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Film Review - Daring to Dream: England's Story at the 2018 World Cup
15:00 Tuesday 4th December 2018

This past summer delivered lasting memories for English football fans. Performing above what many believed possible, England reached the semi-finals of a major competition for the first time in 12 years. ‘Daring to Dream’ tells…

World Cup
Can Qatar follow Russia's World Cup act?
09:30 Monday 16th July 2018

With the Iron Curtain of football complete, we can only wonder what will happen in four years’ time in Qatar?  This World Cup has been wondrous. A marvel for football, a triumph which has excited us all, especially when we're…

World Cup
Comparing England's Class of 2018 with the 1990 World Cup team
12:30 Wednesday 11th July 2018

As the England team prepare themselves for their World Cup semifinal with Croatia, the hype at home has reached fever pitch. This tournament was all about building confidence and gaining experience with a very young squad. Gareth Southgate’s…

World Cup
Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and the death of the individual
08:30 Thursday 5th July 2018

There is no I in team. We’ve already lost you, haven’t we? You’ve already rolled your eyes in distaste at a cliché you’ve come to expect from TV pundits. Stick with us though. The post-mortems have been conducted,…

World Cup
Equal Time: England have their work cut out to get to the World Cup
08:00 Tuesday 3rd July 2018

Many people believe England are a top candidate to win the World Cup. Even more so now that powerhouses Spain, Argentina and Germany are out. The phrase “it’s coming home” is making the rounds on social media. One needs to…

World Cup
Why did Peru's World Cup dream end so early?
12:00 Wednesday 27th June 2018

There are few teams in the world with fans so loyal and passionate as Peru's. Worthy invitees to the first World Cup in 1930, fans of Peru have watched helplessly as their team plunged into the nadir among CONMEBOL nations. After their…

World Cup
The first round of games should serve as a wake up call to the heavyweights
17:30 Tuesday 19th June 2018

The World Cup has produced everything you could hope in less than a week. Russia decimated Saudi Arabia to kick things off, Portugal and Spain gave us a thriller. There are already a few worthy goal-of-the-tournament nominees. Hearts have been…

Video Games
World Cup 2018: The Video Game
15:00 Sunday 10th June 2018

Football video games are a staple of my life. The crossover between reality and virtuality is beautiful. FIFA's series usually creates a seamless stream of verisimilitude which encapsulates my attention way beyond the recommended session…

World Cup
Three Lions' four in attack sharpening their claws for World Cup
08:00 Monday 4th June 2018

World Cup friendlies are quintessential for everyone involved, the manager, players and fans. They let countries know where they stand. Managers generally put out their first team, allow the players to gel, then try to fix whatever…

World Cup
Intoxication and Expectation: Belgium at the World Cup
12:00 Sunday 3rd June 2018

Anyone who's someone in the beer world views Belgium as the centre of the universe. Even the national flag looks like a taster set, porter on the left, an amber in the middle and ruby red on the right. In footballing terms, the country…

World Cup
Manuel Neuer will be playing catch up if he starts for Germany in the World Cup
17:00 Friday 1st June 2018

Earth's biggest sporting competition will explode into action within a fortnight. All intelligent life on the planet will be eagerly anticipating their favourite stars performing for their respective nations.  Thinking about the…

J League
Kyoto to Kazan - The J.League players who could be off to the World Cup
13:00 Monday 14th May 2018

Milos Degenek - Australia There are few better examples of a third-culture kid in the J.League. Milos was born in Croatia to Serbian parents; who later moved the family to Sydney, Australia. At youth level, he first represented the Socceroos…

World Cup
Who are group favourites at Russia this summer?
09:30 Saturday 7th April 2018

It's an exciting year for international football as Russia will be hosting the grandest stage of them all. The World Cup kicks off in June with the hosts opening against Saudi Arabia and 30 other nations competing for football's most…

World Cup
Where are the Three Lions in their World Cup preparations?
09:00 Wednesday 28th March 2018

Before this week's friendlies, I believed England was in a mess. After seeing this squad, I began to question Gareth Southgate's sanity. Danny Welbeck? The 27-year-old has barely played for Arsenal. Game time is at a premium with…

England National Team
Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions strikeforce dilemma
09:30 Thursday 28th December 2017

Only four active England internationals have hit more than 15 goals in the Premier League in the past decade. They are Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy, Daniel Sturridge, and Charlie Austin. Kane has scored more goals in calendar 2017 than anyone…

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