Category Archives: England National Team

FIFA…for the good of the game?

I’m angry with FIFA. I’ll admit it’s partly because I’m still bitter about the spectacular failure of the England 2022 World Cup bid, but it’s also because of the allegations which have come to light this week. In case you … Continue reading

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OptaJoke ‘Previews’… England’s Euro ’96 Squad

OptaJoke Revisits: England’s Euro ’96 Squad ***In this series of blogs, OptaJoke member Carl McQueen goes ‘back to the future’ and utilising his selection of vintage Premier League Merlin Sticker Books, he’ll ‘preview’ a team’s chances for that forthcoming season…therefore … Continue reading

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It’s a blog about Wales again…

…but don’t stop reading. We’ve been inundated all week with articles suggesting that Wales are better than they appear, why Welsh supporters should have reasons to keep the faith in their national side and why England should be quaking in … Continue reading

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Why England don’t have the Gerrard and Lampard ‘problem’

It was a comment last week by Cesc Fabregas that provided the inspiration for this blog. He said Jack Wilshere had the, “heart of an Englishman and Spanish quality”. That got me thinking about alternatives to the ‘English way’. But … Continue reading

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The Golden Generation? It’s not even arrived…

At 3pm yesterday, approximately 142 million Englishmen and women were meant to be watching the greatest English team of a generation beat the Germans with the style and verve not seen yet in this competition. What transpired was a performance … Continue reading

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Ten years on…what would hindsight say about England 0 Algeria 0?

It was a mild summer evening in mid-2010. The ill-fated Con-Dem government were months away from their infamous cock-up, and all was content with England and their people. Someone brought a pint costing £3.60 from a public house in central … Continue reading

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Group C – Did we expect anything else from England?

So it’s my job to provide you with an alternative look at Group C, which just so happens to be England’s group. By now you’ll have read the match reports, watched the highlights, phoned the radio shows and commented on the … Continue reading

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