On Air

Rick Houghton



18th June
Tunisia 1-2 England

24th June 
England 6-1 Panama

28th June 
England 0-1 Belgium

3rd July
Columbia 1-1 England (England win 3-4 on penalties)

7th July
Sweden 0-2 England

11th July
Croatia 2-1 England


Flag: The cross of St. George who, for the record was a Turkish Arab who joined the Roman army over 1700 years ago. Altogether now… ‘he’s one of our own, he’s one of our own…’

Population: 53 million.

Nickname: The Three Lions is a nickname that conjures up bravery, pride and heart, qualities that have been largely absent from all of England’s recent showings in the World Cup Finals.

Manager: Gareth Southgate, a coach with a managerial track record every bit as good as any other coach (that hasn’t won anything other than one Manager of the Month Award nearly a decade ago).

Captain: See Star Man

Star Man: Tottenham’s Harry Kane. The Spurs striker has taken to international football like a duck to water, scoring a goal every other game.  Unlike Roy Hodgson who took to international football like a duck to paraffin.

Rising Star: With youngsters like Dele Alli and Marcus Rashford already established in the full England squad, we’re tipping versatile Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold