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Welcome to England Memories

Celebrating the history of the England national football team with a series of blog posts, with a new entry at least once per month and usually every couple of weeks. The posts are focused on delving into England’s past – and occasionally more general international football matters – and do not cover contemporary events, but they often have a relevance to what is happening in the present day or the time of year.

The blog does not intend to give a blinkered view of the history of the England team. Although inevitably there may be a higher level of nostalgia afforded to tournaments such as the World Cups of 1966 and 1990 when England did well, we do not ignore the many instances where England have failed. Indeed, the first ever post on this blog was a recollection of how badly England performed at Euro ’88 and there have been numerous posts since then relating to failed qualifying campaigns and other disappointments.

Every England qualifying campaign between the 1964 European Nations Cup and 2002 World Cup has so far been reviewed, along with each European Championship finals they qualified for from 1968 to 2004 and all World Cup tournaments up to 2006. As a general rule this site does not cover events from the past decade in great detail, although they may feature in ‘Six of the Best’ round-ups etc.

The content is thoroughly researched from a variety of sources but all views expressed within are purely those of the blogger. The blog is totally independent of the Football Association or anyone directly connected to the England team, past or present. Please note that all blog posts are written by myself unless stated. Information in the blog posts will have been correct at the time of posting but may not be now. For example, if it is stated that England have only twice reached the semi-finals of the World Cup then this will have been posted prior to the 2018 finals. The date of publication appears at the top of each article.

England Memories is run purely for personal enjoyment, so please note we will not accept any advertising requests either on this website or social media accounts. We are very grateful for the positive feedback received and that many people wish to share our content. However, can we please politely ask that this is done via the correct channels, ensuring a link is posted to the page in question rather than simply copying and pasting content.

Many thanks, Andy

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