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Why are Senegal fans so mean to Sadio Mane?
08:00 Thursday 22nd November 2018

When the referee sounded the final whistle in the African Nations Cup Qualifier between Equatorial Guinea and Senegal on Saturday, Sadio Mane immediately let go of some pent-up emotions. The Liverpool winger fell to the ground and sobbed uncontrollably.…

International football: Why have we lost interest?
18:35 Tuesday 28th March 2017

As we're all aware, the international break and the FIFA World Cup qualifiers have been in full force. It's still several days until we get back the hold of European leagues that we all adore. Of course, there is absolutely no shortage of fans…

England National Team
England vs. Spain: New approach, Same England.
16:30 Wednesday 16th November 2016

I don't want to be negative and say 'same old same old' but I'm struggling not to. Yes, the result was disappointing as normal, but I suppose the performance did offer some signs of encouragement.

World Cup
England v Spain – Why Not Get Our Hopes Up?
15:15 Tuesday 15th November 2016

Let's forget Iceland, forget the Euros and forget the last 12 years since Ronaldinho spectacularly lobbed 6”3 David Seaman from 30 yards out – lets forget all of that. Maybe this is a new leaf for English Football? Maybe we can get excited…

Does the international break turn anybody else off?
17:00 Monday 14th November 2016

We are currently in the midst of an international break. This is not my favourite time of the season. No Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga or Serie A football, which to be honest brings me out in a cold sweat. In fact, international football…

Gareth Bale has improved at Real due to his role with Wales
12:14 Wednesday 12th October 2016

Gareth Bale struggled to settle initially at Real Madrid, but three years on, the Welsh wizard is now in top form. Bale's responsibilities for Wales have played a big part in his resurgence; during Wales' recent success, Bale has reminded us…

England National Team
What did England's 2-0 win over Malta tell us about the Gareth Southgate era?
11:19 Monday 10th October 2016

Nothing. An unsatisfactory performance against a team of semi-pro footballers was never going to tell us much about Southgate's future with England. But at the end of the day, a win is a win and that's all the FA will care about.

John Terry shouldn't return to England national team
13:33 Thursday 25th August 2016

Is John Terry on the verge of making an England comeback? Recent reports suggest England manager Sam Allardyce is contemplating recalling Terry to international duty. However, if it does happen, it would be a bad move for England. John Terry…

Flash Harry-Villain to Hero in the Space of Eight Hours
00:18 Saturday 11th February 2012

Harry Redknapp really is a man graced with impeccably good fortune. Paraphrasing classic London-based comedy Only Fools and Horses, if 'Arry were to fall in a viper's pit, he would come up wearing snakeskin shoes. Who else in football could…

Wieser breaks new ground for Liechtenstein
23:41 Friday 10th February 2012

A country the size of Liechtenstein does not often produce players to get that excited about, and when that is true of a country, there can be a tendency to label those who merely show promise as a future national saviour.Liechtenstein's new…

What To Expect From The Final Round Of Euro 2012 Qualifiers
23:24 Saturday 8th October 2011

I have been following the qualifiers very closely so far and we are now onto the last set of games. There are still plenty of places up for grabs at the tournament in Poland and Ukraine so it is set to be a very exciting finish. Here is how…

From Albania to Wales: A Complete A-W Roundup of the Euro 2012 Qualifying Fixtures
17:19 Wednesday 7th September 2011

(Technically A-I seen as I will be going through the matches in group order)In a previous post, I had pointed out that I prefer International football to Club football. There feels like there is so much more at stake for the players. At the…

International Roundup + Technology Debate
23:50 Monday 5th September 2011

International football is all about pride. To play for your country is thehighest honour that can be bestowed on a footballer. All the money of thenational game goes out of the window. This isn't a job, this is representingyour country on a…

Club Vs Country
11:03 Tuesday 12th July 2011

Following England's abrupt exit from the Under 21 championships last month the debate rages on; what comes first: Club or Country?In my honest opinion this is an easy question, the pride that must be felt from representing your country, especially…

Why do people leave early at Football matches?
11:02 Tuesday 12th July 2011

Needing to beat the traffic or because 'they're playing shit!' are in my opinion not good enough excuses to leave a football match early.Even as ticket prices are rising, a minority of football 'fans' are still deciding not to watch their team…