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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 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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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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England January Round Up

It’s officially down time for international football, with no games scheduled until March. As a result news to discuss is thin on the ground at England Football.org Towers. So here’s a quick round-up of the January England news. Southgate in demand? It was revealed in the Daily Telegraph that Gareth Southgate is on Manchester United’s

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Double Draw means Dutch Date and Czech Mate

This weekend saw the unusual event of England partaking in two tournament draws. First came the European Championship qualifying draw and then on Monday the Nations League semi-final draw, so who did England get and how good are they? Dutch Date in Portugal England drew The Netherlands in the Nations League semi-finals whilst hosts Portugal

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England’s Weekly Winners and Losers: Week 14

On another historically bad weekend for English numbers in the Premier League, which of the chosen few came up trumps? Winners Tammy Abraham A 4 goal salvo! Better still he managed 6 goals in 7 days. Abraham excelled two years ago on loan with Bristol City and is up to his old Championship tricks at Villa. Abraham

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