Category: England memories

Southgate’s New Boys Ranked

Since his bow as England manager back in October 2016, Gareth Southgate has handed debuts to 26 new players from his 33 games in charge. Here we rank those 26 new players from worst to first, it’s been a mixed bag. 26. Jack Cork, 1 cap (Debut vs Germany 10-Nov-17) The workmanlike midfielder will almost certainly

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England’ Late Bloomers (Part 2)

The usual path of an England career is youth teams, under 21s (or Under 23s as it used to be) and then to the seniors at around 23. But some take a much longer route to the England team. In honour of the retiring Jamie Vardy who took the scenic route to an England career

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A History of England vs Spain: Pearce’s Redemption, Hunter’s beauty, Di Stefano brilliance, Gary’s goalfest and that miss!

England will host Spain at Wembley in both teams inaugural UEFA Nations League game this Saturday. Surprisingly for two of European football’s big nations, the history between the two has often flown under the radar compared to England’s rivalries with say Germany or Spain’s with Portugal. But they’ve still met twice in the World Cup

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The Under Capped England Squad

We’ve done the Uncapped Squad, The One Cap squad and now for the  conclussion of the trilogy with a look back at those players who England picked but not often enough. In part 1 we look at the best 11, in part 2 we’ll fill out the remaining squad… Uncapped England Squad The One Cap Wonder Squad Note

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A History of England vs Croatia: 4 wins and a brolly

England take on Croatia in the World Cup Semi Final tonight in the biggest game in which they’ve ever faced each other. England have only faced Croatia on 7 occasions since Croatia became a recognised member of FIFA back in 1992. Here’s a look back at those previous encounters. England 0-0 Croatia (Friendly 24th April

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England v Sweden(ii): 2002- 2012: Cole scores a blinder, Zlatan scores 4 and Sven just scores…

England vs Sweden (i) 1968- 1999: Blood, Turnips & Tears England 1-1 Sweden (World Cup 2002 Group Game)- 2nd June 2002 In January 2001 England shocked the world by appointing their first foreign manager in Swede Sven-Goran Eriksson. Eriksson took over with the team at a low ebb but quickly resuscitated a stalled World Cup

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England vs Sweden (i) 1968- 1999: Blood, Turnips & Tears

Tomorrow afternoon England and Sweden will play the biggest game either nation has known since the mid 1990’s. These two teams have history and plenty of it points in Sweden’s favour. In all Englands’ record against the Swedes reads won 8, drawn 9, lost 7 but 4 of those wins came before England even entered a World

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