England vs France Preview | Predictions, Stats and Key Players

England vs France Preview | Predictions, Stats and Key Players

The World Cup is reaching the business end, with the biggest tie of the quarter finals being played on Saturday. England will face France in what will be a huge test for Gareth Southgate and the playing squad. If they manage to beat the current World champions, it will be validation for a manager that still has questions asked of his abilities. Meanwhile, a loss will provide further ammunition for those that believe Southgate is unable to win a major …

Is it the right time for England to replace Gareth Southgate?

The dust has settled after England's World Cup exit. Prior to the tournament, a lot would have predicted a quarter final exit to France. However, the manner of the performance probably means that this tournament has gone better than expected. On the night, the Three Lions were the better team, dominating all of the stats, except the one that matters, goals scored. It was arguably the best performance under Gareth Southgate, with the tactical plan working against the world champions. …
Jude Bellingham's World Cup performance showed why he is England's next star

Jude Bellingham's World Cup performance showed why he is England's next star

The transfer to Borussia Dortmund is becoming a common one for England teenagers. Jadon Sancho was the first to make the move. He has since been followed by Jude Bellingham and Jamie Bynoe-Gittens. The former looks to be one of the breakout stars of the 2022 World Cup. It is difficult to be a member of the England squad and have a relatively low profile in the country. Bellingham has never played in the Premier League, so there will be …
England vs USA Match Preview | Predictions, Stats and Key Players

England vs USA Match Preview | Predictions, Stats and Key Players

England have their second match of the World Cup on Friday evening against the United States of America. A win for the Three Lions will all but confirm their place in the next round after a very good opening day win over Iran. On paper, this looks to be a tougher game, with USA having a more physical and progressive playing style. A lot of their starting eleven have played in English football, so this could have the feeling of a …
England v Italy | Match Preview | The Final

England v Italy | Match Preview | The Final

For starters, Monday should be a national holiday.  The European Championship Final at Wembley will have the nation gripped until late Sunday evening, and either utter jubilation or remorse will follow, Monday morning. The amount of people not in for work the next day will far exceed those attending Wembley, probably. England have not won a major competition since the Wold Cup in 1966. The years of hurt, the thousands of caps given & endless failures of teams could end …
Analysing England's breakout Euro 2020 star, Kalvin Phillips

Analysing England's breakout Euro 2020 star, Kalvin Phillips

It has been a superb summer for England. Every player involved in the squad will return to club football with their reputation enhanced. The player to benefit most from the European Championship may be Kalvin Phillips. The Leeds United midfielder has been loved by his club supporters for many years, but the wider footballing public are now seeing his ability at the highest level. Prior to the tournament, many would have seen him as a good Premier League player, but …
Southgate’s In Game Management

Southgate’s In Game Management

International management is no longer the lure of years ago. The greatest coaches in world football wish to remain on the training ground day to day, not sat in the stands watching football. As Gareth Southgate leads his teams final preparations before heading to Wembley on Sunday, he deserves massive praise for his management. In a strange period of time, and indeed football, this competition has lived up to expectations, and some. We have seen fallen giants, remarkable goals & …
How To Tackle Ukraine

How To Tackle Ukraine

Gareth Southgate takes his England side to Rome to face Ukraine this Saturday in the European Championships Quarter Finals. The draw has worked out somewhat kind, but decisions must be made as to how they approach this vital knockout game. Ukraine have become this competitions version of Greece, grinding their way into an impressive position against the odds. With no elite players, manager Andriy Shevchenko has managed to orchestrate an admirable run thus far. To look beyond this Ukraine side …
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