The Aftermath of England's and Hodgson's Euro 2016 Exit

The Aftermath of England's and Hodgson's Euro 2016 Exit

For the second time in a week, England have managed an ignominious exit from Europe and Roy Hodgson, much like the hapless politicians, oversaw it without any cohesive plan. The humiliating defeat to Iceland was Hodgson’s final act as England manager and summed up his handling of this tournament. Yes, England did not have the best squad of players heading into Euro 2016, despite the hype, and their ceiling was probably a semi-final at best, but the way they were …
Slovakia v England Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Slovakia v England Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Slovakia and England will play their final group game against each other at St.Etienne on Monday to decide who books their place in to the next stage and who could potentially miss out on progression. Slovakia, who are currently third in the group with three points on board, thanks to a crucial win in their previous game against Russia. A win against England will definitely see them finish in the second spot (on head to head record), while a draw …
England vs Wales Preview | Team News & Stats and Key Men

England vs Wales Preview | Team News & Stats and Key Men

This is the match that everybody has been looking forward to since the draw, and is one of the standout fixtures of the group stages. It has been made even more interesting by the first round of results in Group B. Wales managed to win their opening fixture against Slovakia and looked very accomplished throughout. Meanwhile England played extremely well against Russia, dominating the game, but they failed to kill the match and were punished as a result. Wales are …
England are still England

England are still England

After attention was inevitably drawn to the disgusting scenes on the streets of Marseille, it did eventually switch to events on the pitch at Stade Velodrome, where England were very….. well, England. After using the pre-tournament friendlies to unsuccessfully try out Wayne Rooney behind Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy in a 4-4-2 diamond, Roy Hodgson opted for, what on paper, was a 4-3-3. However, as it turned out, it was too often more like a 4-5-1 for England that left …
England Vs Russia Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

England Vs Russia Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

On June 11th, Russia and England will square off in the Stade Velodrome as they both begin their campaigns in the 2016 European Championships. After a disappointing Euro 2012, the Russians will be looking to bounce back in Euro 2016.  The Russians grabbed a 4-1 victory in their opening game four years ago, but still saw themselves crash out at the group stage.  This time around they'll hope for a similar start, but a much better finish. England did make …
A quarter of the players in Euro 2016 are from the EPL

A quarter of the players in Euro 2016 are from the EPL

Our friends at Grosvenor Casinos have analysed all the players taking part in Euro 2016 to find out which country’s elite league is the most sort after by players in Europe. They have visualised the data on an interactive map which can be found click (here). Analysing the table below shows you that 25% of the players at Euro 2016 are from the Premier League! That's double the amount of players that play in the Bundesliga and nearly four times as many as …
England's Squad - What Does It Tell Us About Potential Tactics?

England's Squad - What Does It Tell Us About Potential Tactics?

The news that Andros Townsend, Fabian Delph and Danny Drinkwater have been dropped tells us a lot about the possible tactical plans of Roy Hodgson. It is generally agreed that England will play a 4-3-3, or a 4-4-2 diamond, in France this summer. Both formations have been tested in the warm up games and the squad announcement suggests that Hodgson is leaning towards the 4-4-2 diamond. He has included five strikers, while the decision to drop Townsend is particularly interesting …
Can England Win Euro 2016?

Can England Win Euro 2016?

UPDATE Roy Hodgson has announced his 23 man squad of as follows: Goalkeepers: Joe Hart (Manchester City), Fraser Forster (Southampton), Tom Heaton (Burnley). Defenders: Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Chris Smalling (Manchester United), John Stones (Everton), Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur), Ryan Bertrand (Southampton), Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur), Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool). Midfielders: Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur), Ross Barkley (Everton), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Adam Lallana (Liverpool), James Milner (Liverpool), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Jack Wilshere (Arsenal). Strikers: Wayne Rooney (Manchester …
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