...stay. Alastair Cook's stint as England cricket captain had run its course before the drubbing in India.
...you into submission. It, unfortunately, looks like not even England's clutching of a draw from the jaws of victory against Spain in his final audition will prevent the F.A. hiring Gareth Southgate.
…again. The Jocks felt hard done by after leaving Wembley on the wrong end of the three, nil scoreline, but they should be happy as they’ve probably done England more harm than good. Oh but didn’t they get misty eyed in the build up to the England vs Scotland World Cup qualifier. The country that […]
...repeat... The first game for England's new manager, Gareth Southgate, saw a struggle to get a 2-0 victory over Malta, with a performance that was indistinguishable from his predecessor's teams.
...is no way to go through life son. How fitting that Sam Allardyce's tenure as England manager ended through his own greed, stupidity and ego that quickly surfaced even before his first game in charge.
...clown. I see the FA have a new man in charge, Greg Clarke, and in a pleasant keeping with tradition they're replaced on berk with another.
…over again. One kick in the dying seconds couldn’t hide the fact that the same team that struggled at the Euros, struggled exactly the same way in Sam Allardyce’s first game as England manager. I had originally thought that Adam Lallana’s last ditch goal had moved Allardyce from being the new Hodgson to him being […]
...this. With the news that the F.A. are at any moment going to announce Sam Allardyce as the new England manager I'm pointing the finger at Newcastle and Norwich.
...tournament. Euro 2016 ended as it started and then meandered for a month as the only team to beat Iceland lost the final to the team that qualified out of the group stage below Iceland. It was rubbish.
...can there be a better epitaph for Roy Hdosgon than his own words. The coward that is ex England manager Roy Hodgson finally turned up to be asked questions and was most put out by the fact, didn't they know he'd run away to prevent such things?
...of a beating. Well if that's not a fitting end to Roy Hodgson's tenure as England manager, losing to little Iceland in one of the most inept performances for years to exit Euro 2016, I don't know what is.
...a lot easier than Tesco. Yes we had to go with the obligatory supermarket reference to the fact England will be facing the smallest nation in the tournament, Iceland, in the last 16 of Euro 2016.
...wanted. Roy has been desperate to play Wilshere and Henderson and he finally got his wish and boy did it work a dream as England drew their final group game to finish below Wales.
...genius. Apparently we all have to be in awe of the great managerial skills of Roy Hodgson after England came from behind to beat Wales in their Euro 2016 group game.
...Roy Hodgson. I've said it before and I'll say it again, the biggest impediment to this England side is Roy Hodgson and he couldn't help himself from proving it again in England's Euro 2016 opener against Russia.