World Cup 1966: Is this our final celebration?

AS football remembered the 50th anniversary of England’s finest footballing two hours, somebody in Australia tweeted, “can you believe it, they are still crowing about something that happened 50 years ago – have they not go anything better to do?” Actually, as far as football goes, we do not have anything for notable to commemorate. Sad as […]

The wake-up calls we ignored and why England should look to Germany

IF there is one subject that was bound to distract politically-minded people in these troubled times it is the state of English football, particularly after England’s second major exit in a matter of days. It was a genuine privilege to be asked to speak at an event hosted by the Lewes Labour Party that coincided […]