“England’s ‘golden generation’ were top-class players, all of them, but no manager ever was able to create that togetherness, that team spirit. I always felt there were quite a few players who tried to play that final pass themselves. They had three or four who felt, ‘If I don’t play the long ball now, if I give it to a teammate, then he will look good and not me.’ With the players they had, they should have done more in major competitions. I think England for too long picked the best players, not the best team.” … [Read more...] about Golden Goal: Dietmar Hamann for Germany v England (2000)
Weather where the world cup is
Beckham was narrowly wide with another long shot four minutes before making way for Ray Parlour in the 82nd minute. Scholes and Dyer came into the game more in its closing stages, but Germany should have had a second when Nowotny and Bierhoff got in each other's way seven minutes from time. A few boos could be heard at the end. It was a sad way to leave Wembley, but at least it didn't go to penalties. … [Read more...] about Germans polish off Keegan
Close by, we meet Carlos Gomes. A young man whose family live in the UK. He's stopped street drugs for the daily methadone and he turns up religiously at 10am every morning to get his treatment. He tells us that not only is his life better but so is society. He no longer resorts to crime to get a fix. … [Read more...] about How Portugal is tackling drugs epidemic with help from delivery vans
The EA said United Utilities, the company which supplies water to the North West, has applied for a drought order to take supplies from Ennerdale Water in the Lake District to sustain supplies in west Cumbria and, if the dry weather continues, it is likely that further actions will be needed across a larger part of the region. … [Read more...] about Britain braces for hottest day of year with temperatures set to hit 82F – so will people REALLY wait until Monday to meet up for barbecues?
Jones had previously been a speech writer for Liberal prime minister Malcolm Fraser and in 1978 ran unsuccessfully as a Liberal by-election candidate in the state seat of Earlwood in Sydney's south, famously wearing Greek costume in a doomed bid to enter politics. … [Read more...] about Alan Jones ends his last ever radio show with an emotional sign-off – as stars of sport, screen and politics send in farewell messages