While some pundits like Craig Burley may sneer at it, Chelsea completed the set on Saturday. And like many fans, I was very happy with that achievement. Having failed to win it the previous time the club were involved in the competition, everyone in and around the club really seemed to be taking the Club… Continue reading Some thoughts on the Club World Cup.
But this was always going to be a matter of progress. And as much as it will hurt the players right now, they have shown tremendous progress. When Gareth Southgate took charge of the England team, did anyone think that England would make a major final? Because I certainly didn’t. England announced a ten-year-plan back… Continue reading Oh so near, and yet so far for England.
Italy have put in two extremely impressive performances so far at Euro 2020. So much so that they are starting to look like real contenders for the crown. But that might not be as surprising as some would think. While Italy faced a real crossroads after shocking the football world by failing to qualify for… Continue reading Who might win the Euros?
I could not give a damn about the commercial opportunities for this new “European Super League.” I don’t care at all. Because this cabal of club owners conspiring in a corner behind closed doors have sold the last of the integrity left in the sport I love down the damn river. And my club has… Continue reading You can stick your “Super League” up your …
Premier League return looms with fixtures release Most non-football fans will often make a comment every time the new season rolls into view that it barely seems like the previous one has ended. That feeling has never been truer as the Premier League fixture list was announced for the 2020/21 season this week. While many… Continue reading A Week in Review: 17th- 23rd August
History made as Kamala Harris is chosen as Biden’s VP Joe Biden has chosen his running mate for the Presidential election in November. He had already committed to choosing a woman as his running mate, and has now set another precedent by choosing Kamala Harris, who will be the first black woman to be nominated… Continue reading A Week in Review: 10th-16th August
With the coronavirus pandemic currently playing havoc with pretty much every aspect of daily life, it was no surprise when professional football was suspended until April 3rd. And now that UEFA have confirmed the postponement of the European Championships until next year, the FA, Premier League and the EFL need to decide what they will… Continue reading What does Football do now?
In a perfect world, the events on the pitch would have been the talking points from last night. How England had responded to a really poor performance against the Czech Republic last Friday with a display of free flowing counter attacking football. How they top their qualifying group and are all but set to confirm… Continue reading England won 6-0… but we are still talking about the abhorrent actions of a minority of utter meatheads.