So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye!

Following the violence between fans in both the buildup and aftermath of their match in Marseilles, Uefa have warned both England and Russia could face disqualification from the Euros tournament. The FA’s chief executive, Martin Glenn, has asked the English supporters to be on their best behaviour. Violent scenes like those witnessed over the weekend in…

Welsh fly, English foiled, but the tear gas makes us all cry.

A stunning goal from Gareth Bale gave Wales the lead in their match against Slovakia, yesterday. After being deprived of a penalty when Martin Skrtel elbowed Johnny Williams in the box, the Welsh were tested when Slovakia equalised, but Hal Robson-Canu found the net once more proving that Wales are more than just a one-man…

Saint Dimitri

In last night’s inaugural match of the Euros 2016, Dimitri Payet demonstrated what West Ham United fans have witnessed all season, that is he is a world class player. His dazzling form caught the attention of French manager, Didier Deschamps, whose faith in Payet was amply repaid last night, with his stand out performance in…

Who Is The New Kid on the Block?

As a West Ham United fan, not many things top watching the hammers beating Arsenal at the Emirates in their first game of the season. New manager Slaven Bilic must have been feeling confident, as he decided to pick Reece Oxford, a mere child of 16 in his starting line-up. After seeing Oxford on the…

Thanks Jacqui!

It’s been a sensational World Cup, filled with grit, courage, triumph and sorrow. We’ve watched the Lionesses bring a sense of pride back to English football, make history and inspire a nation. We’ve followed their journey in the expert company of Jacqui Oatley and her guest pundits at the Beeb who’ve shared in our excitement…

Goal Spangled Thriller

The USA overwhelmingly delivered on their promise of victory in last night’s World Cup Final against Japan. Only sixteen minutes after the starting whistle, the USA were four goals up with a goal from Lauren Holiday and a hat-trick from captain, Carli Lloyd. Lloyd’s third goal was a phenomenal blast from the halfway line, catching…

Hear me Roar!

Only days after suffering the cruellest of defeats against Japan, England’s Lionesses showed what they’re made of by beating European Champions, Germany 1-0 to win bronze in their most successful World Cup campaign ever. This was their first ever win against Germany and was exactly 25 years from the day that in 1990 Germany knocked…

Broken Records, Broken Hearts.

England’s Lionesses were record-breakers even before kick-off in their match against Japan. This was the first time England’s women had ever reached the semi-final in a World Cup. Despite being the underdogs – Japan are the World Cup title holders and according to most pundits, the team most likely to win – England’s courage, grit…

Germany Miss a Penalty and USA Reach the Final

While last night’s semi-final of the Women’s World Cup didn’t need to go to extra time or the dreaded penalty shoot out to establish the USA as victors, penalties were certainly part of the story.The first half was hard fought by both sides. The USA created the most chances on goal but failed to convert…

England Women Make History

Emotions were running high last night after the Lionesses defeated the grizzly bears, Canada, in the quarter finals of the Women’s World Cup. The win makes history, as it’s the first time the England Women’s team have gone through to the semi-finals in the World Cup tournament, with the men’s team only reaching the semi…

France v Germany: A Clash of the Titans

Last night’s match between Germany and France was arguably the coming together of the Women’s World Cup tournament’s two strongest teams. Germany have been touted by many as the team most likely to win the title, but it was France who dominated play for most of the match. Neither side allowed the other any space…