Month: May 2018

50 Greatest World Cup Cult moments (Part 4)

Part 4 of our look back at the strange and magical moments of World Cup’s gone by. 50 Greatest World Cup Cult moments (Part 1) 50 Greatest World Cup Cult Moments (Part 2) 50 Greatest World Cup Cult Moments (Part 3) 20. One Man & His Dog (2002) Roy Keane was never known as a shy

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England World Cup Squad announced: 11 takeaways

The months of waiting and jockeying for position are over; Gareth Southgate has announced his 23 man squad for Russia 2018 and here they are; Goalkeepers- Jordan Pickford, Jack Butland, Nick Pope Central Defenders- John Stones, Kyle Walker, Harry Maguire, Gary Cahill, Phil Jones Wingbacks- Kieran Trippier, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ashley Young, Danny Rose Central Midfielders-

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50 Greatest World Cup Cult Moments (Part 3)

Continuing our countdown of the weird and wonderful of the World Cup… 50 Greatest World Cup Cult moments (Part 1) 50 Greatest World Cup Cult Moments (Part 2) 30. Sour Grapes (2002) It’s strange how different nations respond to World Cup elimination, in England the intellectually challenged trash their local high street, in France Parisians scream

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Picking an England World Cup squad- lessons for Gareth Southgate

With 24 hours to go until Gareth Southgate names England’s World Cup squad here are some notes he should be taking from the bitter experiences of his predecessors. 1.Make the cut early Lesson learned from- Glenn Hoddle 1998 Hoddle took a gradual approach to picking his 23 for France in 1998. Initially he held an

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50 Greatest World Cup Cult Moments (Part 2)

Part 2 of our look back at the weird, wonderful, brilliant & awful moments that have defined the World Cup, from the sublime to the utterly ridiculous. 50 Greatest World Cup Cult moments (Part 1) 40. Football for breakfast (2002) John Motson is rightly regarded as a National Treasure for his Match of The Day

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England’s Weekly winners and losers

The Premier League season is over, so who finished on high, who finished on a low and who made an 11th hour bid for a World Cup place? Winners Ademola Lookman The young winger’s record with Red Bull Leipzig  reads 11 games, 7 starts, 5 goals and 4 assists and to think ‘Big’ Sam didn’t fancy

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50 Greatest World Cup Cult moments (Part 1)

In amongst the wonderful memories the World Cup has given us over the years are the strange off the wall moments from the funny to the horrifying, from the brilliant to the truly bizarre moments that have been woven into the fabric of the world’s greatest sporting spectacle, here are 50 of the most memorable.

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England’s weekly winners and losers

With the club season winding down and the World Cup upon us who’s hot and who’s not? Winners Harry Kane It’s been a tough few weeks for Kane and this one started badly with a poor display at West Brom followed by a fresh air shot at Wembley. But a beautiful strike to bring up

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Gomez injury means a late shuffle of the pack for Southgate

Liverpool confirmed yesterday the unsurprising news that young England defender Joe Gomez will miss the World Cup. Gomez was injured playing for England back in March and has never looked like shaking off the problem so after a season of progress the young central defender can look forward to a long career for club and

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World Cup Countdown: the 20 Greatest Players never to play a World Cup

Most of the Worlds Greatest players do grace the game’s biggest stage but not all here we Countdown 20 of the best who never made it to a World Cup. Players never to play a World Cup (part 1) players never to play a World Cup ( 2) players never to play a World Cup

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