Month: September 2018

England’s Weekly winners and losers: Week 6

Later than usual, here are last week’s English Premier League winners and losers… Winners Daniel Sturridge Celebrated his first Champions League start in four years with a trademark goal. It’s often forgotten that Sturridge scored the first goal of Gareth Southgate’s England reign, now a fitter, stronger version of the player so often injured, the

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England’ Late Bloomers (Part 2)

The usual path of an England career is youth teams, under 21s (or Under 23s as it used to be) and then to the seniors at around 23. But some take a much longer route to the England team. In honour of the retiring Jamie Vardy who took the scenic route to an England career

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England’s Weekly Winners & Losers Week 5

A look back at last week’s England winners and losers… Winners Jadon Sancho In a week that saw his old youth team coach compare him to Neymar, Sancho produced an inspired 32 minute appearance to help Dortmund to a 3-1 win. With the game at 1-1 Sancho delivered a perfect cross fit Marius Wolf to

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10 Conclusions from England’s international week

So England’s first intenrational week of the new season is over, what conclussions can we draw? Midfield search continues- England’s problem position remains midfield or more specifically the creative playmaker to run it. Jordan Henderson deserves credit for making the absolute most of his talent but England need a better solution. Adam Lallana was again

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England vs Spain Preview

England take on Spain at Wembley this Evening, in their inaugural UEFA Nations League match. England arrive in unusually buoyant mood following a relatively successful major tournament. England Squad Announcement A Successful summer Gareth Southgate’s mission is now to ensure England’s great run in Russia was the start of a successful run at major tournaments

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A History of England vs Spain: Pearce’s Redemption, Hunter’s beauty, Di Stefano brilliance, Gary’s goalfest and that miss!

England will host Spain at Wembley in both teams inaugural UEFA Nations League game this Saturday. Surprisingly for two of European football’s big nations, the history between the two has often flown under the radar compared to England’s rivalries with say Germany or Spain’s with Portugal. But they’ve still met twice in the World Cup

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England’s weekly winners and losers: Week 4

Which players advanced their England cases ahead of the international break… England’s Winners and losers: Week 3 England’s Winners and losers: Week 2 England’s winners & losers: Week 1 Winners Kyle Walker Wow! The only place to start is with Walker and his goal of the season contender. A sumptuous strike ensured City beta Newcastle

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