Tag: Soccer

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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Young Lions Qualify For Euro Finals

Congratulations to Aidy Boothroyd after guiding England’s Under 21s to next summer’s European Championships in Italy. England will head to Italy for their sixth consecutive Euro Under 21s after qualifying with a game to spare. Impressive Qualification The draw promised a bumpy ride but Boothroyd’s side breezed through, never looking in danger of missing out.

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Croatia vs England Preview

England take on Croatia this Friday behind the closed doors of the Stadion HNK Rijeka. It’s fair to say this isn’t the biggest game between Croatia and England this year, it is however the latest chapter in what is quickly becoming one of European football’s most intense rivalries. A Red Hot Rivalry The World Cup

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Southgate stays, Rice commits as Sancho, Mount and Maddison lead the call ups.

It’s been a busy afternoon for the England with the expected announcement that Gareth Southgate will be staying on as manager until the 2022 World Cup and his latest squad came with several surprises. Southgate stays It seems a sensible move to keep Southgate, the FA having finally opted for a long-term plan have decided

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England’s Weekly Winners & Losers Week 5

A look back at last week’s England winners and losers… Winners Jadon Sancho In a week that saw his old youth team coach compare him to Neymar, Sancho produced an inspired 32 minute appearance to help Dortmund to a 3-1 win. With the game at 1-1 Sancho delivered a perfect cross fit Marius Wolf to

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10 Conclusions from England’s international week

So England’s first intenrational week of the new season is over, what conclussions can we draw? Midfield search continues- England’s problem position remains midfield or more specifically the creative playmaker to run it. Jordan Henderson deserves credit for making the absolute most of his talent but England need a better solution. Adam Lallana was again

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England’s Winners and losers: Week 3

Our weekly look at this weeks winners and losers is headlined by two World Cup centre backs experiencing contrasting fortunes. England’s Winners and losers: Week 2 England’s winners & losers: Week 1 Winners Harry Maguire The man who can do no wrong! Maguire scored a 92nd minute winner with a scuffed shot from distance and

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Possible England call ups

Gareth Southgate will name his first post World Cup squad on Thursday. After a great summer it will be a case of evolution not revolution with England and the core group will remain intact, but there will be changes. Here are some of the contenders for a call. Time to thank Southgate and give him

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