Tag Archives: England

3 to See: England’s new dawn (again), Italy v Spain and can Belarus stage an upset?

Domestic football might be on a break, but let’s face it, no one ever stops kicking a ball around. It might be tough to work out what to watch with what feels like thousands of international games going on. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with 3 to See. There’s a heavyweight clash featuring […]


What next for Jack Wilshere? Arsenal career at a crossroads as Bournemouth wait

When Jack Wilshere broke Cesc Febregas’ record as Arsenal’s youngest ever player at the of just 16 years and 256 days, few would expect he’d be fighting for his Arsenal career eight years later. Wilshere went out on loan to Bolton Wanderers in the season after his debut. The loan move was not a step down, though. […]

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The Interview – Alan Curbishley: “The British manager is being squeezed out of English football.”

It is now approaching eight years since Alan Curbishley last strolled out onto the touchline as manager of a football club. For those who remember him, sat there in dugouts at The Valley, Upton Park and around the country for 17 years, this seems almost incredible, so ingrained is the Forest Gate-born 58-year-old in the […]

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Sam Allardyce for England and the myth of The England Way

Forget everything you’ve been told about England’s ‘style of play’ and consider the reality: Sam Allardyce *is* the England Way, writes Just Football editor Jonathan Fadugba… If you are to believe the popular narrative that has hovered around Sam Allardyce for over a decade you would think the Sunderland boss was some ale-sipping, West Midlands […]

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England DNA: How muddled thinking and lack of a plan led to England Euro 2016 embarrassment

by Dave Fox After last Thursday night’s Brexit vote plunged the United Kingdom into mass confusion and soul-searching, England’s footballers joined in on Monday evening with a muddled, disjointed performance in an abject defeat against a willing but very limited Iceland. It’s not hyperbole to say that it was England’s worst tournament defeat since the […]

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Eric Dier, Gareth Bale stand out among top five players of Euro 2016 Group B

As the group stages of Euro 2016 conclude we’re wrapping up proceedings with our pick of the top five players from each group on Just Football. After Group A yesterday, in which Granit Xhaka and Dimitri Payet excelled among others, we now turn our attentions to Group B, where Wales won the group and England […]

Postcards from Yesteryear: England 4-1 Netherlands, Euro 1996

by Allan Kemp It seems hard to believe but today is the 20th anniversary of England 4-1 Netherlands. A game still widely regarded as England’s finest performance since 1966. A game that ignited Euro ’96. A game where football came home. The England side, managed by the charismatic Terry Venables, had started Euro ’96 under controversial circumstances […]

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Euro 2016 best players: From Eric Dier to Dimitri Payet – Every teams’ star performer of round one

The opening round of Euro 2016 games is done and dusted and it’s been a thrilling tournament so far. While in England the off-field crowd disturbances and clashes between England fans, Russian mobs and the French authorities has dominated headlines, the action on the pitch has also been of a high quality. Games have been […]