Euro 2012

From the F.A archives: England Media Training

From the F.A archives: England Media Training

The story goes that we found this tape in a skip around the back of the F.A’s headquarters.  

Dare to dream

Dare to dream

England haven’t won a tournament, again. A concept we have become more than accustomed to dealing with. It still hurts a little/a lot/unbearably (delete as appropriate) and leaves a haunting feeling of, ‘what if?’ drifting through our idle thoughts for the remainder of the summer, but by now we all have our various coping mechanisms […]

Hodgson's Fables: The Blindman and The Lame

Hodgson’s Fables: The Blindman and The Lame

                       

Pirlo didn't just ruin my Summer...

Pirlo didn’t just ruin my Summer…

England 0 - 0 Italy

England 0 – 0 Italy

The day after the night before and I started clearing the inbox on my phone. The friends who were sending text messages with 4-0 and 6-0 predictions at kick off, by the end were almost threatening to “top themselves”. I wasn’t really prepared to be witnessing a loss, so was saved from wallowing in defeat, […]

England 3 - 1 Italy

England 3 – 1 Italy

Even though I’ve predicted 3 – 1, I expect, as we all do, this to be a very tight game. The goals that win England the game, I’m predicting to come towards the very end of the match, possibly in extra time. Gerrard, from a position of just quietly getting on with it, suddenly has […]

Be careful what you wish for: Rooney's "Samson" moment

Be careful what you wish for: Rooney’s “Samson” moment

                     

When it comes to penalties

When it comes to penalties

I’ve just had a quick scan through the laws of the game and noticed that penalty shoot-out penalties are not actually referred to as penalties, as we all tend to do, they are in fact “kicks from the penalty mark”. It’s all gone a bit Tannoy/loud speaker system, Hoover/vacuum hasn’t it?! However, I’m not sure I’d side with the purveyors […]

England 1 - 0 Ukraine

England 1 – 0 Ukraine

Who’d have thunk it?! By far the most pleasing aspect of last night’s result is topping the group and going on to play Italy in the quarter finals (Balotelli is one of their star players, how good can they really be … seriously). On the ghost goal … IT WAS OFFSIDE!!! Rooney’s BIG comeback was […]

No more curses, crying and a carrying on (for now)

No more curses, crying and a carrying on (for now)

The 1990 World Cup: a significant tournament in the bookmarking of some of England’s enduring imagery. Penalties, tears and John Barnes rap aside, one incident inparticular, during the semi-final against Germany, has, I think, been the one to have cast the darkest and spindliest of shadows over subsequent national players. But, oh how we larfed, until we […]

England 2 - 1 Ukraine

England 2 – 1 Ukraine

I’m not really sure if there is much to be excited about for this game … NOT! Guess who’s back, back again, guess who’s back, guess who’s back, guess who’s back, guess who’s back etc… (repeat to fade) I was singing, you don’t need to guess. (If you didn’t guess Rooney then you probably need […]

Roy's selection headache ahead of the Ukraine game.

Roy’s selection headache ahead of the Ukraine game.

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