Month: July 2018

England’s Early Pre-season winners and losers

Pre-season is far from done with the Community Shield set for Sunday, so with the World Cup stars still absent which England hopefuls have stood out? Winners Emile Smith-Rowe (Arsenal) The breakout star of this Preseason. His touch and technique have led to comparisons to a young Jack Wilshere (hopefully minus plonker tendencies) and he

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Under 19 failure highlights complexity of club vs country

So England failed to retain their Euro Under 19 title after a 5-0 drubbing from France. Worse still failing to make the semi finals put England into a playoff to make next years Under 20 World Cup. They lost it 3-0 to Norway meaning England won’t be defending the Under 20 World Cup they won

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Time to thank Southgate and give him time to move England forward

There were many reasons to celebrate England’s success at this World Cup, one personal reason is I live on the doorstep of the village of Southgate in the Borough of Barnet and didn’t want to see all the local road signs for Southgate followed in spray paint with the words ‘iz sh!t.’ Instead on Monday

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5 England World Cup careers on borrowed time

England have been hailed for the youthful squad they took to Russia 2018. But for some it may have been the beginning of the end of their time with the national team, for others absolutely the end, here’s a run down of the players most likely to be eased out this season. Cary Cahill (61

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England’s Bright Young Things (ii)

So the World Cup is over and all the talk is of England’s bright young things pushing for a senior call up, but who are these youngsters who’ve scooped so many major titles in the last year- here’s part 2 of our guide to the top 30 prospects under the age of 23. England’s Bright

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World Cup 2018: Day 26

France on top of the World to close The Greatest Show on Earth France 4-2 Croatia France are World Champions after a thrilling and controversial win in the World Cup Final. But it was Croatia who flew out of the traps with the dynamic Ivan Perisic causing France problems down the right. But on 17

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World Cup 2018: Day 25

Date with destiny awaits France & Croatia whilst Belgium claim the bronze Third place playoff: Belgium 2-0 England Before we preview football’s biggest game we got the most pointless game in the sport- the third place playoff. This game somehow doesn’t carry the weight of a bronze match at the Olympics instead fans of the

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