England Thrash San Marino

Friday saw England take on the minnows San Marino in what proved to be more of a training regime that a World Cup Qualifier.

For San Marino were, as expected, poor, and England came out 8-0 winners.

The opening goal in England’s record-breaking goal scoring exploits came from a San Marino player, who comically turned the ball into his own net. The beginning of the inevitable destruction had begun.

Goal highlights include Wayne Rooney’s beautifully placed free kick and Ashley Young’s smashing drive from distance.

For a team ranked 207th in the world, San Marino never looked like creating anything. It was indeed a lesson in football and England got the job done.

This performance was never going the put Roy Hodgson and his men to the sword but England were ruthless.

Previously, a controversial squad exit from Rio Ferdinand had blighted the England camp but this did not take any hold over the game.

As a football nation, San Marino is non-existent. Their manager is a PE Teacher at a school and all of the players have a day job alongside their international pedigree. Their stadium is tiny and England came to do a job and they luckily did.

Tuesday sees England take on Montenegro in what is sure to be more of a spectacle for any fan, although there are sure to be far fewer goals.


Ever Fantastic Bale Continues to Rock the Premier League

Gareth Bale has done it again, this time in a thrilling London Derby against West Ham. Having opened the scoring for Spurs in the 13th minute, Bale proved to be the answer once more as he scored the winner in the 90th minute to break the hearts of West Ham and give Tottenham all three points.

West Ham had initially come back into the game before two late goals, including Bale’s screamer gave the game to Spurs.

For Bale, his 19th of the season, in my eyes secures and continues to prove his worth as the best British player currently in the League with his eighth goal in just six Premier League matches.

Bale’s skill, and magical left foot, has helped lift Tottenham to third in the League table, with the biggest clubs keeping a watchful eye on him.

The brilliance of Gareth Bale, is his ability as well as humbleness; very much a fantastic trait to have. This alongside with the sheer quality of his strikes is why the Welshman is considered one of the best in the game.

For Tottenham, the task in the summer is keeping hold of him. With reports going round of £60m being offered to take him away from White Hart Lane, Spurs and their Chairman will do well to keep hold of him.

However, the lure of European football awaits for Tottenham next season, and Bale, as a major representative in the squad is now playing in a more free position compared to his usual left-side approach.

His brilliant speed and ability has led to brilliance and throughout the whole of football the name ‘Gareth Bale’ will definitely be one to look out for; particularly in the summer.