June 2016

Roy's Greek-esque Tragedy

Roy’s Greek-esque Tragedy

We knew it was coming, and we all (I thought), after some initial kicking and screaming, had come to accept the inevitability of it. Yet, still Roy Hodgson’s overtly pragmatic approach to the  game against France has shaken awake its fair share of detractors. What were these people expecting? As an England fan I have […]

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France 1 - 1 England

France 1 – 1 England

It’s so refreshing to be approaching a tournament, like it’s a tournament. Not as if every game is the last one on earth. Yes, we weren’t by any means perfect. Yes, we were sloppy in possession at times … BUT tournament football is about being prepared, drilled, disciplined and getting through the group stage without […]

We don't need another hero

We don’t need another hero

If you were to x-ray the skulls of England’s finest during any major tournament (ignoring the fake turds and paper cuttings of themselves), I imagine all you’d find would be the black and white clips of Bobby Charlton crashing one in from 20 yards, or Bobby Moore perfectly timing a tackle, or Gary Linekar reeling away, or David Platt […]

Our haiku guide to the England squad

Our haiku guide to the England squad

France 1 - 1 England

France 1 – 1 England

I don’t usually predict draws when doing this for United (only wins), but thought I’d buck the trend for England and the Euros … and well, it’s not United is it (in fact, can’t remember a time when we were so under-represented in an England squad)? I think the team almost picks itself: Hart, Cole, […]

England Media Training

England Media Training

                                   

Racism fears at the tournament

Racism fears at the tournament

I haven’t seen the Panorama documentary, so admittedly can’t really speak specifically about the questions it raises. However, something the Norwegian Prime Minister, Jens Stoltenberg, said in the wake of Andres Breivick’s actions has really stuck with me. He reiterated that “more openness and not less” was the answer. That a more open society must […]

Canvey Island cds, tapes and vinyl: Euro 2012 Special!

Canvey Island cds, tapes and vinyl: Euro 2012 Special!

As part of our Euro 2012 special stuff we’ve invited the three lions to board the Bifurcated Train. With the help of our previous guests we’ve picked them out some of our favourite England related songs to inspire them in Poland and Ukraine. Yes, this kind of blog fodder has been done on numerous occasions before, […]

Ashley Young Limited Edition "Euro 2012" Swiss Army Knife

Ashley Young Limited Edition “Euro 2012″ Swiss Army Knife

Tweak Terry's Hamstring for Rio!

Tweak Terry’s Hamstring for Rio!

You surely remember irksome cutlery-botherer Uri Geller’s attempts to get the nation to fondle Beckham’s foot through the telly box? Harnessing the power of our collective minds and positivity to help it heal? No? Well, we’ve done our own lo-fi version anyway…   So, what are you waiting for?  

Case File #7: The Spy Who Shafted Me

Case File #7: The Spy Who Shafted Me

He may no longer play for United, but we have managed to get our grubby little hands on  the archived, top-secret, investigations he undertook while he was still under our employment… At Manchester United, without having regular football as a distraction, Micky Owen was allowed to develop his detective skills. Under the tutelage of his spirit guide […]

Bi-Mark: Footballiversity

Bi-Benno: Where Are They Right Now..?

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