England World Cup Squad announced: 11 takeaways

The months of waiting and jockeying for position are over; Gareth Southgate has announced his 23 man squad for Russia 2018 and here they are; Goalkeepers- Jordan Pickford, Jack Butland, Nick Pope Central Defenders- John Stones, Kyle Walker, Harry Maguire, Gary Cahill, Phil Jones Wingbacks- Kieran Trippier, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ashley Young, Danny Rose Central Midfielders- […]

50 Greatest World Cup Cult Moments (Part 3)

Continuing our countdown of the weird and wonderful of the World Cup… 50 Greatest World Cup Cult moments (Part 1) 50 Greatest World Cup Cult Moments (Part 2) 30. Sour Grapes (2002) It’s strange how different nations respond to World Cup elimination, in England the intellectually challenged trash their local high street, in France Parisians scream […]

Picking an England World Cup squad- lessons for Gareth Southgate

With 24 hours to go until Gareth Southgate names England’s World Cup squad here are some notes he should be taking from the bitter experiences of his predecessors. 1.Make the cut early Lesson learned from- Glenn Hoddle 1998 Hoddle took a gradual approach to picking his 23 for France in 1998. Initially he held an […]

Gomez injury means a late shuffle of the pack for Southgate

Liverpool confirmed yesterday the unsurprising news that young England defender Joe Gomez will miss the World Cup. Gomez was injured playing for England back in March and has never looked like shaking off the problem so after a season of progress the young central defender can look forward to a long career for club and […]