England - Is Football Finally Coming Home

England - Is Football Finally Coming Home

Why Jack Grealish must start for England against Croatia

Why Jack Grealish must start for England against Croatia

England have had to deal with availability issues during their two pre tournament friendlies against Austria and Romania. However, one player has taken advantage of his opportunity and Gareth Southgate needs to find a way to fit him in. That player is Jack Grealish. There were worries that he was still struggling with an injury, but two all-action displays underline his value to the national team. The issue for Southgate is how to fit him in and how to get …
Liverpool Set to Sign Loic Remy

Liverpool Set to Sign Loic Remy

Liverpool аrе оn thе verge оf capturing QPR striker, Loic Remy, fоr a fee іn thе region оf £8.5 million. The France international who took part in his nation's World Cup campaign in Brazil netted 14 goals in 27 appearances on loan at Newcastle, and Brendan Rodgers has identified thе 27 year old аѕ a potential threat оff thе bench. Whіlе Remy hаѕ qualities оn thе field, іt hіѕ іѕ off-field scandals thаt mаnу Reds hаvе expressed concern tоwаrdѕ, particularly …
Premier League stars set for battle for World Cup glory

Premier League stars set for battle for World Cup glory

The 2018 World Cup takes centre stage this summer and numerous Premier League stars are in with a realistic chance of picking up a winner's medal. Brazil and Germany lead the betting to win the tournament, but France, Spain and Argentina are also prominent in the outright market. Read on as we take a look at which Premier League players could be part of a World Cup success in Russia. Brazil There is a strong Premier League presence in Brazil's …
The Aftermath of England's and Hodgson's Euro 2016 Exit

The Aftermath of England's and Hodgson's Euro 2016 Exit

For the second time in a week, England have managed an ignominious exit from Europe and Roy Hodgson, much like the hapless politicians, oversaw it without any cohesive plan. The humiliating defeat to Iceland was Hodgson’s final act as England manager and summed up his handling of this tournament. Yes, England did not have the best squad of players heading into Euro 2016, despite the hype, and their ceiling was probably a semi-final at best, but the way they were …
Hodgson's England Keep It Blunt

Hodgson's England Keep It Blunt

I think I may have been one of the few not that impressed with England’s performance against Russia. ITV were ready to release a DVD box set of the game, whilst pundits got themselves hot under the collar with Roy Hodgson’s side. Although England started the game well, things quickly dropped off in the second half and they lacked any cutting edge. To compound a performance that rapidly lost energy, the substitutions, or lack of them, from Hodgson were extremely …
Italy vs Ireland Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Italy vs Ireland Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Republic of Ireland have a daunting task at their hands if they are to qualify to the round of 16. The 1-1 Draw against Sweden and a 3-0 thrashing means that not only should Republic of Ireland beat Italy, Sweden must drop points against Belgium in order for them to have a realistic chance at qualification. However,  manager Martin O'Neil is unperturbed and believes that his side has all it takes to qualify for the next round. Team News Italy …
Croatia vs Spain Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Croatia vs Spain Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

This looks to be a straight battle to top the group, with Spain already into the next round and Croatia all but guaranteed to advance. Spain gave the most convincing performance of the tournament so far against Turkey and they could have won by a larger margin than 3-0. Meanwhile, Croatia have surprised many and every side will want to avoid them in the knockout rounds. It will be interesting how both sides approach this match as it will be …
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