Hugo Lloris becomes fourth goalkeeper to captain World Cup winners
After a stunning month of football in Russia, France skipper Hugo Lloris became the fourth goalkeeper to captain the World Cup winners. The Tottenham Hotspur stopper lifted the famous trophy in Moscow following Les Bleues’ 4-2 victory over Croatia, claiming a second World Cup win for the French. It... Read more
Reasons for optimism despite England’s missed opportunity against Croatia
Mario Mandzukic struck the decisive winner in Moscow to send England out of the World Cup and Croatia into the Final against France. Every Englishman will be proud of the performance of the England team this summer, they have been superb on and off the pitch, but this is... Read more
The Champions League is back, and so is the iconic anthem
The Champions League is back and before the football begins our excitement will be pricked when that iconic Champions League anthem booms out from the TV. Every football fan and player knows the song and the unmistakable tune that makes the hairs stand up on the back of the... Read more
How a club operates on Transfer Deadline Day…
Ever wondered what actually happens on transfer deadline day? Football clubs try, often in vein, to bring in new recruits throughout the summer, but it regularly comes down to the eleventh-hour before their chase ends in success or failure. Transfer deadline day is silly season for teams looking to... Read more
Noughts and Crosses football practice
As Johan Cruyff once said: ‘you play football with your head, and your legs are there to help you’. Well here’s a great noughts and crosses football practice to get players young and old thinking outside the box. In this video, from JBFC Kids Football Coaching, the youngsters use... Read more
History Lesson: England won Le Tournoi
The Three Lions lost 1-0 against Brazil in their last appearance at the Parc des Princes in Paris, but England won Le Tournoi du France nonetheless. On This Day – 10 June 1997 Brazil 1-0 England Le Tournoi du France Parc des Princes, Paris Wins over Italy and hosts France... Read more
Essential England Euro 2016 playlist
It’s the eve of Euro 2016 and the excitement is building, so what better way to prepare for the Three Lions’ latest attempt to end 50 years of hurt than to listen to our Essential England Euro 2016 playlist? Down the years there have been some cracking songs celebrating... Read more
History Lesson: Danny Welbeck scores his first England goal
England flew off to the Euro 2012 finals in confident mood after Danny Welbeck scores his first England goal in a 1-0 win over Belgium at Wembley on this day four years ago. On This Day – 2 June 2012 England 1 – 0 Belgium Friendly Wembley Stadium, London... Read more
History Lesson: Steve Bull scores on England debut
On this day in 1989, Steve Bull scores on England debut to help the Three Lions beat Scotland at Hampden Park in the last ever Rous Cup match… On This Day – 27 May 1989 Scotland 0 – 2 England Rous Cup Hampden Park, Glasgow England travelled to Hampden... Read more
England squad average age younger under Roy
There was no doubt Roy Hodgson was looking to the future when he picked the 26-man provisional Three Lions squad he has been running the rule over during the last week or so. Ever since he took the reins in 2012, just before the last Euros, he has been... Read more