Lithuania 0-1 England: Baby steps of progress

With World Cup qualification confirmed in Thursdays snoozeathon at Wembley this dead rudder was a friendly in all but make. Gareth Southgate’s pattern as manager has been to go low risk in qualifying and experiment in the friendlies. For the qualifiers Southgate has identified his best players (Kane, Lallana, Walker, Alli and latterly Rashford) and […]

England 1-0 Slovenia: Kane sends England stumbling to St Petersburg.

This was supposed to be a party- the moment Gareth Southgate’s England would play some flowing football and storm to Russia. But England qualifying games are rarely that simple. For those who’ve been living on Mars since Sunday night a win would take England through and a draw would be enough if Slovakia failed to […]

World Cup Qualifying Part 2: All Around The World

Away from Europe qualifying is reaching its climax across the globe, so in brief who’s on their way to Russia? Whose made it? Brazil, Mexico, Japan, South Korea, Saudi Arabia & Iran South America update: With Brazil home and hosed Uruguay are the only other team who can guarantee a place this round with an […]