Articles by Joe Byatt

The England Enigma

We are nine months away from the  2018 World Cup.  During the international weekend England took a significant step by beating both Malta and Slovakia. Not that it feels so.  There remains an overriding feeling…


Wayne’s World

On April 2nd 2003 England played Turkey in a vital European Championship qualifying match. In the studio at half time Gary Lineker looked into the camera, he grinned and declared “I think we’ve found one”. The…


Transfer Window Trauma

Football’s transfer market has become a huge media driven spectacle in it’s own right.  Driven by the modern format we lovingly know as the ‘transfer window’, the bartering and quibbling seems to intrigue the football…