Footballs Coming Home

Why it’s Englands Best Chance of Winning the World Cup 2018

All the fans are dreaming of World Cup glory after England annihilated Panama 6-1 and beat Tunisia 2-1 securing a place in the knockout stages. England just seems to be getting better every game as they grow in confidence and have looked the best they have in years at a major tournament. This year we could go all the way and here’s why it’s not delusional to think that.

A Proven Goalscorer in Harry Kane

He’s one of our own, Harry Kane, is on fire at the minute, scoring without even trying. He became only the 3rd player for England to score a hat trick at the World Cup against Panama, alongside Gary Lineker and Geoff Hurst. He hasn’t really done anything but score 5 goals in 2 games which is amazing, so just think when he is influencing games more and putting his mark on it, he’ll be unstoppable.

The Bigger Teams Are Not Performing

Arguably, England looks the best out of all the teams as teams such as Brazil, Germany and Spain have seemed to struggle. Germany only just beating Sweden and losing against Mexico. Brazil drawing against Switzerland shows it is possible to stop them and Spain have not been dominating games either.

The Youthful England Squad

Gareth Southgate previously worked with many of the talents in the England Squad at youth level is the under 21’s coach. The youth in the team can cause a great problem to other teams such as Germany who have mainly the same squad they won the World Cup with 4 years ago. Pace causes problems for teams which bolds well for England’s prospects.

England Possible Easier Run In

If we were to lose against Belguim, it could be a blessing in disguise as we would have an easier route to the final. An easier route in the sense we would avoid Germany or Brazil in the quarterfinals. If we were to avoid them both, England could build their confidence against weaker teams on the way to the final.

Set Piece Kings

So far England has dominated with there set-pieces, Kieran Trippier being devastating with his delivery. Against Panama and Tunisia set pieces have been key with strong headers like John Stones and Kane in the box. Kane being in the box rather than taking the corners is one of the best obvious decisions made by Southgate.


There is hope for England this year. There was no expectation before the World Cup but now there is great expectation for them to go all the way. It’s Coming Home!


Man Seeking Woman and The Last Girlfriend on Earth

Man Seeking Woman /Last Girlfriend on Earth Review

Simon Rich brings his comedic outlook on dealing with relationships, from being in one to find one. Simon Rich writing and creating relatable material, it is must read if you even ever had a crush on someone. Simon books The Last Girlfriend on Earth and other love stories, is split into three chapters, boy meets girl, boy meets girl and boy loses girl. The TV show, on the other hand, follows singleton Josh played by Jay Baruchel, who has just broken up with his longtime girlfriend Maggie. The first series explores Josh getting over Maggie, the second season focuses on him seeking one particular girl and the final third series is about the relationship he is in. Both book and tv shows are a must read and watch. The first season being by far the funniest and best.

The Last Girlfriend and Other Stories – Best of the Bunch

Occupy Jen’s Street

This short story tells the tale of Otto who leads a protest against a girl called Jen who he has courted for a while. She has got into a relationship and Otta does not believe this to be fair, so he sets up camp outside her dorm and starts a protest. Otto demands are:

  • Jen must dump her current boyfriend and enter a long-term relationship with him
  • She must instantly fall in love with him
  • Become attracted to him physically
  • A general reduction in student loans

He gathers a following over the next couple of weeks even getting on national TV, however, it is too no prevail. The morality of the tale being you can protest and change many things, but not someone falling in love with you.


This story is also used in the TV series, Series one, Episode 5, explaining why all the promoters get all the girls apparently. Zeus invites Cupid to Mount Olympus to question why everyone isn’t receiving love anymore, as only nightclub and vodka promoters along with bad people are getting love. This is due to Cupid hanging around in clubs rather than travelling the world. The tv show goes further than the story as Josh is set up with an attractive girl as Cupid feels bad about who he has been shooting arrows at.

The Last Girlfriend on Earth

After a viral epidemic hits the world, it leaves a shortage of girl and Leon is going out with one. She constantly being hit on by guys such as Bill Gates, Brad Pitt and Adam West! Leon’s girlfriend Kayla just brushes it off like everyone is not flirting with her while Leon sees that every guy is trying to get with her. This causing friction in their relationship.


Another story used in the TV series is the confidence story. The confidence story follows a night in between Jack and a girl he has been dating Meg. When asked by Meg to define what they are, he finally has the confidence to say that they are boyfriend and girlfriend. Happy with his decision he goes in for a kiss only for her to freeze, then three sex aliens turn up behind him asking for him to have sex with him. The sex aliens have come to Jack as they have smelt the confidence on him. Jack ultimately rejects them as he not willing to cheat on his girlfriend, causing them to leave, although leaving there number. He shares this experience with his friend who the sex aliens had visited him 5 years ago when he first started going out with his girlfriend. This causes Jack to regret not having sex with them and fractically texts them to come back, even knowing they won’t comeback as they will not smell is desperation.

The Best Parts of Man Seeking Woman – TV Show

In Series one, episode 2, Man Seeking Woman takes the task of texting a girl after getting her number to a whole new level. Josh, his sister and his best friend, Mike (Eric Andre), prepare to send the one make or break text. They end up in a secret bunker environment with high ranking officials discussing how he should text this girl he met on the train. The statistics guy saying women love grammar and the use of emoji’s are up while Mike makes an impassioned speech about making her dick pic.

Series One, Episode 4, puts Josh in the position, everyone, has been in, the position of your friends setting you up with someone. Josh is invited to a dinner with his sister, her boyfriend and other couples. Noticing he is the only, singleton there until Maude arrives in which from the get-go, his sisters and other couples watch and wait to see if anything happens. After a while, they get bored off waiting for something to happen, and start shouting couple up to them in which they end running away from them together. The episode gets even funnier when Josh’s mam interrogates him over Maude when they are a thing. Going as far as using the internet to find out about Maude, asking if she knows the Stevenson’s just because she lives somewhere.

In his pursuit of Rosa (Rosa Salazar) his work friend who currently has a boyfriend, he decides to be a strong viable candidate for her if she does break up with her boyfriend. The media pursuing issues of him for running for Rosa boyfriend, which he denies although he clearly gaining favour by hanging around with her friends and going against some of her boyfriend’s policies such as not liking curry. More favour is gained as Rosa tells him how her boyfriend does not like trying new fancy places in which Josh shows at a really saying he believes boyfriends should take their girlfriends to fancy places. At this point, they are calling Rosa’s boyfriend to resign. His campaign ultimately fails as she is going out with Jesus Christ (Fred Armisen). Series 2, Episode 6

Another familiar situation people find themselves is when Josh’s new girlfriend Lucy (Kate Findlay) does not think Mike likes him in series 3, Episode 3. Josh invites them to hang out, the placing being an underground mine. Josh is however late, leaving Lucy and Mike alone in a mine together, with no mutual friend to make conversation between them. It gets worse when the mine explodes leaving them with no escape, the media sending in conversation starters for them. Mike is about to kill himself until Lucy begins to tell him revealing stories about Josh, such as him getting a boner during a class recital. They have a good time because of this but this leads to Mike becoming a whistleblower, revealing the all the embarrassing stories about Josh to the world.

One Punch Man Review

Why you should watch One Punch Man

A Superhero who needs a challenge


This amine TV show follows Satinma, a super hero who can destroy enemies with just one punch, making him the least flashy Superhero ever. He has no great backstory either, as he gained his one punch ability through doing a 100 push ups, sits ups and squats, along with 10km run a day. With his great power, he becomes bored off fighting villians as he essentially to powerful for them, causing him to go through a self imposed exerstiential crisis.


The episodes are clever as they don’t followSatima, but the heroes who do have backstories and want to be considered a great hero. Satima takes on an apprentice, Gemos, a cyborg looking to become a greater Superhero and looking to kill the people who murdered his family. Genos can’t understand how Satima gained his powers from merely doing his daily exercise routine but becomes his apprentice none the less. Another Superhero followed father than, One Punch Man is Mumen Rider, who is your average guy looking to become a Superhero. He’s like the people’s Superhero as he is all about heart. As proved when the city is held captive and the city wills him to stop the evil villians, only for Satima to defeat it with one punch instead, after the Mumen Rider had taken multiple beatings. Mumen Rider is more heroic than Satima but no where near as powerful.


This is different to all the Superhero films and TV shows today, as it parodys the Superhero through Satima and the other superheroes featured. It questions what it is to be a superhero and skips the idea of Joseph Campbells hero journey. It is a unique take on the super hero genre. Beginning as a webcomic, this japenese anime has become increasingly popular.


Black Mirror – Trailer Analysis NO SPOILERS

90FC6513-B328-4EB8-AD3F-35CF7DC7AA8AWith the release of the fourth season of critically acclaimed Black Mirror fast approaching with a release date on the 27th December, several trailers have been released in anticipation. As always Charlie Brooker, Charlie tackles technology and challenges the idea of spectacle around black screens I.E laptops, phones and TVs. Here is a look through the new series starting with Arkangel.


Directed by Jodie Foster, arkangel focuses on technology that protects children from indecency. The trailer intending the dangers of  children being left alone and the lengths a parent will go to protect their child as is shown in the trailer. After the child is lost for a period of time, she is found, but it continues for the mam to worry about her children’s safety. Seemingly cause her to inject an chip, maybe, in her daughter which ultimately gives the mother control. Charlie Brooker asking the questions of How do you be a responsible mother in a world dictated by technology.


The second trailer opens with a detective suggestion that memories are subjective. The detective uses the memories to solve cases. This suggests the dangers of going into peoples memories as you may not also find what you are looking for or what you want to find. Memories being subjective intends no memory can be taking literally as memories are just what people interpret them as, and people can get memories wrong. In this episode I can foreshadow the detective failing to solve her case as the memory she is told is wrong due to it’s subjectivity. In comparison to the first series episode of ‘The Entire History of You’, they are memories rather than recording so again cannot be took to be objective.

Hang the DJ

From first viewing the most obvious outcome of Hang the DJ is the influence of Tinder and how the dating scene is advancing because of such apps. Black Mirror taking this a step further however, as is in the trailer, the couples using an app which tells them how long they will be together. Charlie stating this is most comedic of the new series, and involves a lot of sex, just like Tinder does. It seems like a commentary on finding your soul mate and not wasting time with the wrong person, swiping left as you do not see them as desirable. A theory for this episode, is the couple who see they only have 12 hours to be together, are soulmates, and they only have 12 hours as they die together then, which would be something Black Mirror would do.

Metal Head

Easily the hardest trailer to understand what is going on. Nothing really being giving away except its in black and white which is an interesting visual move. Charlie their is an important reason also for doing this, suggesting one person is on the good side and another on the bad with no in between. In the trailer, their seems to have been murder which suggests the woman in the trailer has murdered them and she is now on the run. Maybe the reason she murdered them not being as black and white as the people after her are making out.

U.S.S. Callister

Many would believe this to be a Star Trek spoofs as the trailer suggests, however, they will be a darker meaning this space opera. Arguably this episode could be heading in VR direction with the rise of the PlayStation VR. The captain being the hero in this game he is playing but in actual life, he is far from the adored character everyone loves. A more far fetched idea being the woman displayed is his mother who is trying to bring him back to reality. This portraying similar essence to a Red Dwarf episode in which they break out of their perceived reality.

Black Museum

Their is a great deal of previous Black Mirror episodes referenced in this trailer, including; a display of the artist from national anthem hanging himself, the gunman from white bear, Victoria from white bear and Cooper getting electrocuted in play test. Thus, this suggesting this is a museum of black mirror.

This is just my interpretations of the episodes so when it comes out that I was no where near right that’s fine.

Cannot wait till Season 4!










World Cup Draw Reaction – England to sail through the Group Stages….Hopefully

A46F31C2-23B2-4C82-A88F-838B4BCB1D35Avoided Germany and Brazil which is always good. Belgium are still a big hitter though who should not be taking lightly. Hopefully playing a team that has the outside chance to potentially win the tournament will help the England team focus and show a strong performance during the group stages. Belgium having great players such as Eden Harzard, Kevin De Bruyne and Romelo Lukaku which premier league views should know.  Knowing they have to beat Belgium to top the group as Belgium have shown a lot of firepower during qualifying in which England will have to overcome to top the group. A bonus also being that we will Belgium last in which we may have already qualified by this point.

Tunisia being England’s opening game in which they should comfortably win. Hopefully setting England up on a successful tournament as Tunisia have only won once in their World Cup history. They have no standout players that should be able to hurt England and England should outplay them easily. Their major star being a former Sunderland player Sunderland who Sunderland fans were not over thrilled wit as he was in their relegation squad. Fair play to Tunisia making it to the World Cup though.

England’s group being completed with Panama who should also not cause to much problems meaning it will go on head to head between Belgium and England. This being Panama’s first World Cup. Panama’s players being majorly in their 30s in which a young England generation players should cause a lot of problems for. Overall this is a good draw for England. Even they were to come second in the group, they should be able to beat Poland, Senegal, Poland or Columbia, Poland being the toughest competition out of these three teams.

Other thoughts on the draw are that group B is the toughest group with Spain, Portugal, Morocco and Iran. Southgate couldn’t have really asked for a better draw with the players he has at his disposal. Again though after the group stages and second round though it’s going rock be hard. We’d still need to beat Germany at some stage, along with Brazil proablly. So a quarter final finish is looking the most likely, however you never know, an upset could be on the cards.