Tagged: England

Team works 0

Team works

A quick note to all the journalists who have spent the last week and a half expounding just how far Emile Heskey has come on as a player in the last few seasons: he...

Match Of The Week: England 5-1 Kazakhstan 1

Match Of The Week: England 5-1 Kazakhstan

Diddums. Bless them. Apparently, the England team are starting to get a bit of a chip on their shoulders over playing at Wembley. They don’t much like the fact that they get booed there...

Do I Not Like That 1

Do I Not Like That

Those of you in the UK will have had the opportunity to watch the celebrated documentary about Graham Taylor’s disastrous attempt to get England to the 1994 World Cup Finals last night. It is...

Match Of The Week: Andorra 0-2 England 3

Match Of The Week: Andorra 0-2 England

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss? It’s reassuring, in a way, actually. The new season has started, and England are being terrible. Last night in Barcelona, England toiled and struggled and...

A Minute’s Applause 1

A Minute’s Applause

On the eve of the new season, the hope and optimism are, in their own way, very entertaining to watch. There was, however, sad and sobering news this week in the form of an...

A Few Home Truths 2

A Few Home Truths

The trouble with this pre-season that runs for weeks and weeks is that it starts to drag. For those of us with no particular interest in the rumour mill, who are just hoping that...

It’s All In The Head 2

It’s All In The Head

As last season kicked off, Scott Carson must have thought that the world was at his feet. He had come a long way very quickly. He had been spotted in 2002 playing for non-league...

England vs USA – Live! 2

England vs USA – Live!

Ah, international friendlies. I’m not altogether certain what the point of this evening’s match actually is. A week after Manchester United and Chelsea slugged out their Battle Royale in Moscow, England have to drag...

France 1-0 England (And Other Trivialities) 1

France 1-0 England (And Other Trivialities)

So, another Wednesday and another week of international friendlies. I’m always somewhat confused over whether we’re supposed to care or not, and you had to at least be somewhat impressed by the marketing skills...

England vs Switzerland 22

England vs Switzerland

Well, Heidi hi everyone! If you think that’s a bad opening, well, things are going to get much worse for all of you before they get any better. I’ve spent much of the afternoon...

There May Not Be Trouble Ahead 0

There May Not Be Trouble Ahead

Oh, to be fly on the wall when Fabio Capello meets the England squad for the first time, if only to see the look on Michael Owen’s face. This is, at least, a man...

Now The Dust Has Settled… 6

Now The Dust Has Settled…

So, McClaren has gone – rumour has it that he didn’t fall on his sword last night and chose to wait to be sacked the next morning for contractual reasons. Since the majority of...

England vs Croatia 24

England vs Croatia

Pre-match: Well, the BBC have managed to upset me already, by playing Labi Siffre’s elegant anti-Apartheid anthem “So Strong” while looking back over their constant close shaves in qualifying for the finals of major...

Austria vs England 0

Austria vs England

As a rule, I quite like international football. I’m not as much of a fan of it as I used to be, but I still quite like it, and find myself more than happy...