Clive Tyldesley writes for F365 on a Disney World Cup that leaves him anaesthetised not hynotised

Clive Tyldesley is working for ITV in Qatar and finds himself at a World Cup flawlessly designed to appear normal. He is not fooled. Today I feel Ex-Pat. I’m not sure what guise Gianni Infantino is currently adopting in his ‘Stars in their Eyes’ world but I watched the England game on Friday night with … Read more

‘Get Phil Foden on!’ – Carragher blasts ‘baffling’ decision as England labored to draw vs USA

Jamie Carragher asked the same question as many people on Friday evening: why did Phil Foden not come on for England against the United States? England struggled to pose any serious threat to Matt Turner in the USA goal as the Three Lions drew their second World Cup game 0-0. It was a hugely disappointing … Read more

Losing their ‘laptop gurus’ hints at deeper problems at Liverpool…

First Michael Edwards, now Julian Ward? The Mailbox reckons there’s trouble afoot at Liverpool. Also: Wales are a bit sh*t; and early shouts for a post-World Cup move. Watch England tonight and get your views on it [email protected]… Scared for LiverpoolSo Julian Ward has now left Liverpool? This is a bigger loss than people seem … Read more

Ronaldo FINALLY breaks his Man Utd silence and Kane’s £535k message creates confusion

Cristiano Ronaldo has FINALLY spoken out about his situation with Man Utd, while there is debate over the message Harry Kane has sent to FIFA. Silence treatmentEven in the intense grip of a mid-season World Cup, the Man Utd click is king. So when Cristiano Ronaldo scored for Portugal against Ghanathe usual Content Creators would … Read more

The Brazilian Pogba, Glazers screwing Liverpool, and a postcard from Qatar…

One Mailboxer was triggered while watching Brazil last night, while a Liverpool fan is fuming with the Glazers for putting Man Utd up for sale now. Get your views in it [email protected]… The Brazilian PogbaNeymar. The South American Pogba. Watching him play football is like trying to shear a pig. There’s more noise than wool.Basically … Read more

This World Cup needed Brazil and Brazil might just need Richarlison more than Neymar

They took a while to get going, but Brazil and Richarlison turned on the style to see off a determined and stubborn Serbian team. This was the reason they bid to host the tournament in the first place. The sunshine yellow shirts. The hands on hearts for the national anthem. The smiling, face-painted supporters waving … Read more

One Love? One kick in the teeth after another at this World Cup for queer football fans

The One Love armband was already a sanitized symbol but now it’s just a symbol for bottling it; and then bucket hats and t-shirts were targeted… On Saturday night, five people were killed and 17 others were injured in a mass shooting at a gay club in the US state of Colorado. Club Q has … Read more

Lineker opens BBC coverage by highlighting issues around ‘most controversial World Cup in history’

Former England striker Gary Lineker opened the BBC’s coverage of the World Cup by highlighting some of the issues that face the tournament. Ahead of the opening fixture of the tournament between the hosts and Ecuador, a solemn Lineker stared down the lens and delivered an opening monologue that made it clear there will be … Read more