On a day where Japan made World Cup history as the first team to qualify from the group stages on the fair play tiebreaker ruling, England and Belgium managed to serve up one of the dullest world cup games I’ve witnessed. Continue reading “England B 0 – 1 Belgium B: You first! No please, you first!”
Our emphatic 6-1 demolition of Panama guaranteed we made it out the World Cup group stage for the first time since South Africa 2010. Well done to Gareth Southgate who is one of English football’s nice guys.
The usual emotional rollercoaster of being an England fan is in full swing and we haven’t reached game two. Just as the VIX index in 2018, my optimism has experienced huge swings, but remains largely on the positive side.
Carlo Ancelotti once said, “Football is the most important thing of the least important things in life” and nothing embodies those words more than a World Cup. For three weeks every four years, the world stops as the charm of football’s greatest spectacle takes hold.
Stephan Lichtsteiner became the first official signing of the Unai Emery era after completing his free transfer from Juventus. As with Remi Garde in 1996, this is a practical signing that is often made at the start of a managerial tenure, and one that we all hope will strengthen our squad and help rebuild our ever-diminishing winning DNA.