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david seaman gets lobbed
The Tragedy Of David Seaman Getting Lobbed By Ronaldinho at the 2002 World Cup
To this naive child of the nineties, David Seaman was a ponytailed and moustachioed hero who could do no wrong. Then he got lobbed by Ronaldinho, and the skies fell in.
disastrous england appointments
We Asked Football Manager Whether Corbyn or May Would Do Better at the 2018 World Cup
With a hung parliament in session and Britain in an absolute state, one of Theresa May or Jeremy Corbyn is going to have to sort out Brexit. To determine who would do a better job, we asked Football Manager, for some reason.
Searching For The Caribbean Soul Of English Football
Over the past half a century in particular, the cultural exchange between England and the Caribbean has been enormous. Nowhere is that statement more true than on the football pitch, and in England’s professional leagues.
farewell to graham taylor
Remembering The Unlikely and Endearing Friendship Between Graham Taylor and Elton John
When Elton John took over at his beloved Watford, he needed a manager who could fulfil his ambitions. That manager was Graham Taylor, and they became firm friends as a result.
cry 'god for big sam england and saint george!'
We Bid Thee, Big Sam, Awaken: The Return Of England’s Prodigal Son
Somewhere on the Costa Blanca, a primal power stirs and awakens. It is Big Sam, he is dressed like Henry V, and he is about to descend on England like an avenging angel to slay those ungrateful fooks at the FA.
the great poppy wrangle
FIFA Fines England Over £35,000 For Display Of Poppies During World Cup Qualifiers
Meanwhile, Scotland and Wales have been fined over £15,000, and Northern Ireland almost £12,000.
Six Strange Months in the Life of Jamie Vardy
Having undergone a meteoric rise over the past few seasons, the last six months have been strangely static for Jamie Vardy. That seemed to change this weekend, or so he will hope.
FA Decide To Ban Nights Out After Wayne Rooney Gets Shitfaced
Having been caught on the piss after England's win over Scotland, it appears that Rooney has now ruined the fun for everyone else.
the wayne rooney pint glass controversy
The Spirit Of Big Sam Compels You: Analysing The Wayne Rooney Wine Fiasco
With The Sun speculating that Wayne Rooney got completely off his tits after England’s win against Scotland last week, we ask the big questions about the latest national team wine scandal.
resigning in the shitter
True Nobility In The Bogs: Remembering The End Of Kevin Keegan’s England Reign
On this day, 16 years ago, England lost their last ever match at the old Wembley Stadium. What ensued was both hilarious and poignant, in the way that only Kevin Keegan could be.
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.
big sam necking a pint of chablis
Reflections On The Sam Allardyce Scandal: Bowing Out With A Pint Of Wine
With Big Sam in the shit after an undercover sting by The Telegraph, we explore the biggest question thrown up by the investigation: seriously, is he drinking a pint of fucking wine?