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A few more years of hurt, but reason to believe

Emotionally, I’m absolutely spent.

When the final whistle blew and England’s hopes of reaching the final of a major tournament for the first time since 1966 were crushed by a brave Croatia. (more…)

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Worlds in motion: Why the Three Lions are capable of roaring in Russia

There is no footballing side on Earth that flatters to deceive quite like the Three Lions.

England has, regardless of what the naysayers claim, always been capable of producing world class players that could start for any nation. (more…)

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World Cup logos, posters and mascots through the years

How time flies! the World Cup is about to kick-off again in Moscow, Russia.

The Luzhniki Stadium will host the opening game between Russia and Saudi Arabia on June 14th. (more…)

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Euro 96: When football (nearly) came home

For football fans across the globe..

Them few weeks immediately after the season ends are quite frankly horrible. (more…)

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How England’s young brigade can prosper

As this glorious World Cup continues, football fans worldwide are constantly enthralled by the magic of football.

For the past two-and-a-half weeks we have been treated to great goals, games and drama. (more…)

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England’s World Cup post-mortem is futile

On the 28th anniversary of Diego Maradona’s highly controversial goal in the Argentina’s 2-1 over England in the 1986 World Cup quarter-final,

Another well-known Argentine number 10 was enjoying a well-earned rest day. (more…)

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World In Motion – How Italia 90 helped English football regain its cool

As the 1990’s began, English football reflected on two tumultuous decades.

On field, the national side had failed to build on the success of 1966, even failing to qualify for the finals on two occasions. (more…)

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England’s dreaming – All those years of hurt

When I was a small boy, there were two scarves hung in my room, Coventry and England.

Club and Country, my footballing legacies for life. (more…)

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30 random football facts

Every now and again I post random football facts on my Facebook page.

So I’ve decided to create a dedicated article which includes all 30 of these facts so far. (more…)

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First World Cup memories

Now that the draw has been made everyone can start look forward to next year’s World Cup in Brazil.

The unveiling of the Brazuca, along with its own Twitter account (???), has also got the ball rolling. By the time it all gets underway in June the anticipation will have reached fever pitch. (more…)

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So, England… not bad, ey?

A good friend of mine and I used to be a big fans of watching the national team.

One of the first tournaments I watched was Euro 96, and that is the England team, full of characters and passion, that I remember so fondly. (more…)

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Paddy Power Park: How to lose credibility and alienate fans

August 12th may be a date that changes the history of Farnborough FC forever.

Rumours were abound that the club had agreed a unique sponsorship deal with Paddy Power, Europe’s largest bookmaker. (more…)

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Top 10 Premier League goals of all time

The Top 10 Premier League goals of all time, a matter of opinion without a doubt..

But one that should attempt to filter through those that are truly great and those that are seen as more iconic. (more…)

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Football Quotes – Did he just say what I think he said?

Football players are not often renowned for their deep thinking or articulating opinions within high-brow debate.

With a few exceptions (Guardian-reader Graham Le Saux anyone?) most players choose to do their talking with their feet. Which is just as well, judging by some of the evidence of these football quotes (more…)

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