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England National Team
Is it James Maddison’s time to shine for England?
12:00 Saturday 7th September 2019

Gareth Southgate announced his latest England squad nine days ago for upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against Bulgaria and Kosovo. Among the usual suspects, there was a first call-up for defenders Tyrone Mings, Aaron Wan Bissaka. Midfielder Mason…

Womens Football
Do England's Women's team look like potential World Cup winners?
12:01 Thursday 27th June 2019

After England's U21s side saw their European Championships ended prematurely, the nation's hopes fall firmly on the Lionesses' shoulders. Phil Neville's women's team are into the World Cup quarter-finals and today,…

England National Team
How can England's U21s fall at the first hurdle with all that talent?
15:01 Monday 24th June 2019

With an hour gone, England U21s were sitting pretty winning 1-0 against France. An outstanding solo run from Phil Foden looked set to continue the Three Lions' excellence on the international stage. It seemed as though our young…

International
On John Stones and the risk of playing from the back
17:00 Monday 10th June 2019

Playing from the back is the new mandate in football. ‘Anywhere will do’ has gone from sensible to foolish almost overnight. Ice hockey went through the same transition a few years ago. Dumping and chasing into the opponent’s…

Womens Football
Can Phil Neville find redemption with the Lionesses in France?
08:00 Sunday 9th June 2019

Gareth Southgate’s Russian redemption was a joy to watch. Since 1996 when his feebly struck penalty was saved by a grateful Andres Kopke, until around the time Eric Dier sent England through against Colombia, the Three Lions boss had…

England National Team
The hole in the middle of Southgate's England squad
17:00 Friday 7th June 2019

What is it about England and semi-finals, eh? The Three Lions had the opportunity to end their last four hoodoo in the UEFA Nations League last night, but once again, after starting well, England predictably handed it to their opponents on…

England National Team
Is Gareth Southgate working with best possible England squad?
10:00 Thursday 6th June 2019

England take on the Netherlands tonight at the Estadio D. Afonso Henriques. Victory for the Three Lions in Guimaraes would secure a place in Sunday’s inaugural Uefa Nations League final, against hosts Portugal. Gareth Southgate announced…

International
UEFA Nations League Finals: Who’s playing?
08:00 Wednesday 5th June 2019

Should you have forgotten, the UEFA Nations League tournament proceeds last year’s new Nations League A series, where national teams played off in a new format to ease off on the less than competitive games. This year, instead of…

England National Team
Declan Rice was wise to not rush into his decision on international future
12:00 Saturday 16th February 2019

On Wednesday, West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice announced via his social media channels his intention to switch his national allegiance from the Republic of Ireland to England. The 20-year old has played in three friendly games for the…

Premier League
Nathaniel Clyne is Liverpool and England’s true forgotten man
09:00 Tuesday 11th December 2018

A little over four years ago, Southampton's two starting full-backs departed for pastures new. Luke Shaw headed for Manchester United. Nathaniel Clyne dropped him off then travelled another 35 miles across the M62 to Liverpool. In subsequent…

European Football
Nations League: Is it a major trophy if England win?
17:00 Tuesday 4th December 2018

As Susanna Hoffs would sing, it was a Manic Monday in football terms. The day began like too many Mondays when Southampton sacked manager Mark Hughes. It ended on a sweeter note when England drew the Netherlands in the UEFA Nations League draw.…

Reviews
Film Review - Daring to Dream: England's Story at the 2018 World Cup
15:00 Tuesday 4th December 2018

This past summer delivered lasting memories for English football fans. Performing above what many believed possible, England reached the semi-finals of a major competition for the first time in 12 years. ‘Daring to Dream’ tells…

England National Team
With Harry Kane, it's always something
08:00 Sunday 18th November 2018

Harry Kane has issues with multitasking. Until this season, he had never scored a Premier League goal in August. He was fine for other competitions. Just the Premier League. Finally, he broke through with a 78th-minute finish on the counterattack…

England National Team
Can these players step up for England if Harry Kane is injured?
08:00 Friday 5th October 2018

Jamie Vardy, Marcus Rashford, Danny Welbeck and, of course, Harry Kane. They comprised Gareth Southgate's strike force in Russia. Kane won the World Cup Golden Boot, scoring six goals in the Three Lions’ semifinal run.  Problem?…

Opinion
Cloudy with a chance of Jamie Vardy?
17:00 Wednesday 19th September 2018

International retirement is a landmark for players. They no longer feel that their services are either required or good enough for the national side. For many football-folk, international retirement goes unannounced and is just a mark of time…