June 9 Social Zone: Southgate pens a letter to the nation, the nation replies play Grealish

England manager looks to unite the country behind their Euro 2020 bid, while Giroud shows Benzema how it’s done.

SOCCER: How can Gareth Southgate be so eloquent yet still think that playing two holding midfielders is the way to go for England?

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SOCCER: This simulation was run in 2020, something that isn't being mentioned by the media outlets carrying it at the moment.

And of course England bowed out at the semi-final stage, Jude Bellingham was only 16 then. He's 17 now. Final glory awaits.

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SOCCER: And a timely reminder that for all the stats and number crunching, there is an extra factor affecting this tournament.

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SOCCER: France are worthy favourites for Euro 2020 and they've got an interesting battle for the striker spot developing. Olivier Giroud nudged ahead of Karim Benzema on Tuesday evening with two goals as Les Bleus beat Bulgaria 3-0.

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SOCCER: Is it though? He gets paid just as much in the off season as he does during the season. I hope his interpreter is charging overtime.

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SOCCER: It's been a while, Footballers with animals.

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ENDURANCE: John Stocker completed a 4.167-mile route every hour for 81 hours, totalling 337 miles, to set a new world record at the Suffolk Backyard Ultra.

Stocker was the last person standing after battling it out with Matthew Blackburn for 80 of the laps. Blackburn for all his efforts got a Did Not Finish.

The next nearest competitor pulled out after 37 hours.

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