Changing of the guard in the Premier League

  • Posted on: 17 May 2016

Nobody thought it was possible, but Leicester’s remarkable surge from relegation survivors to champions in the space of a year may suggest that there is a wind of change in the Premier League.

Claudio Ranieiri took over a team that were a mere 5000/1 with Bookies.com to win the title, and while many were surprised that Leicester had turned to a manager who had endured a short, ill-fated stint in charge of Greece, the Italian managed to transform them into deserving league winners.

Danny Mills backs Marcus Rashford for squad

  • Posted on: 4 May 2016

Former England defender Danny Mills says that Roy Hodgson should consider including Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford the squad over the likes of Daniel Sturridge.

Recent reports appeared to suggest that Hodgson will not consider taking the 18-year-old to the Euro 2016. Rashford came to prominence only a few months ago and has already become an established first-team player at United. However, his presence in the first-team may be down to the injuries faced by Wayne Rooney more than anything else. Rashford has tried to stake his claim by scoring some crucial goals including the winner in the Manchester derby.

Roy Hodgson admitted Picking Daniel for Friendly Matches

  • Posted on: 27 April 2016

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

  • Posted on: 20 April 2016

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

  • Posted on: 18 April 2016

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

  • Posted on: 25 March 2016

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

  • Posted on: 8 March 2016

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

  • Posted on: 14 January 2016

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

  • Posted on: 8 January 2016

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.

The 1970s were no different, with England World Cup winner Martin Peters becoming a mainstay in the Spurs team. In the 1980s, England players like Ray Clemence, Glenn Hoddle, Steve Hodge, Chris Waddle and Gary Stevens all played their club football at White Hart Lane.

HODGSON STILL CONFIDENT

  • Posted on: 21 November 2015

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.

Once the final qualification games against Estonia and Lithuania are done with, England can focus on the friendly matches against the likes of Spain and France in coming months.

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