Euro 2016

FIFA are right to expand the World Cup

After the expansion of the 2016 European Championships, the World Cup is all set for a revamp. The FIFA Council has unanimously decided on a 48-team World Cup from 2026 from the 32 teams we have today. 48 teams would… Continue Reading →

Southgate’s No.1 problem

England head to Russia undefeated under new manager Gareth Southgate and full of optimism with an exciting line-up for the 2018 World Cup. Southgate has gained plaudits for building a team based on youth and devising a new formation but there… Continue Reading →

Sunderland are a gamble for Coleman but the long shots pay off the biggest

There was a lot of head scratching when the news broke that Chris Coleman had resigned as Wales manager to take the hot seat at struggling Sunderland. Sunderland are going nowhere fast and breaking all the wrong records. Their 2-2… Continue Reading →

The FA must appoint a foreign coach

In any business, hiring from within is a popular move when recruiting. Promoting an internal candidate who knows the place inside out, who has worked there for years and who can seamlessly move into the role, is often the best move. All that said, an… Continue Reading →

Sam Allardyce won’t fix England’s tournament woes

Sam Allardyce’s appointment as the new England manager is widely getting praise from fans and media alike and I can see their point. The crippling fear, the naive mentality and the catastrophic errors that have cost England dear would be… Continue Reading →

Praise UEFA (Feels odd saying that!)

Under the old format, the last game of Euro 2016, would have been Turkey’s 2-0 win over the Czech Republic on June 21st. The tournament ended, 20 games, 49 goals and eighteen days later. In rare praise for UEFA, the… Continue Reading →

Pampered players aren’t too blame for Englands failings

Following on from England’s tragic exit from the European Championships at the hands of Iceland, fans and pundits have been quick to blame the “washbag generation” of pampered England stars who don’t have the fight. Jamie Carragher in his excellent… Continue Reading →

Why England should have fired Roy Hodgson long ago

Yawn, Same old, same old. England have kept up their disastrous record of never winning their opening European Championship match. With minutes to hold on for an important three points, the Three Lions fluffed it, England 1 Russia 1.  … Continue Reading →

England can’t rely on Vardy, Arsenal Injury Crisis, Sunderland won’t go down

England can’t bank on Vardy Jamie Vardy’s journey from non-league to Premier League record breaker has to be one of the best in English football for a long time. Whilst his exploits with Leicester have been phenomenal and I might add- richly… Continue Reading →

The Paris Attacks, Praise UEFA and the rise of Chris Smalling

Paris After a terrifying few days, the scenes at Wembley stadium when England welcomed France for a friendly match, showed how the footballing world can offer support and show unity. One of my earliest memories of football, is seeing the… Continue Reading →

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