Recommended reading: 18/10/19

Here’s all of this week’s essential reading for England supporters.

We start with Marina Hyde, whose thesis on the intersection between racism, hypocrisy and England is just what the doctor ordered.

The Football365 England player ratings for the Czech Republic match quite rightly stick the boot in, with Michael Keane coming in for particular criticism. Again, quite rightly. But ain’t nobody pining for Eric Dier.

There were also player ratings after the Bulgaria game, while Tyrone Mings was the biggest climber in F365‘s England ladder. Obviously.

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There was also some fine post-Prague analysis from Barney Ronay of The Guardian, who was also in decent form after the Bulgaria game, which, sadly, was not really about football.

Ronay’s column about racism and response is worth your time.

So too is Ian King’s writing on the same subject. England, he says in his article at twohundredpercent, needed to play well and win for more reasons than one.

With two more England games in the bag, we hope our latest podcast will catch your ear.

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To end, we return to Football365 and Daniel Storey, who thinks the key to England success in the second phase of Gareth Southgate’s tenure is to take inspiration from Liverpool’s use of full backs.

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