The Anatomy of England: 2026 World Cup

“To Flatter to Deceive - appear promising but ultimately disappoint” Now obviously, yes, that’s a spoiler. Did we win the World Cup? No. Did we challenge? Still no. Did we play exciting football and score lots of goals? Yes. Let me tell you a story in four parts. I’ve already told you the first part, … Continue reading The Anatomy of England: 2026 World Cup

The Anatomy of England: Graham Taylor’s 5-3-2

Another tactic based on losing a match? Check. Another formation that a manager used for the first time to try and fix a problem with the squad? Check. Another direct attacking tactic? Check. This campaign’s tactic shares some very similar traits with the Steve McClaren 4-3-3, but it has two main areas where it differs. … Continue reading The Anatomy of England: Graham Taylor’s 5-3-2