Tag Archives: England

England should follow Iceland’s soccer development model

By Scott Nicholls They came, they saw, they whimpered. England and international tournaments don’t mix well. This England team, remember, went 10-for-10 in qualifying, and never even looked like losing a game. As soon as the games mattered, though, England’s “Lions” turned into “Cubs.” England fans still have base expectations of a still-very-good set of… Read More »

Bigsoccerhead Podcast: Episode 72 (06/28/16)

Eric Krakauer, Jason Le Miere and Paul Farrell discuss Lionel Messi’s announced retirement from national team duty with Argentina, as well as Chile’s Copa America Centenario triumph. The boys also look forward to the Euro 2016 quarterfinals. Follow Eric Krakauer on Twitter @bigsoccerheadny

The European Championships are the Dark Horse tournament

According to reports at the time, some of its players were already enjoying their summer dips when Denmark was suddenly thrust into Euro 92, after Yugoslavia’s disqualification. Generally expected to bow out in the group stage, the Danes eventually won the tournament, and cemented their place in the annals of footballing history. Championship runs, like… Read More »