Euro 2020 Player Of The Tournament, So Far…

Euro 2020 Player Of The Tournament, So Far…

The final is set, the crowds are expectant & Wembley awaits… But before delving into ‘that’ game, it’s important to look at the players that have helped make this tournament a success. With France, Germany, Belgium, Portugal & the Netherlands all failing to make the last 4, it’s a tough ask to identify too many players that should be considered. There are some players that have indeed shone, that did not make the semi finals, and they still deserve mention. …
England v Denmark - The Semi Final

England v Denmark - The Semi Final

Denmark awaits, it what is sure to be a hard fought semi final match up. With Christian Eriksen collapsing in dramatic circumstances during their opening game, the Danes will be determined to bring the European Championship back for their midfield talisman. Having easily dispatched Ukraine in the quarter finals, England enter the match as clear favourites. Their confidence will be sky high, and there is an absolute fight for starting places in the final third. There was a sense of …
Italy v Spain - The Other Semi-Final

Italy v Spain - The Other Semi-Final

One side of the European Championship final will be made up of Italy & Spain. Neither came into this tournament as favourites, but both represent international football as two of its true darlings. Italy (under the management of Roberto Mancini), have stood out as the competitions best overall side. The control with which they set out their game plan has seen them cruise into the semi finals, with very little fuss. The tag of latter stage favourites is well earned, …
How Euro 2020 is proving that Luke Shaw is one of Europe's best left-backs

How Euro 2020 is proving that Luke Shaw is one of Europe's best left-backs

It has been an excellent 12 months for Luke Shaw, as he is rebuilding his reputation following a couple of difficult seasons at Manchester United. During the two knockout matches so far, he provided natural width down the left-flank and been a much greater creative force than he was during the group stage. That was particularly evident against Ukraine, as he spent the majority of the match in the opposition half. Gareth Southgate seems to favour an asymmetrical system, with …
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 …
How To Overcome The Germans

How To Overcome The Germans

How do England get more out of Harry Kane in the Euro 2020 knockout rounds?

How do England get more out of Harry Kane in the Euro 2020 knockout rounds?

There is a split in the discourse surrounding England's Euro 2020 campaign to date. Some believe Gareth Southgate's side have had a good group stage, keeping three clean sheets and they have the potential to peak at the right time. His critics suggest the football has been awful to watch and they will be knocked out as soon as they meet a good team. The truth probably lies somewhere in the middle. The defensive record has been impressive, but the …
Check Out Drafthound This Summer!

Check Out Drafthound This Summer!

About Drafthound? If you’re not familiar with what the guys at Drafthound do, let me explain. Drafthound is a stats-based site that deals primarily with the official Premier League fantasy football game. These guys provide in-depth FPL tips and probabilities for every single gameweek of the season. There is evidence to back up every decision that Drafthound recommends, whether it’s a straightforward choice or a complete curveball that you may not have thought of yourself. That’s not all, though. There’s …
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