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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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Rock you like a Harry Kane: Why the England captain is so important to the Three Lions

While the English lid is still on,

It is certainly holding on for dear life at this point. (more…)

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How have the World Cup host nations performed in the past?

Russia is already up against it leading into the World Cup,

Having failed to win a single match in their previous seven matches leading up to the tournament. (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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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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England: A must win game forty years on

Forty years ago it marked the shift from England’s golden era to the dark ages.

Poland might have had a ‘clown’ in goal but the joke was on Alf Ramsey and his charges as the 1-1 draw at Wembley ensured England failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time. (more…)

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Goal-line technology gets the go-ahead

The decision to use goal-line technology in football has been strongly disputed by FIFA for years.

However, it seems that years of discussion and debate have come to an end and a new era is finally upon us. (more…)

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