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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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50 Greatest World Cup Cult Moments (Part 2)

Part 2 of our look back at the weird, wonderful, brilliant & awful moments that have defined the World Cup, from the sublime to the utterly ridiculous. 50 Greatest World Cup Cult moments (Part 1) 40. Football for breakfast (2002) John Motson is rightly regarded as a National Treasure for his Match of The Day

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World Cup Draw Countdown: The Groups of Death. Italia ’90 England vs Ireland vs Holland Round 2

Part 2 of my look back at those fabled groups of death, this time in 1990. Italy 1990- Group F: England, Holland, Ireland, Egypt How did it go down? In the run up to the Italia ’90 draw the Spanish FA cried foul when England were awarded the 6th and final top seeding and Spain

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Top 10 English players abroad

With the European transfer window still open and rumours suggesting Ademola Lookman & Ruben Loftus-Cheek could be bound for the Bundesliga Pickford where Jadon Sancho is set for his first full season, here’s a countdown of the 10 most successful English players to head for continental Europe…and one absolute disaster. 10. Ray Wilkins (AC Milan

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Managing a fading star

As Gareth Southgate moves on from Wayne Rooney I’ve delved into the archives to look back at how other managers handled fading stars either easing them towards the door or trying to keep them in the room. Bobby Robson & Kevin Keegan When- 1982. Incoming England manager Bobby Robson felt it was time to put

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World Cup Memories- Mexico ’86

For me the summer of 1986 was about 2 things; finishing Primary School and watching my first World Cup. In the pre Premier League era live football on TV was pretty much limited to the FA Cup final so for football mad kids the World Cup was heaven sent.  My last days of primary school

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Remembering the Managers- Graham Taylor

When Graham Taylor sadly passed away a year ago English football paid him a heartfelt tribute. It was well deserved for a man who by all accounts was honest, decent and gave so much of himself to the game. As a club manager Taylor achieved minor miracles taking Watford to the FA Cup final and

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