• Still mad about the football? Let’s talk about some other sport…

    So England have exited the Euros in ignominy (again), the team have been branded as over-paid prima-donnas (again) and humiliation has led to a search for a new head coach (again). Does it not just leave you a little bit bored of it all? Fear not, however, as two...
  • England vs France Preview: England’s pre-Euro 2016 progress

    With the current situation in regards to France, in the wake of devastating terrorist attacks in the heart of Paris, no one can be blamed for forgetting that Tuesday’s friendly is also an important fixture for both teams, as an indicator of their side’s progress after dismal World Cup...
  • International Apathy: Problems and Solutions

    In this week’s version of his column, Dan Zeqiri discusses the footballing public’s disillusionment with International Football and offers a radical solution.. When Gary Neville used his newly acquired Daily Telegraph column to launch a passionate defence of the England team, many responded with a fair measure of cynicism....
  • The Means of Production

    The international break could well be viewed as an inconvenient caesura, arriving just as the new season was beginning to engross us all once again. However, it presents an opportunity to revise some of the well-worn debates surrounding the national team, as well as some arguments of more recent...
  • The Cult of The Captain

    A recent piece by Sir Clive Woodward in the Mail on Sunday, the retirement from international football of Steven Gerrard and the recent struggles of Alastair Cook have all posed a philosophical question about the role of the captain. Dan Zeqiri examines… Of all of the solutions offered by...
  • Wayne Rooney: Scapegoated From The Start?

    Adam Keyworth weighs in on Wayne Rooney’s place in the England team, which seems to be the talk of the town this week. He argues that Rooney has been unfairly subjected to the position of fall guy for England’s shortcomings and joins the the ranks of those calling for him...
  • Hodgson’s Options: A Prognosis for Roy’s Selection Headache (2/2)

    In the first part of this two part article, two possible formations that Roy Hodgson may consider were analysed. The 4-2-3-1 option was demonstrated to be the most probable option, with the 4-3-3 a previously tested alternative. In this part of the article two, slightly more radical, options are considered. The...