Roy Hodgson admitted Picking Daniel for Friendly Matches

Roy Hodgson admitted that picking Daniel Sturridge for the upcoming friendly against Netherlands and seeing his performance against a top team will have a huge say in his ability to travel with the England team for the Euro 2016.

Sturridge appeared like one of the finest prospects since the days of Michael Owen and Alan Shearer at their peak. He had been one of the highest scoring English strikers in the Premier League before the curse of injuries struck him. In the last two seasons, he has barely managed 20 appearances in all competitions.

If Jose becomes Man Utd's new manager

With the potential imminent announcement come the end of the season of Jose Mourinho’s takeover at Manchester United here are 4 possible scenarios we may see at Old Trafford this summer and over the course of next season.

Rooney Made Captain
Wayne Rooney will remain captain of the club. We often see upheaval when new managers arrive at clubs however it’s no secret that Jose is a huge admirer of Wayne Rooney and his style of play.

Is the Balance of Power Shfting

With Leicester City looking as if they may well become surprise title winners there are many who are seeing this as a welcome change for English football.

After seasons of the same old clubs qualifying for the Champions League and being able to buy the all the best players, Leicester, Spurs and West Ham are all attempting to crash the party.

Why Chelsea can still finish in the top six

After a poor start to the season, Chelsea have turned their campaign around since interim head coach Guus Hiddink arrived at the helm.

Although the Dutchman will leave Stamford Bridge in June, he will still want to lead the Blues to a Europa League spot. This will particularly be the case as Chelsea have now been knocked out of the Champions League and have no way of securing a place in Europe's elite club competition next season.

The England national team at the Euro 2016 could feature a new combination

The England national team at the Euro 2016 could feature a new combination in midfield if the latest comments by manager Roy Hodgson is anything to go by.

Due to the retirement of experienced professionals like Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard, there is a vacant spot in the England midfield. There are a number of young candidates available for Hodgson to rely upon. The work for the former Liverpool manager will come in the form of managing those young guns. Hodgson says that he might have a different plan for the midfield at the Euro 2016.

Roy Hodgson has singled out Gareth Bale

England manager Roy Hodgson has singled out Gareth Bale as the major threat possessed by the Welsh national team at the Euro 2016.

The world’s most expensive player has managed to help his national team qualify for their first major tournament since 1958.

The national team has struggled to reach a major tournament in all these years despite having some great players like Ryan Giggs. Hence, achieving qualification was always going to be the main priority for Chris Coleman. The manager managed to take full advantage of Bale being in his prime.

Midfield Marvels of Spurs and England

Tottenham Hotspur is a club with a rich heritage of nurturing some of the finest English footballers to have played the game and the new generation of Spurs starlets are set to continue that tradition.

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Ever since the great Spurs teams of the 1960s saw the likes of Jimmy Greaves take his astonishing club form and turn it into goals for his country – 44 of them in total - fans have become accustomed to seeing their club’s stars strut their stuff for England.

HODGSON STILL CONFIDENT

Roy Hodgson says that he is remaining confident about the fitness of midfielder Michael Carrick ahead of the Euro 2016 qualifying match against Estonia. The England national team can complete a miraculous turnaround following a disappointing World Cup if they reach the Euro 2016 with several games to spare. England have won all of their qualification matches so far and are now seen as strong favourites for the title.

Can Man United end FA Cup drought?

Between 1993/94 and 1998/99, at the peak of Manchester United’s powers under Sir Alex Ferguson, the Red Devils graced the FA Cup final four times in the space of six years – claiming three successes.

Since then, in the 16 years that have followed, United have trodden that path just three times.

They have come unstuck on two of those occasions, with their last success coming in 2004 – away from Wembley as they proved far too strong for then-Championship outfit Millwall at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium.

Martin O’Neill claims that counterpart Roy Hodgson pressuring Jack Grealish

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill claims that his England counterpart Roy Hodgson is putting unfair pressure on Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish over choosing to play for England rather than Ireland.

Grealish is seen as yet another hot prospect in British football, but he is eligible to play for either England or Ireland. So far, he has featured in all of the games at youth level for the Ireland team. Naturally, his senior call-up should also be with the Ireland senior team, but Fifa rules allow the player to switch between nationalities at the time of being called up for the senior squad.

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