Tag: Jordan Henderson

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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England’s weekly winners & losers

3 weeks to go this season- who’s making a push for the World Cup Winners Jordan Henderson Came up with arguably the best performance of his career as he dominated the Roma midfield at Anfield. Henderson has endured a rough ride from fans and whilst he’s no Andrea Pirlo he is England’s midfield metronome for

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Who makes the plane?

That’s it the next time England get together their 23 man World Cup squad will have been announced. Gareth Southgate has opted to make his final squad early rather than naming a provisional squad and then whittling it down to a final 23. Southgate explained this was to make England’s training camp a performance camp

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Holland 0-1 England: Lingard’s Dutch Delight

It’s fair to say an England friendly went well when the mood an hour after full-time was distinctly more positive than what we experienced in the build up. Pundits have lined up endlessly to point out this is the weakest England squad in living memory with Alan Smith even pointing out it felt like the

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Malta 0-4 England 3 points and not much else.

These are the least fun internationals to watch, it’s literally a Premier a league club playing a full strength aside away to Crawley Town. Gareth Southgate sought to even the odds by selecting Joe Hart in goal. Southgate made the point that this doesn’t mean Hart is guaranteed to start going forward and 3 Premier

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Liverpool 4-0 Arsenal: It’s grim up North London

It’s Groundhog Day at Arsenal, after the usual loss at Stoke came the gutless first visit to a top 6 rival. The build up was dominated by two selection shocks, Liverpool dropping of keeper Simon Mignolet and Arsenals’s of record signing Alexandre Lacazette. The early skirmishes saw Arsenal struggle to cope with Liverpool’s pace and

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Ranking England’s centre midfield options

England’s biggest problem position going into a World Cup year is central midfield. Whether playing the default 4-2-3-1 or Plan B 3-4-3 the 2 in the middle remains a problem. We have plenty of options in the wide areas and a potentially great number 10 in Dele Alli, but holding and linking midfield roles are

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