The 5 Stars Of The U19 European Championships

The France under-19s managed to go one better than their senior counterparts last week, by winning the European Championships. Ludovic Batelli’s youngsters trounced Italy 4-0 in the final, claiming a third European title at this level for France. In doing so, they demonstrated that there is plenty more young talent coming through for Les Bleus,[…]

The Candidates: Who Will Get The England Job?

With Roy Hodgson’s resignation immediately after England’s shock Euro 2016 exit, the FA will be looking for a new manager. Hodgson’s tenure was not a travesty – far from it, but the Three Lions will be looking to improve considerably after consecutive major tournament flops. But who are the candidates? Some have advocated a new,[…]

6 Surprise Call-ups to Euro 2016 Who Could Shine

If you’re good enough, you’re old enough – a cliché that feels as though it has been around as long as association football itself. But regardless of how tired a refrain it can sometimes sound, the adage holds true because it is rooted in the essence of the game. One of the most uplifting spectacles[…]

The Best 23-man Squad Missing From Euro 2016

No matter what the competition is and in which sport, spectators want to see the best competitors taking the field. In football this is no different. All of the squads have now been announced for Euro 2016 and there are numerous high-profile absentees from this year’s tournament. Out of all of the players that will be[…]

Why Liverpool Must Give Up On Daniel Sturridge

Daniel Sturridge has been a shining light even during the darkest times for Liverpool over the past few seasons. His flamboyant dancing for each goal and his ambitious eye for goal have made him a favourite with the Kop since the sale of Luis Suarez. Whilst Raheem Sterling and Luis Suarez have searched for trophies[…]

Conservatism, Data and the Suffocation of English Football

Vicente Del Bosque sit’s back in a chair during an interview with journalist Sid Lowe and proclaims “There is no English football anymore, not authentic style”. He continues to explain that England’s constant change in footballing philosophy and foreign imports has meant that the soul of English football has been ripped out. He has a[…]

Jordan Henderson – the all-action central midfielder

Jordan Henderson just can’t win over the majority it seems. To some, he can’t pass, can’t dribble and doesn’t have a fixed position. He has underwhelmed for England, doesn’t really offer much in defence and was captain of the national under-21 side that was comprehensively dismantled at the European Championships in 2013. How could he[…]

GEORGINIO WIJNALDUM A KEY COMPONENT WITHIN McCLAREN’S REVITALISED NEWCASTLE OUTFIT

  Following last season’s train wreck, Newcastle United’s fans have amultitude of reasons to be excited about the 2015/16 campaign. To start with, installing Steve McClaren as their new manager is a greatdecision, for he’s a man with vast experience who loves the game and isn’t afraid to try things. Plus, you know he’s always up[…]