Celebrating the history of the England national football team with a series of blog posts, with a new entry each week where possible. The posts are focused on delving into England’s past but often have a relevance to what is happening in the present day or the time of year. There are also occasional look backs at more general international football matters, including past World Cups and European Championships.
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 will not ignore the many instances where England have failed. Indeed, the first ever post on this blog was a reflection on how badly England performed at Euro ’88! We also like to delve into forgotten matches and tournaments, as well as recalling players who won just a solitary cap for England.
During 2016, we intend to focus in some depth on three tournaments frequently recalled in England that have key anniversaries approaching – Euro ’96 and the World Cups of 1966 and 1986. We will also be looking past at England’s past exploits in the European Championship.
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. We hope you find something of interest to read here.