Author Profile: Emily Drakeley

England’s youth give Southgate a selection dilemma

England’s youth give Southgate a selection dilemma

Gareth Southgate fielded youthful teams against Germany and Brazil, but England held their own against arguably their biggest football rivals. England put out a slightly more experienced team against Brazil than against Germany, with Joe Hart in goal receiving his 75th...read more »

Fans crushed at The Den as Millwall beat Birmingham

Fans crushed at The Den as Millwall beat Birmingham

Millwall saw off Birmingham at The Den on Saturday but visiting fans were crushed after the game, calling supporter safety into question. At the final whistle, fans were allowed to leave the stadium but were penned in a tiny area, causing...read more »

Birmingham stun Cardiff, while Bristol City go for a Burton

Birmingham stun Cardiff, while Bristol City go for a Burton

It was a weekend for the underdogs in the Championship, as Birmingham beat leaders Cardiff and Burton managed a point at Bristol City. Sheffield United continued their fantastic form, with another 1-0 win over Ipswich and Reading scored an 85th winner...read more »

England: no longer a proud footballing nation

England: no longer a proud footballing nation

Emily Drakeley laments how years of under-achievement have eroded belief in the England national team, among fans and players alike. Shearer, Gascoigne, Gerrard, Lampard, Scholes, Owen. Once massive players, with huge amounts of passion. As an England fan, I find it increasingly...read more »