England fans' love letters to Gareth Southgate

England's midfielder Dele Alli (C) heads the ball to score his team's second goal during the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup quarter-final football match between Sweden and England at the Samara Arena in Samara on July 7, 2018.

So far the plan is working, and with England now in the semi-final of the World Cup, their reward for detail could be greater than they ever hoped it would be.

The page says: "At the Millwall Supporters' Club we think it is very important to help our local community, so we want to help to raise funds to help with the fix of an emergency response vehicle that was damaged after the England vs Sweden game in the World Cup 2018 Quarter Final".

The quality of the opposition must of course be considered - Tunisia and especially Panama have shown little defensive resistance - but England are playing with confidence and in Kane, they have one of the world's best finishers. But today was a huge opportunity for us and it was not something we wanted to miss out on'.

England supporter Jack Lawtey, 28, of the Calls, said: "I'm very happy".

Marvin Humes & Kat Shoob revealed this afternoon that the iconic football anthem had knocked Clean Bandit's "Solo" off the top spot, twenty-two years after its original release.

According to the British Beer and Pub Association, pint sales in England are expected to come out at 18 million for Saturday alone, seven million more than normal.

"And in the end we already did what really matters: knocking Germany out!"

One of the achievements of coach Gareth Southgate is to take a young side and to give belief in a set of players, some of whom play for the biggest clubs in the Premier League and others at smaller outfits. We have got to keep on improving as staff and as players.

The nation's unofficial anthem Three Lions - with its incredibly catchy chorus "it's coming home" - has enjoyed a resurgence in recent weeks as the Harry Kane captained side has made the semi finals for just the third time.

It reaped early rewards, too, as England finally won a penalty shootout by knocking out Colombia in their last-16 meeting.

He joked: "I'm not David Beckham, so we're in trouble".

Got over that nonsense years ago.

They have been knocked out by Southgate's tactical nous, cool-in-a-crisis touchline style and caring nature.

  • Kyle Peterson