Tag: football

Team Profiles: England

I include England as the first possible dark horse, albeit speaking as an Englishman I am not confident we even qualify as that. Speaking of qualifying, this went quite well for England, with the side winning all ten of their matches, though the group wasn’t exactly formidable. Has this given rise to unfettered optimism? Not… Read more

The 2016 European Championships

This summer the European Championships return, four years on from Spain triumphing in the competition and two years on from Germany being crowned world champions. France are the hosts in an expanded championship that sees 24 teams contest the title. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be taking a look at the key contenders to… Read more

Team Profiles: Germany

What is there to say about the Germans that hasn’t already been said? The world champions conquered the world last time out in Brazil because they were the best team, and their football is incisive, quick and deadly. The manner in which they dispatched hosts Brazil in the semi-final remains one of the most remarkable… Read more

England beat Germany

I don’t usually get too excited about England’s prospects at a major football tournament. I’m currently preparing a series of pages on the upcoming European Championships (held in France later this year), and I’m not exactly waxing lyrical about England. That being said, last night’s performance against world champions Germany was encouraging. For one thing,… Read more

Telling the Story

As the 2015/16 Premier League season enters its crucial final phase, and combined with the desire to tell this tale before my memory fails me (and before the game gives up), I am documenting what I regard as my greatest either Football Manager career – Part 1 is now up, please check it out!

Once more the Pendulum Swings…

A busy couple of nights in the Premier League has yielded yet another shift in momentum for various teams all chasing various goals. On Tuesday, Leicester City were held to a draw at home against West Brom, having actually gone behind to begin with, before going 2-1 up at one stage. Their failure to win… Read more

Liverpool vs Man Utd

It’s the big one – just not on the desired or expected stage for either club. Nevertheless, with a spot in the Champions League potentially at stake, this is still going to be huge. It’s us: Versus them: I feel dirty putting the Utd logo on here. Our record against the Scum has not been… Read more