England

Its Time for Roy Hodgson to Quit

Saj Devshi | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Sport
Saj Devshi

To be completely honest it was never time for him to even step into the role of the England manager. His track record is weak and it's questionable how he was selected in the first place or why. I believe his selection was because he's someone that wouldn't cause the FA any trouble and would just get on with it.

Ultimate World Cup Drinking Guide

BarChick | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
BarChick

Whether you couldn't afford the flight or you're only just getting into this whole World Cup thing we say pair your drinks to the country playing and get into the liquid cheer!

So The England Team Have Been Restored To Factory Settings...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK Comedy

(Created for HuffPost UK Comedy by David Schneider and David Beresford) SEE ALSO: How To Celebrate The World Cup Like An Englishman...

Could Managing Expectations Be an Own Goal for England?

Gavin Megaw | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK
Gavin Megaw

Business can learn a lot from politics - and sport - in terms of managing public expectations. Companies are getting smarter at this game - down playing expectations in the business pages in advance of difficult results. But too often company leaders fail to control the narrative by overstating their ambition in the first place. Corporate Britain is littered with the bodies of business leaders who promised big and delivered small.

To Win in 2015, Tories, Labour and Lib Dems Need to Think Cities

Ben Harrison | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Politics
Ben Harrison

The election itself will inevitably focus on issues that matter most to voters - from jobs and housing to wages and welfare. But it is less well recognised that the election in 2015 will be determined primarily in our urban areas, and that the fortunes of each of the major political parties depend upon how they perform in, and help support, UK cities.

England's World Cup Chances 'Slim' Admits David Cameron

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron believes England only have a "slim" chance of getting though the group stage of the World Cup after last night's defeat to Uruguay, Down...

It's Time for a British Football Team

Richard Berry | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Sport
Richard Berry

Wouldn't it be nice to think that our national sport, with its ability to both unite and divide communities, could lead the way in bringing the British people together with a shared vision of a modern, multi-cultural, multi-national country, albeit one with a outdated fondness for the 4-4-2 formation?

Suarez Double Leaves England With Little Chance In World Cup

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Sport

England stand on the brink of a early World Cup exit after Luis Suarez blew Roy Hodgson's men away with a deadly double in Sao Paulo. Wayne Rooney ...

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 80 - Progress and Protest

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

Watching England play football is an extraordinarily masochistic exercise. It is like waiting to be punched - the question is not whether or not you will be punched, the only question is when. As Harry and I roam over the site, he banters with his crew in Dutch, swapping manly hugs, jokes and the occasional kiss.

And They're Off to a Standing Start

Nick Abbot | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Sport
Nick Abbot

Who will win the World Cup? McDonald's, Coca Cola and Budweiser. And the Chinese, who are the ones making all those shortly to be discarded fluttering plastic national flags...

A Spot of Escapism: Period Drama Locations to Visit in England

Vicky Dean | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Dean

Period drama is a fantastic form of escapism; imagining yourself transported back to times where big frocks, country dances and love affairs were the main order of the day. If you are looking for somewhere to visit on the next bank holiday or if you are a period drama lover heading over to the UK then these locations are for you!

Why England Could Surprise Everyone in Brazil

Joe Difford | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Sport
Joe Difford

When the World Cup comes around every four years, it is easy to be optimistic about England's chances of success, but hopes quickly come crashing back down to Earth, usually following a penalty shootout. But could the Three Lions actually surprise everyone this summer?

Beware the 'It's Our Year Brigade'

Chris Godfrey | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Sport
Chris Godfrey

Somewhere along the lines confidence has become synonymous with a warped sense of masculinity. These guys have taken this notion and run with it. Their ludicrous assertions about England's expected triumph are the world cup equivalent of drinking a pint of your mate's vomit whilst stripping off naked on the dance floor.

How To Celebrate The World Cup Like An Englishman: 18 Dos And Don'ts

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK Comedy

The World Cup is upon us once again. And if you want to celebrate it in style - ie like an Englishman - then simply follow these simple dos and don'ts...

It's Good to Talk - Why You Should Own Your Narrative

Gavin Megaw | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK
Gavin Megaw

Talking often gets bad press. Some people do it way too much. However, most organisations and leaders don't do it enough, particularly when there is an issue in play. Whether you are a football referee, or Chief Executive of a care home from which a war hero has absconded, the rule is simple: When you have nothing to say, keep quiet. But when you do, make sure you say it or others will say something else that you may not like.

England Vs Italy: A Comparison

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Comedy

A tip of the hat to @CenaSarda for summing up the differences between the England and Italy teams as they arrived in Brazil for the World Cup: Engl...

Player Focus: Where Should Rooney Start for England at the World Cup?

Ben McAleer | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

It remains to be seen how Rooney will be deployed in Brazil this summer, but he's expected to start behind Sturridge against Honduras due to Oxlade-Chamberlain's injury and Sterling's suspension. However, Hodgson may be better served starting Rooney on the left of the trio behind the striker the World Cup, if performances against Peru and Ecuador are anything to go by.

Reasons to Be Fearful, Part 3,456,872

Nick Abbot | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK
Nick Abbot

Britain is offering 1,000 troops and the tanks they can still start to NATO so they can put on a show in Poland that they think will put Vlad the Insaner back in his box...

Player Focus: Burnout a Worry for World Cup Stars

Alistair Tweedale | Posted 08.06.2014 | UK Sport
Alistair Tweedale

Burnout is a real issue with the rigours of the modern game, and a World Cup in Brazil provides no respite for the planet's best footballers. Even if many fans will point to the vast sums of money the players receive as ample compensation for their endeavours, there is little arguing that what is asked of them might just be too great to handle.

Player Focus: Lambert the Final Piece in Liverpool's Attacking Puzzle

Ben McAleer | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

For any player, signing for your boyhood club would be a dream come true. For Rickie Lambert, that dream this week became a reality. The striker - and lifelong Liverpool fan - joined the Reds for an initial £4m on Monday, bringing an end to his five-year stay with Southampton.

Team Focus: Spurs Have Foundations in Place to Play Pochettino's Way

Alistair Tweedale | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK Sport
Alistair Tweedale

Given the technical ability, youthful vigour and sheer athleticism in Tottenham's squad at present, there is reason to believe their players will be as capable of executing Pochettino's philosophy as effectively as Southampton...

Travel Eye: Beautiful Places to Visit in Britain

Karen Edwards | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Edwards

Golden sands line the coasts on the west and north east, vibrant forests tower right next to gorgeous rolling plains - and although the weather can be unpredictable, when the sun does appear, the UK really does shine.

England Squad Suffer MASSIVE Security Breach

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Sport

The passport numbers of England's football squad have been published in an astonishing security breach at the Sun Life Stadium. An hour before Roy ...

Team Focus: Chelsea Progressing Despite Consecutive Third Place Finishes

Ben McAleer | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

Most are in agreement that the latest Premier League season was in fact a three-horse race and Blues fans could have been forgiven for getting their hopes up, even if they were ultimately left disappointed. A higher points total than the previous campaign shows progress, despite the fact that Chelsea could only manage back-to-back third place finishes.

Come on England! With World-Class Management We Can Bring Back the World Cup

Ian Baxter | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK
Ian Baxter

Are you getting excited yet? In just a few days time the 2014 World Cup starts in Brazil. Now I know not all of you will like football. Of those that ...