Month: July 2017

England’s attacking midfield options

The key department in the England squad, right now England’s senior team doesn’t have a central midfield unit to match the craft and guile of France, Spain or Germany. But the advanced midfielders and wingers provide a threat to worry the best with pace and skill. Dele Alli- A world class number 10 in the making

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Ranking England’s centre midfield options

England’s biggest problem position going into a World Cup year is central midfield. Whether playing the default 4-2-3-1 or Plan B 3-4-3 the 2 in the middle remains a problem. We have plenty of options in the wide areas and a potentially great number 10 in Dele Alli, but holding and linking midfield roles are

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6 England subplots to the new season

The Community Shield is a week on Sunday and thus starts a new season with a World Cup to finish it next July. Here are 6 England subplots to be played out in the club season. England Number 1 battle After eight years as the uncontested England goalkeeper Joe Hart now faces a real battle

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Top 10 English players who didn’t make it with England.

A look back at the players who were sensations for their clubs but somehow never quite worked for the National Side, in no particular order here are the players who many expected to be England greats but barely figured and why. 1.Matt Le Tissier (Caps 8 Goals 0) Le God to Southampton fans Matt Le

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Remembering the Managers- Graham Taylor

When Graham Taylor sadly passed away a year ago English football paid him a heartfelt tribute. It was well deserved for a man who by all accounts was honest, decent and gave so much of himself to the game. As a club manager Taylor achieved minor miracles taking Watford to the FA Cup final and

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Under 19 triumph keeps the momentum going. Premier League it’s now over to you.

‘Another trophy added to the cabinet’, is not an expression England fans are used to hearing. And yet England have won 3 trophies this summer from the 5 youth tournaments they entered. It’s a staggering haul made even more impressive considering the 2 tournaments they didn’t win saw England make a final and semi final

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How Southgate’s change in policy is shaping the transfer window

Like most fans I find the transfer window a guilty pleasure. With little in the way of games to watch to scratch the football itch trying to work out who’ll be a hit and who’ll be this years Angel De Maria is a summer game. It’s fun to watch even though we all know the

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Rooney- Lessons from Raul

It looks almost certain Wayne Rooney will be an Everton player next season. Rooney’ s decision to take a pay cut to return to his boyhood club rather than earn a fortune in China is admirable, it also keeps the dying embers of his England career alive. Rooney has already stated he intends to play

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