Most successful English football managers
Big Sam is now the new England manager, the 17th – including caretakers – since Walter Winterbottom, so we take a look at the most successful English football managers in recent English club football history. Sam Allardyce is yet to win one of the major honours English clubs challenge for, but is not... 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
‘There are more Jamie Vardys in non-league’
Jamie Vardy has already got his hands on a Premier League winners’ medal and the Football Writers Association Player of the Year award, and on Sunday could also claim the top flight’s golden boot. All this just four years after the Yorkshireman had helped Fleetwood Town to win the Conference... Read more
Can you name this England Toulon 2005 team?
As the latest edition of the Toulon Tournament approaches, can you name this England Toulon 2005 team? Since its inception in 1967, the Festival International Espoirs – also known as the Toulon Tournament – has seen some of the world’s best under-20 footballers converge on the French town for... Read more
UEFA B Coaching Course – Day Three
Read the latest part of our guide to the UEFA B Coaching Course, written by JBFC head coach Jamie Bradbury. Day three was a case for the defence.. UEFA B Coaching Course – Day Three The day began in the classroom as we looked back at tutor Colin Reid’s... Read more
UEFA B Coaching Course – Day One
Read the first part of our UEFA B Coaching Course Guide by Jamie Bradbury, head coach of our football coaching partner JBFC. He talks about his experience on the UEFA B coaching course, some of the UEFA B football coaching practices. UEFA B Coaching Course – Day One That moment... Read more
UEFA B Practice Definitions
If you are keen to get involved in The FA UEFA B Coaching Licence, or have recently enrolled, explained here are the different types of UEFA B practice definitions you can expect to use on the course… Pattern Practice A practice within which the movements of the players and ball tactically appropriate... Read more
Rio Ferdinand’s words of wisdom for England young lions
It’s not easy to keep a group of 15 and 16-year-old lads quiet, but that’s exactly what Rio Ferdinand did. The former England captain gave the latest crop of international hopefuls some words of wisdom before they headed out to take on USA, Brazil and Holland at the Nike Tournament... Read more
He’s hung that one up – Venezuelan levitation celebration!
Who knows what this is all about, but after bagging a fairly decent goal for Venezuelan Primera Division team Zamora, Cesar Martinez’s next bit of magic was during his celebration. And it’s because of that, not his 70th-minute volley, that you have to watch this video clip. Check it... Read more