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Gareth Southgate and the England Complex

  Newly appointed England manager Gareth Southgate has assured England fans that they will be “excited” in his first official press conference in charge. However, the air of youthful enthusiasm that he projected is unlikely to immediately alter the mindsets of the more churlish supporters that travel home and away to watch lacklustre performances. You have to admire Southgate’s optimism …

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League Cup Draws Very Interesting Indeed!

The latest rounds of the league cup took place this week, with the Third Round being played in England and the Quarter Finals in Scotland. A few more minnows have been defeated in their heroic cup runs, and now it is mainly the top teams fighting for a place in the upcoming rounds over the course of the season. In …

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Sam Allardyce, England, and its Striker Crisis

Since Sam Allardyce was announced as Roy Hogsdon’s successor as England manager, many have wondered which players he would pick for his first national selection. Calls for experimentation have been sounded as more than a few have pointed to the star clad list of failed England squads from the past 10 years. Allardyce may have to do what Allardyce does …

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Sam Allardyce named England manager

The FA have today appointed Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce as the new England manager. The 61-year-old succeeds Roy Hodgson who quit after England’s Euro 2016 elimination at the hands of Iceland. “It is no secret that this is the role I have always wanted. For me, it is absolutely the best job in English football,” he said. The former Bolton, …

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MATA BETTER THAN POGBA

If a weeks a long time in politics, it’s even longer football. With Madrid, United and the European championships at the feet of 23 year old French midfielder Paul Pogba, he was above reproach. But Footballs a fickle game, and after a no show in the defeat to Portugal in UEFAs showpiece, what was once a bargain at 100m, deserves a …

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Next England Boss? Sam Allardyce in Quotes

Can Sam Allardyce lead England to international glory? Let’s take a look at some of his finest quotes to gauge whether or not he is the right man for the job. “There are scientists who will tell you that spirit – because it can’t be measured – doesn’t exist. Bollocks. It does exist.” If Euro 2016 taught us anything, it’s …

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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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Jamie Vardy spotted fighting with French children

A shocking video has revealed the England and Leicester striker appearing to drop kick a child, reported to be seven years old. According to witnesses on the scene, the fight broke out after Vardy found out that France were members of the European Union. The striker reportedly attempted to burn a hanging flag of the EU, but couldn’t due to …

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Importance of Substitutions at Euro 2016

Substitutions are an important part of football in general because they represent a change in tactics and personnel in order to adapt to how the match is developing, but Euro 2016 has seen them become a major part of a lot of the matches. So far twelve goals have been scored after the 87th minute in the Euros with Czech Republic …

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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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