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Published March 19, 2015

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With England due to take on Lithuania in this month’s European qualifier, there has been much debate as to who should be in the squad and who should be left out.
The majority of the focus has been on the Premiership star of the moment, Tottenham’s Harry Kane, who many believe should be definitely included within the squad, especially as he is currently the highest scoring English striker in the Premier League with 16 goals.
Other players who hoping to be a call up to the squad include, Ashley Young who has shown great improvement under Louis …

Our England Squad for upcoming European Qualifier

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Published March 12, 2015

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Aston Villa beat West Brom 2-1 this weekend in the Quarter Final of the FA Cup, booking themselves a place in the semi-finals at Wembley next month.
Unfortunately before the end of the game, some Villa fans found the excitement too much to handle and decided to invade the pitch from one of the corners of the stadium. By doing this they took out one of the corner flags before making their way into the middle of the pitch to try to get to the Villa players to “congratulate” them.
With the game not finished, the referee or FA board could have …


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Published March 6, 2015

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Many other European teams in countries such as Spain, Germany, France and Italy have winter breaks, with teams usually playing their last game before Christmas around the 15th December. They then get a break lasting roughly a month to enjoy the festive period and rest both their mind and body. Premier League teams have to play all through the Christmas period, often playing 3 games a week in freezing conditions.
High profile football influencers Alex Ferguson and Roberto Mancini have spoken out, saying the benefits a winter break could have. It’s well documented that come the later stages of the season …

Is Burnout an Issue?

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Published November 16, 2014

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With Roy Hodgson getting his excuses in early before the England’s home match with Slovenia next Saturday we thought we would take a look at 3 of the worst pitches in the English game of all time.

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Wembley welcomes the Jacksonville Jaguars and Dallas Cowboys in what is the 3rd NFL game of the year to be hosted in the capital. The game takes place less than a week before Roy’s men look to keep their 100% winning record in Group E.

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With Slovenia recording 2 wins in their last …

Top 3 Worst Pitches in Modern English Football

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Published November 13, 2014

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An International Friendly between rival countries England and Scotland is only round the corner. The two sides are set to face each other at Celtic Park and will be England’s last international fixture of 2014. England’s last visit to Scotland was in 1999 when Paul Scholes earned his country a 2-0 victory at Hampden Park. With this rivalry in mind, we are looking at some of the biggest/best international rivalries.
7) Denmark vs Sweden
Denmark and Sweden’s rivalry goes back nearly 100 years; however the spark in this rivalry came during an equalisation match in 2008. Sweden held a 3 goal lead …


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Published October 7, 2014

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England have a home game against the lowest ranking team in FIFA’s rating system; San Marino before travelling to Estonia in what should prove to be a slightly more tricky game.
Particular attention will be placed on how many fans turn out at Wembley for the game, with only 40,000 attending the friendly match against Norway in September – the lowest since Wembley reopened in 2007.
Roy Hodgson has had to adapt his squad this weekend with Arsenal’s Calum Chambers called up to replace the injured John Stones. This injury adds is another addition to an increasingly long list of defenders out …

This week’s EURO 2016 Qualifiers

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Published September 10, 2014

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With all of 35,000 fans expected at Wembley this Wednesday (03/09) it’s obvious the nation can’t wait to welcome home our stars of the 2014 Brazil World Cup. Wembley won’t even be half full, and ex-Liverpool and England manager Hodgson has already had to come out and back the friendly against Norway.
This will be Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney’s first match as England captain, and he could well be alongside a few debutants. Rooney is by far the most experienced player in a very young England squad, with Manchester City’s James Milner the 2nd – although he can barely get …


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Published June 19, 2014

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The World Cup kicked off with some controversial decisions with Brazil becoming victorious over Croatia but over the weekend more matches took place with some great displays from some great players.
Kicking off the weekend was Mexico who faced up against Cameroon in a match that saw the conditions take a massive part in the game. The rain was lashing down on the pitch making it the match harder for the players. But Mexico earned all three points with a 1 – 0 victory placing them under Brazil in the Group A table. It was unlucky that Mexico only won the …


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Published June 9, 2014

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Ahead of the World Cup group stages,England had another international friendly on Wednesday 4th June as the look to see how they can face up to strong South American sides along with coming up against weather conditions similar to Rio. Hodgson’s side that was picked mainly looked at how players can play in different positions in case of injuries and suspensions.
The England side faced up against Ecuador in Miami, USA and lined up with a 4-2-3-1 formation giving Everton’s Ross Barkley a free role in Central Attacking Midfield to see what he can offer to England. The formation consisted of …


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Published May 29, 2014

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In recent world cup visits, England have not performed the way we all wanted them to and also the way the players themselves wanted to, and with the World Cup in Rio gradually getting near, its time for the England camp to start looking at the players that will start the first game of England’s 2014 World Cup. The international friendly is on Friday 30th May and should be a stepping stone as England face up against Peru at Wembley Stadium.
This match will be a chance for Hodgson to either look at how his first 11 shape up and play …


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