On FA Cup semi-final weekend, my thoughts go back to the Wembley ties from two years ago. Mainly how Reading came so close against Arsenal, but also Aston Villa’s win over Liverpool in which a 19-year-old Jack Grealish was the star … Continue reading Jack Grealish: A Young Talent On His Way Back?
VOTE HERE FOR YOUR WORLD PLAYER OF THE YEAR! On Wednesday, the FA confirmed the news that had been inevitable for weeks; Gareth Southgate has been named the new permanent England manager on a four year contract. The 46 year … Continue reading OPINION: Why Appointing Gareth Southgate Has Doomed England’s Chances
I had planned this post before Harry Kane scored last weekend against Manchester City, but I think the title question still remains, as firstly he nearly missed it against the Citizens and secondly he was offside. I’m not going to … Continue reading Is Harry Kane a One Season Wonder?
We’re not very good at being optimistic about our national football team here in England. And with good reason too. We haven’t got past the World Cup quarter-finals since 1990, and only did so once before that – that’s two … Continue reading How bright is the future for England?
I’ve written this a few phrase a few times now, but I think it sums up this sums up this year’s Under 21 European Championship perfectly: nothing went according to the script. The eventual winners were Sweden, who claimed their … Continue reading Under 21 European Championships Review
Wednesday 24th June – 19:45 – Ander Stadium England Under 21s can qualify for the the European Championships semi-finals with victory over Italy tonight. It’s a bit of an unusual situation in Group B with all four teams still in with … Continue reading Under 21 European Championships: England vs Italy Preview
Sunday 21st June – 17:00 – Andruv Stadion England Under-21s are looking to avoid a third successive group stage exit in the European Championships as they face Sweden on Sunday evening. Gareth Southgate’s side kicked off their campaign with defeat as … Continue reading Under 21 European Championships: Sweden vs England Preview
Thursday 18th June – 19:45 – Stadion Miroslava Valenty It’s not usual that England go into a tournament as one of the favourites, but the England Under 21s begin their European Championship campaign against Portugal tomorrow with high hopes of lifting … Continue reading Under 21 European Championships: England vs Portugal Preview
What happened last time? The Under 21 Euros are held every two years, meaning the last one came in 2013, when the hosts were Israel. Spain were the winners with the likes of Alvaro Morata and Thiago Alcantara in their … Continue reading 2015 European Under-21 Championships Preview
The Premier League has finished. Boo! The FA Cup has reached its conclusion. Boo! The play-offs have dramatically decided promotion and are now over. Boo! The Champions League will find its winner this Saturday. Boo! That leaves no football until … Continue reading Support England This Summer!