| Jun 1, 2013

England needs victories, not draws

by Christopher Davies

England plays Brazil in a friendly on Sunday in Rio de Janeiro. Whether England will return to Brazil for next year’s World Cup finals remains in the balance. Its performance in Wednesday’s 1-1 draw against the Republic of Ireland underlined yet again, as if ...

Beckham's impact was immense

| May 18, 2013

Beckham's impact was immense

by Christopher Davies

The England coach was pulling away after a training session when suddenly David Beckham asked the driver to stop. Beckham stepped out of the coach and signed autographs for two fans he had missed earlier. Sometimes it is the small things that define a ...

| Apr 13, 2013

Man City better off keeping Mancini

by Christopher Davies

According to some reports, Manchester City has lined up various replacements should Roberto Mancini be fired this summer. This, of course, presupposes the club’s power brokers have met to discuss possible successors in case they decide to fire the Italian. Apart from this unlikely ...

| Mar 22, 2013

Montenegro a challenge for England

by Christopher Davies

It is a moment Jonathan Pearce will never forget. Pearce, who now has a leading role in the BBC’s football commentating team, was covering the 1994 World Cup qualifying game between San Marino and England for the commercial radio station Capital Gold in November ...