#ThreeLions: Will Gareth Southgate’s England rue a second-place finish in the World Cup knockout stages?

The question is simple: Mistake or Masterstroke? With England having secured a place in the World Cup Round of 16 for the first time in eight years, manager Gareth Southgate had a decision to make for the final group match against Belgium. There were suggestions that finishing in second position would be

‘It was hard but it was enjoyable’ – Jenny Archer MBE on her decade with the Crazy Gang and coaching career at Fulham Ladies

Jenny Archer MBE is perhaps better known for her influence on Paralympian David Weir CBE, who has thrived under her guidance, winning six gold medals and securing eight London Marathon victories in the process. The pair founded the Weir Archer Academy in 2013, and Archer details how the ambitious Weir made

‘I’m privileged to be able to do something that I like’ – Las Leonas XII head coach Pedro de Matias on the importance of women’s rugby in Spain

Just before the Spanish Sevens team embark on their last stop of the World Rugby Series in Paris, head coach Pedro de Matias outlined his ambitions for the tournament. “We want to be at the top, we want to feel that we can play against anyone and control the game,” he

“You feel like you’ve won everything you can for them, and then you’re forgotten about”: David Weir CBE on his Academy, London Marathon victories and Mental Health

On the evening when St. Mary’s University announced a partnership with his Academy, David Weir CBE opened up to the Sports Gazette about why he decided to launch the Academy, and his battle with depression. With six Paralympic gold medals and eight London Marathon titles to his name, Weir has inspired

“I’ve found futsal players tend to be easier to talk to and build a rapport with” – FA Referees on differences between officiating football and futsal matches

In a football season where refereeing decisions have dominated the back pages for the all the wrong reasons, Sports Gazette spoke to three FA referees about their experiences in officiating both football and futsal, and why getting involved in the latter should be encouraged to the younger generation. From the introduction

“I want to help inspire the next generation of athletes” – Team England’s Dillon LaBrooy on his transition from basketball to wheelchair racing and Commonwealth Games debut

On the evening when St Mary’s University, Twickenham announced a partnership with the Weir Archer Academy, para athlete Dillon LaBrooy and his father Gavin spoke to Sports Gazette about the youngster’s wheelchair racing beginnings and his Commonwealth Games debut in Australia. To say that six-time Paralympian champion David Weir CBE has

‘They have a spirit which is hard to find’ – Las Leonas XV head coach José Antonio Barrio on the emergence of rugby in Spain, Rio 2016 impact and Six Nations absence

Spain head coach José Antonio Barrio opens up to Sports Gazette about how success in the men’s and women’s game is helping rugby emerge as a popular sport in the country, and what needs to be done to take the next step and compete at the highest level. When searching into

“I know I can perform under pressure now on the biggest stage”: Team England’s Dan Goodfellow on Olympic Bronze, Tom Daley and Commonwealth Games

On the eve of embarking on his Commonwealth Games debut, Team England diver Dan Goodfellow spoke to Sports Gazette about his experience at the Olympics in Brazil, and how he managed to succeed in the sport at such a young age. Team England have a cherished history in diving at the

“People pay subscriptions and licensing fees to hear articulate insight”: Garth Crooks on football punditry and his playing career

Tottenham supporters will surely have fond memories of Garth Crooks as he helped them secure back-to-back FA Cup success in the eighties, which also included an equalising goal in the 3-2 victory over Manchester City in the 1981 final. Crooks was also part of the Spurs squad who lifted the 1984