Beware the quiet man, he’ll dull…

...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. ...read this Blog post →

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England, new manager, wash, rinse,

...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. ...read this Blog post →

It really was just like deja vu all…

…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 […] ...read this Blog post →

Well Roy Hodgson finally got what he…

...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. ...read this Blog post →

Roy is still dithering…

...when it's obvious to everyone else. The fact that Roy Hodgson is still dithering over which striker to take to Euro 2016 shows that the biggest factor in any England failure this summer will be Roy. Can we drop him from the 23? ...read this Blog post →

England needed taken down a peg…

...or two. The build up to England's first pre-Euro warm up was basically “we're not going overboard this time round with our optimism but we're going to win it aren't we?”, Turkey might have helped with that. ...read this Blog post →

England’s midfield trigger Carlton Palmer…

...flashbacks. Roy Hodgson went wild and crazy with his experimental team selection for England's friendly against Italy and somehow came up with a side duller than usual. ...read this Blog post →

“Oh, don’t sing for this…

...rubbish”. That was the plaintive cry from one viewer as the Wembley crowd sang their delight at another insipid performance by England as they won yet another Euro 2016 qualifier, this time over Slovenia. ...read this Blog post →

England’s great new future has that same stale whiff of…

...impending failure. There's new faces, exciting prospects, but it's the same old dried up leader and the same old inadequacies that saw them scrape past an even younger and even worse Norwegian side in front of one man and his dog. ...read this Blog post →

Talk it up lads, take the positives from…

...it. Italy did what Italy do, that is just enough to win, in beating England 2-1 in their opening World Cup group game but the pundits just turn a blind eye. ...read this Blog post →

Should just cut & paste the last two games for England’s…

...final warm up game. England's final warm up match before they headed to Brazil was an amalgamation of the previous two outings the bad from the first and good from the second in a game of three halves. ...read this Blog post →