Month: April 2018

Wembley Sale- an absolute no-brainer!

On the day most NFL fans were focussed on the annual college draft another story slipped out of the US that caused shock and suspicion on both sides of the Atlantic: Shahid Khan the colourful owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars and Fulham FC launched an audacious £900million bid to buy Wembley Stadium from the FA.

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England suffer Ox Blow

It’s 7 weeks until the start of the World Cup and international managers are dreading their players calling them the day after limping out of a game. Yesterday Gareth Southgate received one such call from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and now has an extra selection headache. For the player who’s reinvented himself as a dynamic central midfielder

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World Cup Countdown: This weeks English winners & losers

As I was ill last week I’ve rolled this into 2 weeks of winners and losers Winners Jadon Sancho We start with the man who made a bit of history this week- Sancho became the first English player ever to score for Borussia Dortmund. Sancho curled home a beautiful shot from 16 yards out and

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World Cup Countdown- The 20 Greatest players never to play a World Cup (Part 3)

Part 3 of our look back at the greats who never played a World Cup- as we’re getting into the top 10 the biographies are a little longer… 10. Bernd Schuster (West Germany) If there’s one certainty in football it’s that if you’re a world-class player born in Germany you will play (and more than

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World Cup Countdown- The 20 Greatest players never to play a World Cup (Part 2)

We continue the countdown of those great talents who never got to perform on the games biggest stage from 15 to 11… 15. Liam Brady (Republic of Ireland) The silky midfield playmaker with as good a left foot as ever seen in British football broke into Arsenal’s first team in 1973 aged just 17. Brady

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World Cup Countdown- The 20 Greatest Players never to play a World Cup (part 1)

Most of the World’s great players have graced football’s biggest stage at some point in their career but a few never made it, here’s a countdown of the 20 best of those players who missed their chance of World Cup glory; 20. Andrey Arshavin (Russia) The diminutive magician may have endured mixed fortunes for Arsenal

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