Posts Tagged "England"

An Impossible Job: Twenty Years On

An Impossible Job: Twenty Years On

By on Oct 11, 2013 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

Incredibly (face it, they’re a dreadful shower) it’s 20 years this week since England last failed to qualify for a World Cup Finals. Consequently there will be quite a number of you reading this who don’t remember, or perhaps weren’t even born to witness, the terrible scenes that ensued. Five days national mourning. Stock markets in Tokyo...

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Jack Wilshere In ‘Is Twenty-One Years Old’ Shock

Jack Wilshere In ‘Is Twenty-One Years Old’ Shock

By on Oct 9, 2013 in Latest, Opinion | 0 comments

It often seems as if, whenever a professional footballer opens his mouth in public, there is one phrase, varyingly attributed to Mark Twain, Abraham Lincoln and others, that springs immediately to mind: it is better to remain silent and be considered a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove any doubt. This week’s outrage du jour concerns the Arsenal...

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England Shoot Blanks In Kiev

By on Sep 10, 2013 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

Repeat the mantra after me. It’s a results-based business. It’s a results-based business. Roy Hodgson must be thanking his lucky stars that this is the case this evening after England misplaced, mistimed and misadventured their way to a goalless draw in Kiev this evening, a result that does leave their qualification for next summer’s World Cup...

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The Friday Cartoon: How Diego Maradona Really Beat England In 1986

The Friday Cartoon: How Diego Maradona Really Beat England In 1986

By on Jun 7, 2013 in Art, Latest | 0 comments

This morning’s Friday cartoon comes from the 1986 World Cup finals, and tells briefly (and with a reference to a 1970s children’s television puppet that no-one under the age of forty-five reading this is likely to remember) of the real story behind how Diego Maradona scored for Argentina against England. This picture was drawn by Dotmund, who should...

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From Diamond To Swoosh: England Sever Their Umbro Ties

By on Sep 3, 2012 in Latest, Opinion | 1 comment

We’ve been here before, of course. The news that the Football Association has decided to jettison Umbro as the manufacturers of the England national teams kit in favour of the brand that owns it, Nike, has been a long time coming and should be no great surprise to many seasoned kit-watchers. Although much has been of the tradition and apparent permanence of...

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