De Boer sacking an act of Premier League madness- but it might just work.

4 Games & 77 Days! That’s how long Frank De Boer lasted at Crystal Palace. De Boer was brought in to oversee the transition of Palace from a kick and rush side to Ajax style total football. How Steve Parish thought this would be achieved in 77 days is a mystery. Parish declared he consulted […]

World Cup memories- Italia ’90 part 1 England’s dark age

It was fitting in 2016 that Claudio Ranieri invited opera tenor Andrea Bocelli to sing Nessun Dorma at Leicester City’s title party, here was English footballs ultimate feel good story and for a moment Bocelli transported us back to the scene of English footballs renaissance at Italia 1990. Pavarotti’s version of the song had been […]

England 2-1 Slovakia: Rashford puts England on match point in qualifying quest.

There was an air of nervousness about the English in the build up to this game. With Slovakia only 2 points behind England but 4 clear of Slovenia & Scotland this amounted to a free hit for the Slovaks- win and they’re top, lose and they’d still be in a playoff place. According to FIFA’s […]

Malta 0-4 England 3 points and not much else.

These are the least fun internationals to watch, it’s literally a Premier a league club playing a full strength aside away to Crawley Town. Gareth Southgate sought to even the odds by selecting Joe Hart in goal. Southgate made the point that this doesn’t mean Hart is guaranteed to start going forward and 3 Premier […]