John Terry Hopeful of New Contract

John Terry Hopeful of New Contract

Chelsea skipper John Terry is hoping to extend his contract at the London club and see out his career with the Stamford Bridge side. Terry's current deal expires in the summer, but the former England international wants to remain at the club he has been with since 1995 in his youth days. "Clearly, I want to stay for the rest of my footballing days," he said. "At the minute we're in talks and it's ongoing. I'm hoping it gets done. …
Walcott Won't Cut Any Corners

Walcott Won't Cut Any Corners

Arsenal forward and England international has said that he won't cut any corners in his return to fitness following his ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in the FA Cup victory over Tottenham Hotspur. The 25 year old was sure to be on Roy Hodgson's plane headed for the World Cup in Brazil, but Walcott has vowed not to skip plans in his rehabilitation to be fit for the Gunners next season. "I want to be back quickly, …
Januzaj Chooses Belgium

Januzaj Chooses Belgium

Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj has officially decided to represent Belgium on the international stage, and is now eligible for the World Cup squad should Marc Wilmots select him. Januzaj, who could have played for as many as five national teams, not including Belgium, is one of the most highly-rated youngsters in European football, but has yet to capitalise on his positive start to the league campaign. Still only 19, the youngster would have been eligible for the England national …
Mourinho cast doubt on Cole's future

Mourinho cast doubt on Cole's future

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has spoken about Ashley Cole's future at the club and it wasn't positive news for the England international. Cole 33, is out of contract in the summer and he has also found himself out of the team as Cesar Azpilicueta has taken his position in the side. When asked about Cole's future, Mourinho said  "I don't know. I'm happy with the way Azpilicueta is performing." With Cole no longer guaranteed first team football at Stamford Bridge then …
Quality over Quantity? Or is it the other way around for England?

Quality over Quantity? Or is it the other way around for England?

Are there too many Internationals or too many excuses heading towards Brazil 2014 for England? Recently in an article published in the Guardian, a shocking statistic was released. Of all starting 11’s in the first week in the Premier League 2013/2014 season, merely 34.1% were of English nationality. The English Premier League is undoubtedly the most competitive and publicised league in the world, so it is understandable that a considerate amount of competing players would be of international descent, but …
The Fall of English Football and The FA's Fight

The Fall of English Football and The FA's Fight

Greg Dyke’s keynote speech concerned with the condition of the “English” Premier League and the national team could not go unnoticed. From drawing our attention to the ignored but obvious, to making attractive points and arguments, to drawing sensationalist targets – he has reopened a debate on the foreign nature of the Premier League and its consequences for the national team’s future achievements. Central to the statement was what Dyke referred to as a “frightening trend” in which the Premier …
Joe Hart - Is it time to be dropped? Error & Save Stats

Joe Hart - Is it time to be dropped? Error & Save Stats

After mistakes against Scotland for England and Cardiff for Manchester City, Joe Hart has faced criticism for his inconsistent form over the last year. But should he be dropped by either club or country? In the short term, the question is an easy one - Joe Hart shouldn’t be dropped. However in the long term the increased regularity of Hart’s mistakes will prove a problem to both Hodgson and Pellegrini. Both managers have come out in defence of the goalkeeper, …
How Have English Strikers Started In World Cup Year? Sturridge, Welbeck, Defoe & Lambert

How Have English Strikers Started In World Cup Year? Sturridge, Welbeck, Defoe & Lambert

Roy Hodgson doesn't currently have a great idea about which strikers he will take to Brazil if England qualify for the World Cup next year. This gives a great platform for all English strikers to force their way into Hodgson's plans. Wayne Rooney won't be playing as an out and out striker for Manchester United this season, which means a starting position will open up in the National team with Rooney dropping back to the number ten role. The main …
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