England v Denmark - The Semi Final

England v Denmark - The Semi Final

Denmark awaits, it what is sure to be a hard fought semi final match up. With Christian Eriksen collapsing in dramatic circumstances during their opening game, the Danes will be determined to bring the European Championship back for their midfield talisman. Having easily dispatched Ukraine in the quarter finals, England enter the match as clear favourites. Their confidence will be sky high, and there is an absolute fight for starting places in the final third. There was a sense of …
Italy v Spain - The Other Semi-Final

Italy v Spain - The Other Semi-Final

One side of the European Championship final will be made up of Italy & Spain. Neither came into this tournament as favourites, but both represent international football as two of its true darlings. Italy (under the management of Roberto Mancini), have stood out as the competitions best overall side. The control with which they set out their game plan has seen them cruise into the semi finals, with very little fuss. The tag of latter stage favourites is well earned, …
How Euro 2020 is proving that Luke Shaw is one of Europe's best left-backs

How Euro 2020 is proving that Luke Shaw is one of Europe's best left-backs

It has been an excellent 12 months for Luke Shaw, as he is rebuilding his reputation following a couple of difficult seasons at Manchester United. During the two knockout matches so far, he provided natural width down the left-flank and been a much greater creative force than he was during the group stage. That was particularly evident against Ukraine, as he spent the majority of the match in the opposition half. Gareth Southgate seems to favour an asymmetrical system, with …
How To Tackle Ukraine

How To Tackle Ukraine

Gareth Southgate takes his England side to Rome to face Ukraine this Saturday in the European Championships Quarter Finals. The draw has worked out somewhat kind, but decisions must be made as to how they approach this vital knockout game. Ukraine have become this competitions version of Greece, grinding their way into an impressive position against the odds. With no elite players, manager Andriy Shevchenko has managed to orchestrate an admirable run thus far. To look beyond this Ukraine side …
Where does Jadon Sancho fit in at Manchester United?

Where does Jadon Sancho fit in at Manchester United?

Jadon Sancho to Manchester United has been one of the longest running transfer sagas in recent times. Last summer, they believed that they could drive a hard bargain, but Borussia Dortmund weren't going to be easy sellers. This has led to a 12 month delay, but it seemed inevitable that the England international would eventually end up at Old Trafford. BBC Sport report that a deal has now been agreed between the two clubs for a fee believed to be …
England v Germany - Euro 96

England v Germany - Euro 96

Why Ben White is a good fit for Arsenal

Why Ben White is a good fit for Arsenal

Mikel Arteta knows that this summer is going to be crucial for his and Arsenal's long term future. He is edging closer to his first summer signing. The Athletic report that they are close to an agreement with Brighton and Hove Albion for Ben White. The centre-back gate-crashed the England Euro 2020 squad following a good first season in the Premier League. At the age of 23, he is very much a player that will develop further and the Gunners …
How To Overcome The Germans

How To Overcome The Germans

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