england national football team

big sam vs. modern technology

Sam Allardyce Renamed The St. George’s Park WiFi Connection, And This Is What It Means

During his short spell as England manager, Big Sam apparently named the in-house WiFi connection ‘BIG SAM’S OFFICE’. This is extremely significant, for more reasons than one.
Will Magee
can we call you a cab to the airport jurgen?

So You Want to Hire Jurgen Klinsmann? Here's Why England Should Steer Well Clear

While some English pundits have touted Jurgen Klinsmann for the England job, many American fans are less than impressed with him. All in all, he's not so much a football manager as he is a brand.
Aaron Gordon
the banger

The Cult: Alan Shearer

Our latest inductee to The Cult is an England goalscoring legend who was never more alive than during that sun-drenched summer of '96. Say what you like about Big Al, he knew how to bang.
Toby Sprigings
50 years of hurt

Roy Hodgson Puts Faith in Youth With Provisional England Squad for Euro 2016

England boss Roy Hodgson has named his provisional 26-man squad for this summer's European Championships, with the inclusion of Marcus Rashford providing the greatest surprise.
UK Sports Staff

The Sven We Knew Then and the Sven We Know Now

When he was appointed England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson seemed pitifully boring, but the image we had of him then is dramatically different from that of today.
Jim Weeks
football and the real world

England vs France: A Comfortingly Routine Affair Against a Dark Backdrop

Last night, France travelled to Wembley to play England. It was billed as a significant symbolic event following last week's attacks in Paris, but the reality was a comfortingly normal mid-week international match in London.
Ben Halls
moore money moore problems

England Captain Bobby Moore and the Bogota Bracelet Scandal

In 1966 he lifted the World Cup. But ahead of the 1970 tournament, England skipper Bobby Moore was accused of stealing a bracelet from a gift shop in Bogota.
Jim Weeks