England 2-1 Croatia: Kane comeback stuns Croatia

England have qualified for the semi finals of the UEFA Nations League after a stunning late comeback saw them beat Croatia at Wembley. The precarious position of their group meant both England and Croatia needed to win to qualify for the Nations League finals, whilst a draw would send Spain through. Adding to the tension […]

Southgate stays, Rice commits as Sancho, Mount and Maddison lead the call ups.

It’s been a busy afternoon for the England with the expected announcement that Gareth Southgate will be staying on as manager until the 2022 World Cup and his latest squad came with several surprises. Southgate stays It seems a sensible move to keep Southgate, the FA having finally opted for a long-term plan have decided […]

England Squad Announcement

Gareth Southgate has named his England squad for the upcoming Nations League fixture against Spain and friendly against Switzerland, so what conclusions can we draw? The Squad Goalkeepers: Jack Butland (Stoke), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Alex McCarthy (Southampton) Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Fabian Delph (Manchester City), Joe Gomez (Liverpool), Harry Maguire (Leicester City) Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur), Luke […]

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 […]

UEFA Nations League: Why fans should care

Tomorrow night sees the inaugural match of the UEFA Nations League takes place with, with Germany facing new World Champions France in Munich. The competition has yet to create much excitement amongst fans of any European national teams. The football press in Britain has been particularly scathing ‘Stay as far away from this as possible,’ […]

England’s 10 greatest qualifiers

For all England’s tournament woes they remain Europe’s leading qualification experts- 1 defeat in their last 46 (and that was a dead rubber) is an enviable qualification record.  I’m counting down here their 10 best qualification performances I’ve witnessed; 10. England 3-0 Poland (Sep 1993/ World Cup 1994) The game that almost saved Graham Taylor, […]