Football transfer news: How announcements got extravagant

Has the football transfer announcement got out of hand? With clubs becoming more and more desperate to make an impact on social media, gone are the days where a player forced a smile, held up a shirt and shook the manager's hand. Now, we're getting elaborate videos - akin to film trailers - before the … Continue reading Football transfer news: How announcements got extravagant

World Cup 2018: French social media’s reaction to being World Champions

It may still hurt if you're an England fan who thought it should have been the Three Lions playing on Sunday night. But France ended up World Cup winners, beating Croatia 4-2, and celebrated in biblical rains. There were parties in the streets, parties in the parks and parties in the bars. And it didn't take … Continue reading World Cup 2018: French social media’s reaction to being World Champions

World Cup 2018: What happened the last time England reached the semi-final

Did you hear? England are in the semi-final of the World Cup. The last time England were in this position was back in 1990, so this is the first semi-final many people have seen in their lifetimes. The vast majority of the current squad weren't even born at the time. Read the full story on … Continue reading World Cup 2018: What happened the last time England reached the semi-final

World Cup 2018: How Three Lions is still the definitive England song after 22 years

"Football's coming home!" It's the chant that makes a resurgence every time England are in a major tournament. You would have heard it sung it in the streets, seen the memes, even Alan Shearer was chanting it on the BBC on Match of the Day after England's penalty delighton Tuesday. For the past few years, the song Three … Continue reading World Cup 2018: How Three Lions is still the definitive England song after 22 years

World Cup 2018: England and penalties – Shearer and Lineker’s top tips

By Nick Rotherham and Imran Rahman-Jones Now England are in the knockout stages of the World Cup, the team will face another potential hurdle during matches: extra time, and then - say it quietly - a penalty shootout. We all know England's shootout record at major tournaments is bad. In fact, it's the worst in the … Continue reading World Cup 2018: England and penalties – Shearer and Lineker’s top tips

World Cup 2018: How will social media affect the England squad?

By Imran Rahman-Jones and Ben Mundy "You're detached from the outside world. You're out of your comfort zone. You've got to occupy yourself." That's how Rio Ferdinand describes the England camp at a World Cup. It presents a challenge to the squad - how do they stay focused and motivated for a month without any … Continue reading World Cup 2018: How will social media affect the England squad?