Tag Archives: England Squad

Experience at the World Cup

5 Jun

It’s an oft-used cliché that experience is necessary in order to win the greatest football competition in the world. In fact, only the other day I saw Steve Hodge being interviewed on Sky Sports News talking about this very subject. I think he was trying to tout his Maradona ’86 World Cup shirt again but was nonetheless happy enough to offer his wisdom to Sky Sports’ rolling news feed. He made the point that the sides who won the World Cup normally had an average age of around 28/29. He’s got a point, the average age of the World Cup winning Italian squad of four years ago was 28 years and 8 months. Continue reading


Squad Wrangles

2 Jun

Fabio Capello has named his England squad today. What’s that? You already knew? Who told you? Ah, well anyway, at 4pm yesterday afternoon the FA’s website strained under the pressure of thousands of football fans and folk just generally bored of work straining to see if the rumours and counter rumours they had read through-out the day were in anyway true. Such were the tabloid and messageboard tales throughout today that the last time some of these footballers went in and out of anything so repetitively… well you can finish that gag yourself and save us a law-suit on our second day in existence. Continue reading