• Epilogue

    Something has changed. 2018 H1 has been fantastic for Gareth Southgate and English football.

    The WC2018 qualifiers were appalling: 2018 has been enthralling! Thanks, Gareth, for restoring a bit of love & pride in to the idea of the England national team. It has gone better than we could all have dreamed of.

    I thought you might surprise a few people. You seem to have banished the sense of entitlement that's been hanging around the squad since 1998. This England team are reborn under your guidance and no one will be happier than Glen Hoddle (with a wink towards El Tel, too).


    So, Gareth, to paraphrase our first foreign SVENgali, 'first half good; 2nd half..?'

    I ask you: do you and your players truly believe in your emerging game style and can the players play with style and confidence to deliver good performances as well as results?

    The preparation has been good this year, but it's examination time now. My idea of success at WC2018 looks like anything within the following predicted grade parameters:

    Predicted Grade = Quarter final

    Best case = DREAM LAND :)

    Be Lucky:

    Any right thinking English football fan will be wishing you and the players the best of luck for the the next 3-7 games. We are hoping to see clear signs of progress for your project in this controlled environment.

    Vitai Lampada.



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