This one’s for you Gareth: a bluffer’s guide on how to win the Euros

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Well, at least Harry Kane wasn’t on corners this time. Eight years on from delivering humiliation in Nice, Iceland were back at it, thunder-clapping their way to a 1-0 victory on Friday to keep the favourites – who now have one win in their last five – humble before Euro 2024 kicks off. So what should England fans do here: label this as a crisis-in-waiting or brush it off as an exercise in experimentation? Sob over pictures of Jack Grealish, national hero of the pandemic Euros, or fire up “Anthony Gordon – Crazy Dribbling Skills, Goals & Assists – 2024” on YouTube and trust Gareth Southgate has got this? England’s manager is probably calm, aided by his fine tournament record. But there’s no harm in some last-minute revision on how to actually win the trophy.

The biggest disappointment for those of us chortling over England’s result last Friday is that they haven’t been drawn in a group with Lidl, Morrisons and Tesco” – Peter Storch.

It took me longer than it should have to realise that was a picture of Jack Grealish holding a bottle of mayonnaise and not Married With Children’s Bud Bundy” – Gavin O’Sullivan.

So, following Wales’s recent draw with Gibraltar (and this – Football Daily Ed), you really think that there really isn’t much lower to go? I beg to differ” – Dan Croft.

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