Current England players with the best penalty record

Current England players with the best penalty record

England will be playing against Colombia in the round of 16 of the World Cup in Moscow, Russia. Gareth Southgate's team lost their previous match against Belgium. However, they were brilliant in the two matches against Tunisia and Panama. England won against Tunisia by 2-1 and then got an emphatic victory against Panama by 6-1. Now they are up against Colombia and there is a prospect that England will have to face a penalty shoot-out once again. So far in …
Harry Kane is Proving Himself as World Class with England

Harry Kane is Proving Himself as World Class with England

The World Cup provides a stage for players to make a name for themselves and Harry Kane looks set to take his career on a step further this summer. The England captain was spoken about as one of the main hopes for his national team this summer and was given the armband to reflect his status. However, there were many that had doubts regarding his capabilities of carrying the hopes of his nation. The early indications are good as he …
Lingard Lights up Russia as England Qualify for the Round of 16

Lingard Lights up Russia as England Qualify for the Round of 16

On Sunday, England put six - yes, six goals - past Panama to seal qualification to the next round in a manner they have arguably never done before at the grandest of stages. It was a blend of contrasts throughout.  For it was reticent, yet an impressively flamboyant display at times. It was in some ways, imperfect and error-strewn yet incredibly clinical and ruthless when it really mattered. It was a matured performance; coming from a bunch of mostly wild …
Five Manchester United Players to Watch at the World Cup – Part Two

Five Manchester United Players to Watch at the World Cup – Part Two

Following up on Part One of my Five Manchester United Players to Watch at the World Cup, I have listed down the top three to complete list of Manchester United players - who have all begun the tournament on a highly positive note. 3. Jesse Lingard - England (Group G) England started their highly anticipated World Cup campaign with a typically English result - 2-1 with the winning goal scored in the dying embers after utterly dominating the opposition from start …
Four Premier League players that could catch the eye at the World Cup

Four Premier League players that could catch the eye at the World Cup

There will be a lot of players that catch the eye over the next month at the World Cup. It is important not to overrate any individual based on their performances in Russia. The Premier League will have a number of players involved in the tournament, which isn’t a surprise considering the money involved in the English game now. The majority of signings are internationals and a lot of those will be representing their country at the World Cup. Here …
Five big decisions Gareth Southgate has got right

Five big decisions Gareth Southgate has got right

England boss Gareth Southgate has defied expectations since taking over as national team boss. The former Middlesbrough and England Under 21 manager has done much more than ‘steady the ship’ since Sam Allardyce’s ill-fated short stint came to an end and is rightly earning plaudits for his stewardship as the World Cup approaches. There is – of course – time for all that to change once the games kick off, and the tabloids might already have their cruelly Photoshopped front …
Dele Alli, Jesse Lingard and Gareth Southgate's Dilemma

Dele Alli, Jesse Lingard and Gareth Southgate's Dilemma

If Southgate was looking for a response from Dele Alli - after the midfielder was dropped out of the latest England squad, then he bloody got one on Sunday. Dele Alli has been having a mixed season for Spurs this year. In a rather eventful campaign so far that includes suspensions, diving incidents and the odd viral video or two. His performances have dropped relative to the high standards he had set for himself since stepping in for Spurs as …
Future England Stars?

Future England Stars?

With the 2018 World Cup in Russia slowly approaching, Gareth Southgate is having to rotate and experiment with the huge national pool of English players available to him, especially the new batch of young English prospects coming through as well as young players establishing themselves in the Premier League after making their way through the EFL leagues. This article will analyse some of the most promising and likely call ups to Southgates next international squad for the first time. Dominic …
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