Tag: Soccer

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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England 3-0 USA: Three and easy as Rooney rides off into the sunset

Wayne Rooney’s farewell to England turned out to be a game all about dynamic new talent as England brushed aside the USA 3-0 at Wembley. Gareth Southgate opted for a youthful starting line-up who had fewer caps between them than Rooney has to his name, whilst England’s fabled number 10 started on the bench. The

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England vs USA Preview: Rooney’s last rodeo

When Wayne Rooney departed English football this summer is was a strangely muted affair. A year on from rejoining boyhood club Everton, England and Manchester United’s record goalscorer slipped out of Finch Farm and headed to Washington DC. But his one-off return tomorrow night, makes England’s encounter with the USA their most talked about friendly

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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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