Have to say I have been thoroughly impressed by Southgate. I probably scoffed at his appointment at the time and expected him to fail miserably and stick with all the old favourites
But he breezed through qualifying with the minimum of fuss, got rid of the old guard, brought through youth and gave them a chance and put his faith in them, was bold in choosing a new system early and stating that's what we would play in the world cup, and seems to have done it all very calmly and managed to create the most harmonious England squad I can remember, in the day of the mega ego
Was so impressed to hear about him doing research to prepare the squad for the mentality of the penalty shootout, he must have had to face his own demons for this as well. He seems switched on, passionate and is a class act. I salute you Gareth
Also Con and Gash, I respect you equally as friends on this forum, and I'm sure I would get on famously with you both in real life too, hope you sort your beef out, and that we can all celebrate Everton as league champions together next season!