Let’s play darts! 🎯@tSHandJ’s Andy Jacobs takes on @England’s @EricDier in a 3-dart challenge!It certainly wasn’t a classic 😂😂🏆 #TSWorldCup pic.twitter.com/uZ9U6gUnOq— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) June 20, 2018And once the fuss has died down, if England don’t beat Panama, anyone who tries to suggest it was because of a photo of a teamsheet at training, will be laughed at. As Gareth Southgate pointed out when asked about the leak by talkSPORT: “It doesn’t bother me in the slightest. For me, no drama. It doesn’t make any difference to us really.” Listen to everything he says in the excellent interview with talkSPORT’s Nigel Adderley. It’s great, and the bit at the end is very funny. Members of the English press talk to Harry Maguire and Jamie Vardy. England assistant manager Steve Holland hands Gareth Southgate a mobile phone. After teamsheetgate Jamie Vardy was playing pool with the excellent Daniel Taylor from The Guardian at the Media Centre in Repino. If you look at England players’ autobiographies of the past, they’ve been helped to write them by some of these guys covering England. The players might disagree with stuff written in the press, the press might be critical of performances or behaviour of players occasionally. But the massive wedge the fans (mainly on social media) want to drive between players and media is mythical, so best to give up on that plan Twitter users.Fans often refer to the media as one thing, one person, one voice. That makes no sense. We don’t all get together in massive room at 5am and decide to all say the same thing. The term media has to be used correctly, but to suggest the media are saying this or that is wrong, specifics are needed. Some people accused journalists of closing ranks. The fact that at least one talkSPORT presenter (Andy Jacobs) disagreed with the view I’ve given in this article is enough to tell people that certainly on talkSPORT we all speak our own minds, and that’s always been the way since I arrived at the radio station nearly 20 years ago. sad day Second is best ‘Teamsheetgate’ is almost too boring for words, but there are some basic things that people need to understand before making a judgment.First of all, there’s a bigger picture here: it’s fitting we’re in Russia because there’s no Pravda going on with the English media. Censoring them because you might not like a story leads to a very, very dangerous path. England announce Euro 2020 warm-up matches against Austria and Romania 3 3 GETTING READY How does Euro 2020 draw work? England discover fate live on talkSPORT 2 ‘Spain and Italy would have built their teams around Jack Grealish’ – Harry Redknapp There is a Group of Death at Euro 2020 and here’s how England can avoid it Having said that, there have been far more positive articles written about England than negative, and even on a story like Sterling’s tattoo, the positivity from the media towards Sterling IN REACTION to that article was overwhelming, culminating in a wonderful article about Sterling and his mum in the English press on Friday.If an England coach makes a mistake it has to be reported otherwise the journalists are not doing their jobs properly. Steve Holland made a mistake, a fact proven by his apology to the squad.So after teamsheetgate some fans, mainly social media barking dogs, said Southgate should ban the media. Well the media pay FIFA for rights and access so Southgate is in no position to do that.Some said the media’s negativity was to blame for England failing at tournaments. Go through each tournament and defend that statement please! Iceland was the media’s fault? You’re joking! England announce another friendly to begin preparations for Euro 2020 Martin Peters, 1966 World Cup final goal scorer for England, dies aged 76 explained Foreign media attend as well. So if we have a round of 16 game against Poland, expect Polish press to be at training, take pictures, and publish leaked teamsheets. Gareth Southgate asked if the press want to help the team or not. It’s a bizarre question when you think about it.Foreign media are not England fans, and while I can guarantee every Englishman in the England press pack wants to report on England winning a world cup final (that would be a career high for any of us working in media out here), the English journalists cannot ignore a photograph of a teamsheet.Worth mentioning it’s not exactly proof of anything at this stage, that’s not necessarily going to be the team. Journalists are there to scrutinise and observe and report. Let me give you a cruder example: you might think a local football reporter should outright be supportive of the local football club. But what if that journalist has evidence the club is being run badly, and the future of the club is in question?Should he/she ignore it and support the team? Or report it and risk anger from the club and fans? You know the answer. Journalists are not cheerleaders. RIP LEGEND Fans given sneak peek into England’s Euro 2020 kit with images leaked online Mason Greenwood scores as England U21s beaten by late Netherlands wondergoal England star Jamie Vardy relaxes with a game of pool. It’s actually a good thing that this has happened ahead of Panama, and not ahead of a round of 16 game or quarter-final. Steve Holland was the man holding the piece of paper, and he has apologised to the squad for the leak. Gareth Southgate protects his group passionately and admirably, so he will be disappointed Steve was so careless.Lesson learned by the England camp. But should the media have gone with the story? Should the photo of the teamsheet have been made public?Well to think that only England supporting journalists attend open training sessions is wrong. Even some of the England reporters aren’t England fans – one is Scottish, for example. Brilliant reporter, hence he does the job he does, but not an England fan. ANALYSIS How Hudson-Odoi has performed this season – Are Keane’s comments about him fair? preparation drama have a look TALENT Latest England news 3 Tributes to ‘complete gentleman’ Martin Peters following England legend’s death “It doesn’t bother me in the slightest” #ENG manager Gareth Southgate shares his thoughts on the leaked team sheet#WorldCup | #TSWorldCup pic.twitter.com/pt4Hk4uwIp— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) June 22, 2018The over-reaction to teamsheetgate, and people desperate to hate the press I have found bizarre. The excellent Steve Holland made a mistake, but don’t criticise him for it. Move on everyone…talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.