Month: October 2018

England’s Weekly Winners & Losers: Week 10

Firstly I should point out this form check is really a bit of fun and nothing that happens on the pitch can be compared to the shock of Glenn Hoddle’s collapse and disturbing news that the England legend remains critically ill in hospital. Nor does football compare to the unspeakable tragedy that unfolded at the

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England’s Weekly Winners & Losers: Week 9

Winners Ashley Young Young may be England’s 4th choice left-back, but he was outstanding this week as Manchester United right-back. Young kept Eden Hazard (relatively) in check and was a constant source of energy down the right flank and even provided the assist, albeit off a deflection for Martial’s equalizer. Could that 40th England cap

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Spain 2-3 England: Sterling wins The Thriller in Sevilla

“I can only see a Spain win” predicted the oracle that is Paul Merson. For once most agreed, Spain came into this game unbeaten in 38 straight competitive games at home, a run stretching back to 2003, their last home game being a 6-0 hiding of Croatia last month. England meanwhile hadn’t won in Spain

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Croatia 0-0 England: A strange night in Rijeka

This morning I took my toddlers to play football at ‘Mini Shooters’ and the crowd watching the tots run around with a ball was larger than the one England played before last night. UEFA’s decided the best form of punishment to the Croatian FA for that infamous Swastika in the grass incident, was to play

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Young Lions Qualify For Euro Finals

Congratulations to Aidy Boothroyd after guiding England’s Under 21s to next summer’s European Championships in Italy. England will head to Italy for their sixth consecutive Euro Under 21s after qualifying with a game to spare. Impressive Qualification The draw promised a bumpy ride but Boothroyd’s side breezed through, never looking in danger of missing out.

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Croatia vs England Preview

England take on Croatia this Friday behind the closed doors of the Stadion HNK Rijeka. It’s fair to say this isn’t the biggest game between Croatia and England this year, it is however the latest chapter in what is quickly becoming one of European football’s most intense rivalries. A Red Hot Rivalry The World Cup

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Southgate stays, Rice commits as Sancho, Mount and Maddison lead the call ups.

It’s been a busy afternoon for the England with the expected announcement that Gareth Southgate will be staying on as manager until the 2022 World Cup and his latest squad came with several surprises. Southgate stays It seems a sensible move to keep Southgate, the FA having finally opted for a long-term plan have decided

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