Why is the Development of Young English Players so Restricted?

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After the success for the Young Lions in the recent Under-20’s European Championship, the inevitable reappearing question has once again raised its head. It is with jealousy that English football fans look towards the German model of youth development which has seen the world champions proliferate themselves to the top of the sport. There has been […] READ MORE






Italy v Germany: How Italy can ,and probably will, Beat Germany

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Antonio Conte has taken an underwhelming Italy side into the quarter-finals of Euro 2016. He has established an extremely potent defensive structure. The Italians also play quickly on the break when the attacking team loses possession. Meanwhile, Germany have most people’s vote for the best team in the tournament so far. The current world champions are considered favourites, […] READ MORE


Gavrilova Loses but Stars Against Kerber

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In one of the matches that was originally scheduled for Thursday at the Aegon Classic, Angelique Kerber and Daria Gavrilova had to resume their second round match because of the heavy rain. Kerber had dominated the current head-to-head with Daria Gavrilova–winning all four of their previous meetings, all on hard courts. In just one of […] READ MORE


Forgotten Idols: Oliver Bierhoff

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A look back at the career of the man who decided one of the most exciting international tournaments of recent times; Euro 96 hero Oliver Bierhoff. READ MORE


Football Never Left Home

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Apart from a few German whistles emerging from the corner of the stadium, Wembley had fallen silent. A sea of white had greeted the players as they entered the field of play two and a half hours prior, but now the sea was still. Gareth Southgate stepped up for the 11th spot-kick, and for the […] READ MORE


European Giants: Euro 2016’s Top Sides

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With Euro 2016 just days away, England look in fairly good shape. Victories against Turkey, Australia and Portugal, whilst not hugely convincing, provided a good way to warm up for the tournament. However, even the most optimistic Englishman would admit that there are a few sides that could cause the Three Lions some serious problems. Here’s […] READ MORE