Spain Dominate as England Search for Inspiration

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And so, when push came to shove, England showed just how far they have to come to compete with Europe’s best. Despite ten wins from ten in qualifying, this showed the difference between Roy Hodgeon and his boys, and the elite. Spain Dominate As England Search For Inspiration Spain passed, pressed and kept the ball for […] READ MORE



Rooney, Charlton and tales of Strikers

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This is a tale of three England strikers – after Wayne Rooney finally eclipsed the age old England goalscoring record set by Bobby Charlton. Just in case you hadn’t heard about it… Charlton’s record was established in 1968, when 2001: A Space Odyssey was the big cinema box office hit, West Bromwich Albion had beaten Everton […] READ MORE


Venturing into Non-League Football

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I swapped the glitzy stars of the Premier League for the West Country derby between Weston-super-Mare and Bath, who play in non-league football’s second tier – the National League South. It’s not the highly paid Premier League footballers that should be considered the greatest asset to the beautiful game in England, but instead the hardworking […] READ MORE


What Happened to English Football?

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After England were knocked out of the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, one has to ask the question: what happened to English football? Not just internationally but the English Premier League itself. It’s just not the same league we’ve grown to know and love. Just a few years ago the Barclays Premier League was seen […] READ MORE




Can English Football Ever Recover?

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In the cult 1980s TV comedy series The Comic Strip Presents, there was a wonderful parody that explored how England might fare under occupation by international military forces. In one scene, a man is incarcerated in a bamboo cage, and ‘tortured’ by being forced to watch a television screen showing a shower head and a single […] READ MORE


Jamie Vardy Earns a Deserved England Call-Up

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Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy has been called up to the national team, marking an incredible story of his rise through the football league. Roy Hodgson has included Vardy in his squad, alongside Queens Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin and Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton, who are also hoping for their first England caps. Hodgson saw Vardy […] READ MORE