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
Google reveals all. Whilst England’s encouraging start to the World Cup has got many excited, especially with what looks like a comparatively favourable route in the knockout stages, most superstitious England fans would baulk at any sort of lofty optimism regarding their team’s World Cup. Thanks to Google Trends, however,
And just when it all seemed to be going so well; Jules Rimmet gleaming, 52 years of hurt subsiding all in one thrust of Harry Kane's neck muscles, three lions roaring on the shirts, it was on its way home.
Ever since a photograph of England's possible starting line-up for Sunday's
Seven days ago, it was all going a bit too well. There was no looming media presence surrounding the England national football team demanding that they win the World Cup.
We had even skirted around the minefield of the country’s 24-year-old captain claiming they could win in Russia - everything was
Brewer was the first sport scientist to ever travel with an England team to the World Cup, and has worked with everyone from teenage footballers to Terry Butcher. (St. Mary's University photo)
John Brewer was the FA’s first sports scientist and the first person in his field to travel to a
Manchester United have announced they are launching their first ever professional women's team, with their home games to be played at Man Utd’s AON Training Complex.
The Salford based club insist they have applied to the FA for a licence to Join the WSL as early as next season, when
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
There are no clear-cut “groups of death” in this edition of the greatest show on Earth, and this is exactly the way FIFA wants it. For once, we can all congratulate FIFA for doing something positive for the game. (Too soon?)
If there is any sort of consensus on the toughest
There is always a sense of interest surrounding an England Lions squad announcement. Who’s the next kid on the block? Who’s been left out of the main squad? Is there space for the old-stager having the season of his life?
So, when the lucky seventeen had their names announced on 2nd
In the fifth addition of the Don't Crack Podcast, we discuss the success of England's youth teams following the Under 17's World Cup success, and their future prospects within the professional game
For this episode we used audio from a recent interview with Premier League favourite Harry Redknapp to build and