016 without a clear idea of who is starting where, and Hodgson is desperate to play Rooney, even… Read more