ENGLAND TRAIL BEHIND THE WORLD’S BEST AT ALL LEVELSBy CHRISTOPHER DAVIES
AS ENGLAND prepare to begin their season with a friendly against Scotland, footballwriters.co.uk can reveal they are trailing behind the world’s elite at the highest levels of international football, winning only a third of their games at finals this millennium.
Since 2000, at senior, Under-21, Under-20 and Under-19 levels England have won 29 of 84 games at world and European finals – 34 per cent.
FANS STANDING IN GARDENS TO WATCH GAMES…A 6-SEAT PRESS BOX…UNKNOWN PLAYERS…AND A TOWN CALLED TARTYKenny MacDonald of the Scottish Sun on the challenges – and fun – of covering Rangers in Division Three
By CHRISTOPHER DAVIES
PAUL QUINN is not used to 15 seconds of fame, let alone 15 minutes. Under the heading “About Paul” the East Stirlingshire FC web site’s profile on the forward is blank. The 22-year-old signed from Stenhousemuir, is unaccustomed to media attention.