Month: June 2017

Gareth Southgate- reasons to be cheerful

A debut season done and what have Southgate’s England accomplished, in truth it’s been a mixed bag of a year but somethings do give cause for optimism; The Rooney dilemma solved– one of the biggest gripes about Roy Hodgson was his refusal to accept the Wayne Rooney of 2016/17 is not the one of 2009/10.

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A year ago…

Whilst I’m blogging about hope for England’s future we should remember how that concept was lost in the first place. For me and I suspect many other fans optimism around England disintegrated in South Africa in 2010. Going into that tournament genuine belief in the manager and players unravelled in a way not seen since

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England and English Football, From Despair to (something approaching) hope

One year on from the the debacle against Iceland and one year away from Russia 2018 I’ve decided to blog about the England football team. I’m not an ex-player or a journalist just a fan who’s followed England and English football for a lifetime. I’ll keep the tone up beat (when I can), there’s been

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