Can England Win Euro 2016?

Can England Win Euro 2016?

UPDATE Roy Hodgson has announced his 23 man squad of as follows: Goalkeepers: Joe Hart (Manchester City), Fraser Forster (Southampton), Tom Heaton (Burnley). Defenders: Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Chris Smalling (Manchester United), John Stones (Everton), Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur), Ryan Bertrand (Southampton), Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur), Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool). Midfielders: Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur), Ross Barkley (Everton), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Adam Lallana (Liverpool), James Milner (Liverpool), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Jack Wilshere (Arsenal). Strikers: Wayne Rooney (Manchester …
Can England Really Win Euro 2016?

Can England Really Win Euro 2016?

The bookies currently have England as fourth favourites for winning this summer’s European Championships, a price no doubt influenced by people using their hard earned cash to back Roy Hodgson’s side for victory in France. Two clichés spring to mind for me: “a fool and his money are soon parted” and “you never see a poor bookmaker”. Despite the best efforts of the ITV commentary team to build this England side up as the second coming of the Brazil 1970 …
England’s Forgotten Injured Stars: Daniel Sturridge

England’s Forgotten Injured Stars: Daniel Sturridge

Sturridge’s partnership with Luis Suarez, during the 2013-14 season, lit up the Premier League and boosted Liverpool into their greatest title chase since the turn of the Millennium. However, since that season, Sturridge has spent more games on the side-lines than the number of goals he’s scored for Liverpool (after joining in January 2013). His goal-scoring record is impressive; the striker has netted 37 times in 60 league appearances for the Reds and has notched up a further 7 goals …
Is Wayne Rooney's Injury Good for England?

Is Wayne Rooney's Injury Good for England?

It is approaching the time when everybody begins to start speculating about who is going to be in England's tournament squad and the excitement builds about our chances. Our success has been attached to Wayne Rooney since Euro 2004, and the expectation has engulfed him. He has failed to find the form he showed in that tournament since, and we have never looked likely to challenge the likes of Spain and Germany for major honours. The Manchester United captain is …
England's Forgotten Injured Stars: Danny Ings

England's Forgotten Injured Stars: Danny Ings

The ex-Burnley striker completed a move to Liverpool on the 8th June 2015 after a successful spell with the relegated northern side. His partnership with Sam Vokes at Burnley was emphatic and the two were crucial to the Clarets' rise to the Premier League. The Vokes-Ings partnership was never fully unleashed in the top flight as Danny’s strike partner suffered an ACL injury, the same fateful set-back Ings now suffers with, before Burnley kick-started their Premier League contest. During the 2013-14 …
Walker vs Clyne: Who is England's strongest right-back?

Walker vs Clyne: Who is England's strongest right-back?

After four wins from their opening four matches, it would take a catastrophe of, well, English proportions for Roy Hodgson's men to miss out on Euro 2016. A relatively straight forward match against Lithuania on Friday should make it five from five. Hodgson now has the luxury of building a squad for the tournament without jeapordising the qualifying campaign itself. Apart from Joe Hart and Wayne Rooney - who should be definite starters, barring injury or an inexplicable loss of …
Battle To Be England's Future Striker Heats Up

Battle To Be England's Future Striker Heats Up

Never before has England's national team had such an abundance of strikers to choose from as they do now. England are one of only three nations to win all four of their Euro 2016 qualifiers this year, with Czech Republic and Slovakia for company. With this being the case, it can be argued that England are the only highly seeded country to be doing their ranking any justice, with nations like Netherlands, Belgium and Russia all slipping up early on. …
James Milner - The Modern Day Beckham?

James Milner - The Modern Day Beckham?

A lot has been made of the absence of Yaya Toure since he went to away on international duty with Ivory Coast and won the African Cup of Nations. The Citizens were without a home win since April 2014 when fielding a team without their star Ivorian, and staggeringly without a win away from home since a 2-0 win at the Emirates back in January 2013! The Man City faithful had good reason to be worried, then, as they watched …
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