Month: February 2018

Is the Winter Break finally going to happen?

In the autumn of 1993 as Graham Taylor’s World Cup bid turned to dust Sky Sports’ Richard Keys hosted a post-mortem as English football looked to the future. Then Leeds boss and future FA Technical Director Howard Wilkinson reeled off a list of changes that would help the next England Manager- top of that list

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EFL Cup Final Reaction: Is it finally over for Arsene Wenger?

So it’s congratulations to Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, less than a week after the quadruple dream came to an unexpected end at Wigan the first leg of a possible treble and very likely double was completed at Wembley. City were not at their best in the final, particularly in the first half but it simply

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The World Cup Music Awards

As it’s music awards season here we pay a lighthearted tribute to those who’ve sacrificed good taste and shown off their musical talents in the pursuit of World Cup Glory. The David Haye hubris award goes to…Ally’s Tartan Army (1978) Here’s the problem with World Cup songs- get too cocky and you end up with

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10 Potential Surprise Call ups

International football is still hibernating but with only 1 international friendly window remaining before the greatest show on earth, who might be new blips on the England radar? 1.Nick Pope The Premier League’s most surprising star of the season had previously been number 1 for York City, but an early season injury to England goalkeeper Tom Heaton has given Pope

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Best and Worst England kits

With Nike revealing England’s kits for this summer’s World Cup here’s a light-hearted look back at the best and worst kits adorned with the Three Lions over the years. Best- the walk of fame through great England kits of the recent past. 1982 World Cup Home Kit I’ve always had a soft spot for this kit,

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1958- How tragedy in Munich shaped England’s Swedish World Cup.

Last Tuesday marked the 60th anniversary of the Munich Air Disaster. A Commemorative service was held at Old Trafford whilst many made the pilgrimage to where the fateful spot  near Munich Reim Airport where one of club footballs greatest sides met their end. 23 people including 8 footballers lost their lives on that fateful day.

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Leeds at the crossroads

Yesterday saw Paul Heckingbottom confirmed as the new Head Coach of Leeds United. In doing so he became Leeds’ 18th manager since the summer of 2002 when David O’Leary’s departure marked the beginning of the clubs decline from European powerhouse to Football League also ran. Last summer marked a new dawn for the club after

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The One Cap Wonder Squad

Here they are in all their ‘glory’- that rare breed of English footballer good enough to get a call up but weren’t given a second chance. And what a mixed bag of stories these 23 player provide… 1. Nigel Spink (1983) Picture the scene it’s the 1982 European Cup Final and Aston Villa ‘keeper John

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