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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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Summer loving – Revisiting Wales’ Euro 2016 Campaign

Bosnia-Herzegovina 2-0 Wales. 10/10/15. The full time whistle blew. The news trickled in. Wales had forfeited their unbeaten record in the Euro 2016 qualifiers, and a proud nation exploded with joy. The 58 year wait for qualification to a major tournament finally had an expiry date thanks to a 2-1 Cyprus victory over Israel. Decades of false dawns, negligence, mismanagement and apathy faded …

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Is the Bundesliga Now the Best League for Young Players?

The German Bundesliga is attracting some of Europe’s hottest prospects, and it shouldn’t come as a surprise. It is, after all, a technically sophisticated league with wildly passionate fans, and the prospect of gaining sizeable game time is as good a reason as any to avoid say, the Premier League, where youth development is often stifled at the hands of …

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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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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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What we learned about Portugal’s Euro 2016 victory

On Sunday night Portugal where crowned Euro 2016 champions at the Stade De France beating the host nation France thanks to a goal in extra time from Eder. Even the most optimistic of Portuguese supporter wouldn’t have thought that there team where to be crowned champions on July 10th but thats just what happened . An opening day draw in …

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Ronaldo Wont Return to England, Claims Friend

Premier League clubs in the hunt for Christiano Ronaldo might as well forget about securing his signature, according Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Jose Semedo. Talking to Alan Brazil and Ray Parlour on the TalkSport Sports Breakfast show, the Portuguese, who is a pal of Ronaldo, said: “He really loves Real Madrid and I think he will retire (there). He loves English football …

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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 Biggest Shocks of Euro 2016!

Join us as we count down our 5 Biggest Shocks of Euro 2016, hours before the Final Kicks Off between France and Portugal.   5. Harry Kane Many thought that Harry Kane would be a key figure in England‘s Euro 2016 Campaign. Many were right to believe that, after the Spurs Forward scored 25 League goals last season as Spurs …

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