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 …
England v Germany - Euro 96

England v Germany - Euro 96

How To Overcome The Germans

How To Overcome The Germans

England - How To Approach The Final Group Game

England - How To Approach The Final Group Game

Scotland came to take on an England side full of hope, and left with a deserved point. As we close out the groups final games, questions are being asked as to whether or not England have a legitimate chance of winning this tournament. With a top place finish up for grabs, it could soon be confirmed the presumed route to glory. When looking at Italy, France, Belgium & maybe Germany, it’s hard to see a scenario where England prevail to …
Raheem Sterling proved why he is first choice for England against Croatia

Raheem Sterling proved why he is first choice for England against Croatia

It seems every international tournament is filled with debate about Raheem Sterling. This will now be his fourth as part of the England squad and his experience will be considered vital by Gareth Southgate. In hindsight, it seems obvious that he would be starting against Croatia, despite his questionable club form. He is trusted by the manager and he adds much needed tournament experience to a youthful squad. There is rightly excitement about the generation coming through now. Marcus Rashford, …
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