Premier League stars: Shock International Call-Ups

Premier League stars: Shock International Call-Ups

Ahead of the upcoming European Championships in France, national sides are starting to put together a list of players who have done enough to warrant a seat on the plane to the tournament. England's friendlies against Germany and the Netherlands has certainly given Roy Hodgson something to think about and the season finale will no doubt add some spice to his choice of selections. Every year there's a shock admission; that one player who everyone hoped would be selected who …
Andy Wales' Premier League Team of the Season

Andy Wales' Premier League Team of the Season

The PFA Premier League team of the season for 2015/16 has just been announced and it was largely as expected, with perhaps one or two surprises in there. These things are often a cause for debate and can be skewed by the team you support, but I like to think of myself as fair, so here’s my team of the season. Goalkeeper – Jack Butland (Stoke) It really is a shame that injury cut his season short and will rob …
Stoke City vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Stoke City vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Stoke City are the latest obstacle in Tottenham's improbable title charge on Monday evening and they themselves have relatively little to play for over the run in. Mark Hughes' men have once again made great strides forward as a club and have showed signs of becoming a side capable of challenging in the top six, but it may be a season too soon for them to finish higher than mid table. Meanwhile their opponents Spurs have overachieved and look set …
Liverpool vs Stoke City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool vs Stoke City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

On April 10th, Liverpool will welcome Stoke City to Anfield as the two sides both fight to move up in the European spots.  Liverpool sit nine points back of fourth place at the moment, but have at least one game in hand on everyone above them, two on Stoke and Southampton.  Even with the extra opportunities to pick up points, a loss, and possibly even a draw, would end their slim chances at Champions League football next season.  Stoke are …
INFOGRAPHIC: A Guide To England's World Cup Destinations

INFOGRAPHIC: A Guide To England's World Cup Destinations

It's almost time for the major event of the year - the 2014 World Cup! England's stars; Rooney, Gerrard, Sturridge, Lampard et al are all fit and ready to take the world by storm and if you're following them over to Brazil then we've got some vital information for you! With the event in Brazil only two weeks away what better way to whet your appetite than to be provided with an excellent guide to England's World Cup destinations! Leading …
Brexit - Would it be Positive for the England Football Side?

Brexit - Would it be Positive for the England Football Side?

The country is building towards one of the most important referendums in recent history. The political landscape would change significantly if the Brexit campaign is successful and Britain does leave the European Union. An interesting article from the BBC looks into how an EU exit would affect the Premier League and it makes for concerning reading for the those that run the league. It would see over 100 Premier League players lose the right to play in England, as players from …
The Premier League Needs to Invest in Future Success

The Premier League Needs to Invest in Future Success

As the parent of a 12 year old boy who is a very keen footballer, I’ve been to countless club and school matches over the past seven years. Something I’ve seen all too often from a number of coaches and an even larger percentage of parents and interested parties on the sidelines is an obsession with the result. Whether or not the child’s team wins or loses seems far more important than if they’re enjoying the game and developing. My …
Where are the Premier League's world class strikers?

Where are the Premier League's world class strikers?

It seems a very long time ago since Arsenal fans witnessed their emphatic strike partnership of Theirry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp ripping up the Premier League every week. The same generation were able to appreciate Manchester United’s attackers in all their glory – from Cristiano Ronaldo to Ruud Van Nisterooy. Even in recent seasons, ex Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, brought more quality to the Premier League as Chelsea waved goodbye to their long-serving Ivory Coast international, Didier Drogba. This season, …
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