All 20 teams in this year's have given us something to think about and talk about since the start of the season. Some have done well, some have not. Some have exceeded expectations so far, others haven't lived up to them as of yet. Some have won games, others have yet to get their first … Continue reading A look at Southampton FC 2019-2020
So we all know that England are not going to be in the World Cup final. So where did they fall short against Croatia? At the back against Sweden, England looked assured and in control. Against Croatia, they started that way, and certainly in the first half I was very impressed with their tactics. Sitting … Continue reading Why did England fall short against Croatia?
It will not have failed to escape anyone's attention that the supposed giants of the World Cup, by which I mean those that usually are favourites for the title, have not made it through to the semi-finals. Those are Germany, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia, Portugal and Spain. There are still some left in the draw … Continue reading World Cup 2018
Just a thought. Given his achievements both in the Premier League over the last few years, and in this World Cup, can Harry Kane now be considered one of the greatest English strikers of all time? I welcome any comments agreeing or disagreeing.
Well done Colombia but Poland have been the only team that have not turned up to the World Cup and tonight said goodbye to any chance of progression. They were all over the place and didn’t seem to have a plan on how to beat Colombia, who, despite losing to Japan in their opener, looked … Continue reading World Cup 2018
England can definitely take on Belgium and win, but they will need to sort out a couple of things before that game. They were a little too open at the start of the game in defence, and conceded a late goal against Panama, and against another team that will cost them. It is no secret … Continue reading World Cup 2018
Germany did ok against Sweden but their defence is still problematic. Against the Swedes, they allowed the two strikers, Marcus Berg and Ola Toivonen, to get through them too often. Every time a ball was played through the gaps or crossed into the box from open play or set pieces, Sweden were there first. In … Continue reading World Cup 2018
What on earth is up with Argentina?! Well I think that they still have a metaphorical hangover from their almost failure to qualify for the finals in the first place. They played very cautiously against Iceland, and failed to use what they had in Messi. Against Iceland, he was starved of service, although he did … Continue reading World Cup 2018
Australia played really well and to be honest if anyone was going to get three points in their match against Denmark, I fancied the Socceroos to do it. They looked much more comfortable in attack than the Danes, who, apart from the goal from Christian Eriksen, looked quite average today. The penalty might have been … Continue reading World Cup 2018
Morocco become the first team to be knocked out of the World Cup. They tried hard to get something from their match against Portugal but ultimately I think their loss to Iran was what cost them. They had to win that game to have a chance and when they lost, they were always going to … Continue reading World Cup 2018