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Why Boring Transfer Windows Are Good For England

Why Boring Transfer Windows Are Good For England

Well that wasn’t very exciting was it? Another January window has passed us by without a real marquee signing coming into the Premier League. No new signings for Manchesters United or City while Chelsea and Arsenal had one player of any note each for fans to get excited about. It seems as if the Premier League is losing its appeal ... Read More »

England vs France: When Football Came Second

England vs France: When Football Came Second

I was lucky enough to get tickets with my brother for England’s friendly match against France this week and it was a very interesting and emotional game to attend. Following the horrific events of the 13th November there was increased security and a chance to pay respects to those who lost their lives and their families. On the approach to ... Read More »

England’s Race for Euro 2016 Places

England’s Race for Euro 2016 Places

With England rounding off their 100% qualifying campaign this evening, the competition for a space in Roy Hodgson’s 23 man squad for the European Championships officially begins. I’m going to have a look at who can be fairly confident at this stage and who has some work and fighting to do. I’m also going to try to predict the full ... Read More »

What The England Men’s Team Can Learn From The Women’s Performances

What The England Men’s Team Can Learn From The Women’s Performances

In another otherwise bleak summer for English football, in which both the under 21s team and also the young team that took part in the Toulon Tournament underperformed, Saturday night provided a rare proud moment for the game in this country. The women’s team reached the semi-final of the World Cup for the first time ever and it also ended ... Read More »

Why The European Championship Could Soon Lose Its Lustre

Why The European Championship Could Soon Lose Its Lustre

So the European Qualifying campaign is now underway and England got off to a perfect start by winning away against the biggest perceived threat in their group. It should go down as a hugely significant result and one which makes England’s prospects of reaching the finals in France better than their opponents Switzerland. However, due to the new qualifying format ... Read More »

Why it is Vital England now look to Youth for World Cup 2018

Why it is Vital England now look to Youth for World Cup 2018

It has been evident for some time that England are lagging behind in terms of the production of young stars, many feel that England do not seem to produce the same caliber of young players as their European rivals such as Spain and Germany to name but two. This realisation has been hammered home repeatedly as fans have watched the ... Read More »

Where England Went Wrong…

Where England Went Wrong…

Everyone was under no illusions as to how tough it was going to be for England to progress through a difficult group which was viewed as the “group of death” due to the presence of three former winners (holding seven World Cups between them). However, an early elimination with just one point and two goals scored from three games surely ... Read More »

World Cup 2014: Should England Drop-out Players Be Named?

World Cup 2014: Should England Drop-out Players Be Named?

In another disappointing week for England, Harry Redknapp has kicked a hurting side while they were down. Speaking to BBC Sportsweek on Sunday 22nd June, Redknapp stated: “When full internationals came around, two or three players didn’t want to go and play for England. They’d come to me 10 days before the game and say: ‘Gaffer, get me out of ... Read More »

Why Wayne Wasn’t To Blame For Italy Defeat

Why Wayne Wasn’t To Blame For Italy Defeat

Judging by some of the reaction in the media following England’s defeat to Italy, you’d have been forgiven for thinking that England’s tournament had already ended and that we’d crashed out in a manner that typifies the English national team. Whilst the fact that England were beaten might not have surprised too many, those who watched the game would know ... Read More »

World Cup Preview: Group D

World Cup Preview: Group D

The group previews are coming thick and fast now as the countdown to Brazil vs. Croatia rolls on, and with it, comes footyblog’s preview of Group D: Comprised of Costa Rica, everyone’s favorite underachievers England, Italy, and the mighty Uruguay. Group Overview Group D, in similar fashion to Group B, provides a dividing line between the world’s elite sides and those ... Read More »