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Benjamin Barkworth

Benjamin Barkworth

Should Golden Goal be Brought Back?

Now that Euro 2016 has finished, we can assess the tournament format and see whether any changes need to be made. One of the major issues is the 24 team format which has turned out to be a very decisive issue, but another area that has garnered some attention and definitely needs to be addressed is extra time. Extra time during …

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How to Get the Best Out of Belgium!

Belgium were expertly dismantled by Italy in their opening game of Euro 2016, and the ease of which it happened suggests that Marc Wilmots doesn’t get the best out of his team. Italy looked like a proper team playing to their strengths whereas Belgium looked like a team of individuals that didn’t have a clear way of understanding of how to …

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5 Contenders for the England Job

This article looks at 5 managers who the F.A. should focus their attention on if they want England to be rebuilt as a fully functional and effective team. Roy Hodgson gave multiple promising players their debuts, so there is a lot of potential for the next manager to use, but it is obvious that a manager who is disciplined and …

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Solutions for the Problematic Euros Format

Now that the group stages have finished at Euro 2016, it’s time for the knockout rounds to commence with some mouth watering ties such as Italy versus Spain, Wales versus Northern Ireland and Croatia versus Portugal to look forward to. However, the fact that the Euros was expanded to 24 teams has created problems.  Traditionally there was only 16 teams split into …

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Unai Emery on the Verge of Becoming PSG Manager

According to The Guardian, Laurent Blanc’s agent has confirmed that he will leave the club at the end of the week which is a major shake up at the club considering that they won back to back domestic trebles in the past two seasons. Unai Emery is heavy favourite to replace him after his departure from Sevilla where he was …

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Minimum Points Needed to Get Out of the Group Stages at Euro 2016

With England suffering a heartbreaking last minute equaliser at the hands of Russia, I wondered about the possible scenarios that could happen to England in the following matches against Wales and Slovakia. One of these scenarios was England finishing third which usually leads to a team getting knocked out, but this tournament has a unique structure due to there being …

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5 Underdogs to Look Out For at Euro 2016

With Euro 2016 just a few days away it’s time to look at the teams that have managed to avoid the tag of favourites going in to the tournament, but at the same time they have the quality to upset some of the bigger nations if they are not given enough respect and we always love an underdog to surprise …

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