Tag: Soccer

Euro Under 19s- another youth tournament, another chance of a trophy 

The Annual Euro Under 19s are underway in Georgia. The Under 20s World Cup win has lead to increased interest in youth tournaments amongst England fans and given us all belief we can win trophies, so how much attention should we be paying to this? Well I can see 2 reasons we should care. Firstly

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Ranking England’s striker options 

Looking forward to next season- here’s the current England pecking order (as I see it) Harry Kane– Surely England’s new captain and talisman he’s paramount to England’s hopes and will remain so for years. Marcus Rashford– Has yet to excel for England but a superstar in the making could he be our M’Bappe? Jamie Vardy–

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Gareth Southgate- reasons to be fearful 

Away day blues- no wins from 4 away matches is a worrying trend- true not many would emerge unscathed from away trips to Paris & Dortmund but England were negative and lucky in Slovenia & Scotland. England’s next 2 away matches are qualifiers in Malta & Lithuania- surely they’ll pick up 6 points and put

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Gareth Southgate- reasons to be cheerful

A debut season done and what have Southgate’s England accomplished, in truth it’s been a mixed bag of a year but somethings do give cause for optimism; The Rooney dilemma solved– one of the biggest gripes about Roy Hodgson was his refusal to accept the Wayne Rooney of 2016/17 is not the one of 2009/10.

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England and English Football, From Despair to (something approaching) hope

One year on from the the debacle against Iceland and one year away from Russia 2018 I’ve decided to blog about the England football team. I’m not an ex-player or a journalist just a fan who’s followed England and English football for a lifetime. I’ll keep the tone up beat (when I can), there’s been

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