At his first press conference as England head coach, Sam Allardyce referred to his first management job at the helm of Limerick in the League of Ireland. Travelling the country in a mini-bus with Father Joe Young, Allardyce not only led the Shannonsiders to promotion, but he had started out on the road to Wembley and one of the biggest jobs in world football. Cian Manning looks back.
Nike have unveiled the new England home and away kits for the World Cup this summer. According to the manufacturer, the designs focus on English football history and culture, and carry the best in performance innovation.
The history of the England v Ireland fixture is a long and often one sided affair punctuated by rare but glorious victories for the Irish. Ahead of Wednesday’s latest installment at Wembley, acclaimed football blogger Layth Yousif looks back at past meetings
Giovanni Trapattoni has named a strong Irish team for the game with England at Wembley. Aiden McGeady returns to the wing while Robbie Keane and Shane Long lead the attack. Stephen Kelly is also back in the manager’s good books.
Ahead of this week’s massive meeting between England and Ireland at Wembley, Póg Mo Goal looks at the view from the other side. Layth Yousif is an acclaimed football blogger, long-time England supporter, and contributor to the Arsenal fanzine.
THE fall-out continues over the decision to award the World Cup Finals to Russia and Qatar and the English smell a FIFA-sized rat.