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Looking back at the World Cup

July 17, 2014


As the post-World Cup depression takes hold, the realisation sets in that there’s still over a month of monotonous transfer rumours and in the know garbage to endure before the football season starts again. I thought I would take a look back on some of the highlights of the World Cup in Brazil and pick […]

This is England: Optimism, expectation and the search for identity

June 27, 2014


By the time June 12th 2014 came around and the World Cup was finally underway, like most Englishman, I had grown quietly confident about England’s chances of doing well in Brazil. Roy Hodgson had picked a young squad filled with fresh and talented players, most of whom were in good form at club level. There […]

Roy Hodgson’s England selections?

November 12, 2012


Throughout his reign as England Manager, Roy Hodgson has not been shy when it has come to selecting players for his squad. His most recent surprise call up came for Everton midfielder Leon Osman who is in the squad to face Sweden on Wednesday 14th November. I admire Hodgson’s approach to the squad selection as […]