IT HAS been 37 years since a host nation won the European Championship, a golden tournament that witnessed Michel Platini stand imperiously astride the continent with a highly seductive France side. England, the de facto hosts of Euro 2020, have the chance … Continue reading Euro 2020: England must beware the pressure of playing mine host
IT HAS not been a totally disappointing World Cup, but it hasn’t quite ignited into the festival of football we are always promised and rarely get. The fancied teams have yet to find their form, although it is feasible they … Continue reading Week one – and where are all the flowers?
It’s the turn of Harry Kane to become the great hope for English football. There are some reasons for optimism, notably the way he made a Chelsea defence look decidedly Championship grade and blow a hole in the argument that Mourinho teams never conceded four..sorry, five goals. But is he this year’s Townsend? Just wind the clock back a year or more and recall the way Tottenham’s Andros Townsend was being championed. Admittedly, injuries played their part, but the 23 year-old Leytonstone lad is no longer being seen as the standard bearer for the three lions. Kane, like Townsend, has … Continue reading Kane is able, beyond reasonable doubt