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England 2-1 Croatia: Kane comeback stuns Croatia

England have qualified for the semi finals of the UEFA Nations League after a stunning late comeback saw them beat Croatia at Wembley. The precarious position of their group meant both England and Croatia needed to win to qualify for the Nations League finals, whilst a draw would send Spain through. Adding to the tension

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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 Squad Announcement

Gareth Southgate has named his England squad for the upcoming Nations League fixture against Spain and friendly against Switzerland, so what conclusions can we draw? The Squad Goalkeepers: Jack Butland (Stoke), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Alex McCarthy (Southampton) Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Fabian Delph (Manchester City), Joe Gomez (Liverpool), Harry Maguire (Leicester City) Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur), Luke

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Is the Winter Break finally going to happen?

In the autumn of 1993 as Graham Taylor’s World Cup bid turned to dust Sky Sports’ Richard Keys hosted a post-mortem as English football looked to the future. Then Leeds boss and future FA Technical Director Howard Wilkinson reeled off a list of changes that would help the next England Manager- top of that list

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UEFA Nations League: Why fans should care

Tomorrow night sees the inaugural match of the UEFA Nations League takes place with, with Germany facing new World Champions France in Munich. The competition has yet to create much excitement amongst fans of any European national teams. The football press in Britain has been particularly scathing ‘Stay as far away from this as possible,’

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Farewell Wayne

  Imagine my surprise when the article I was writing about the merits of Wayne Rooney’s imminent England recall were torpedoed by the announcement Rooney was retiring from international football. It’s the right decision for Rooney, for Everton and probably England too. Rooney has got himself in condition, found form and is rekindling his old

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England’s 10 greatest qualifiers

For all England’s tournament woes they remain Europe’s leading qualification experts- 1 defeat in their last 46 (and that was a dead rubber) is an enviable qualification record.  I’m counting down here their 10 best qualification performances I’ve witnessed; 10. England 3-0 Poland (Sep 1993/ World Cup 1994) The game that almost saved Graham Taylor,

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World Cup Memories- Mexico ’86

For me the summer of 1986 was about 2 things; finishing Primary School and watching my first World Cup. In the pre Premier League era live football on TV was pretty much limited to the FA Cup final so for football mad kids the World Cup was heaven sent.  My last days of primary school

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7 Premier League Rule Changes that should happen

The new season is almost here, but all is not necessarily well in the beautiful game so I’ve come up with 5 rule changes that should happen; Loan players can play against their parent club. This is bloody obvious! whilst it’ll be fascinating to see how Chelsea’s young loanees get on this season the fact

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Remembering the Managers- Graham Taylor

When Graham Taylor sadly passed away a year ago English football paid him a heartfelt tribute. It was well deserved for a man who by all accounts was honest, decent and gave so much of himself to the game. As a club manager Taylor achieved minor miracles taking Watford to the FA Cup final and

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