Category: Football

Under 21 Disaster: What Went Wrong for Boothroyd’s Boys?

After the huge build up England’s Under 21s are out of Euro 2019. A highly talented squad, packed with World and European Champions at junior level are out after two calamitous defeats in four days. So what went so badly wrong? Who’s to blame? And what impact will this have on the senior squad? A

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Young Lions to Roar in Italy?

England’s summer of tournament football continues tonight when Aidy Boothroyd’s Under 21s begin their European Championship campaign against France Under 21s this evening. England have given high priority to the euros this summer. Whilst established under 23s in the senior side such as Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Trent Alexander-Arnold are missing, Gareth Southgate has

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Nations League Finals Preview

On Thursday evening England will play their second successive semi-final of a major tournament for the first time since 1968. In qualifying ahead of Croatia and Spain, England have demonstrated they are now serious contenders for major honours. The challenge now is to win their first trophy of the millennium. How Important is the Nations

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Southgate’s Selection Headaches

It’s been a heady week for English Football after back to back nights of European thrillers put four Premier League clubs into the Champions & Europa League finals. England manager Gareth Southgate expressed his delight for those Liverpool and Tottenham players who will compete for club football’s ultimate prize, but conceded it will leave him

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Southgate’s New Boys Ranked

Since his bow as England manager back in October 2016, Gareth Southgate has handed debuts to 26 new players from his 33 games in charge. Here we rank those 26 new players from worst to first, it’s been a mixed bag. 26. Jack Cork, 1 cap (Debut vs Germany 10-Nov-17) The workmanlike midfielder will almost certainly

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Montenegro 1-5 England: Barkley inspires blazing comeback

After the high of a five-star showing at Wembley on Friday, there was always a danger of this trip to Podgorica being a case of after the Lord Mayors Show. England’s previous trips to Montenegro had ended in frustrating draws and injury doubts saw Southgate pick a much changed lineup. Dele Alli was passed fit

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England 5-0 Czech Republic: Sterling cashes Czechs at Wembley

After four months in hibernation international football returned this week with the start of European Championship qualifying. England’s campaign started at Wembley against the Czech Republic. The Czechs arrived with a young side short of the star names of their glorious past but believing they could cause an upset by targeting supposed weak link Harry

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Seven On Southgate’s Radar?

In little over two weeks time international football returns as Euro 2020 qualification begins. England will take on the Czech Republic and Montenegro, but which players have impressed enough to be added to Gareth Southgate’s expected England squad? Tom Heaton (Burnley) Having seen off one England goalkeeper to regain the number one spot at Burnley

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