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 & …
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 …
Five England Internationals Who Must Move Clubs To Get Their Careers Back On Track

Five England Internationals Who Must Move Clubs To Get Their Careers Back On Track

The 2020/21 season is only weeks away and it will be a season where many players are playing for their places in their national team squads ahead of the rescheduled Euro 2021 competition. England will go into that tournament as one of the favourites and Gareth Southgate will have many hard decisions to make. His squad, as currently constructed, is a little uneven. He has great depth at right-back, but left-back isn't so strong. The central defensive options aren't at …
Is Everyone Missing A Trick With Marcus Rashford?

Is Everyone Missing A Trick With Marcus Rashford?

Gareth Southgate had a few interesting thoughts on Marcus Rashford after England’s 4-0 defeat of Bulgaria. The manager admitted that he had, like so many others, almost willed the player to develop as a number nine since the then-teenager burst onto the scene in 2016. However, the presence of Romelu Lukaku and Harry Kane in those positions for club and country respectively meant that Rashford was shunted onto the flanks in time.  Southgate now believes that the player is most …
Tottenham need Kane alternative to get striker back to his best

Tottenham need Kane alternative to get striker back to his best

It was expected that Harry Kane would return to Tottenham full of confidence after winning the Golden Boot at the World Cup. He was tipped by Bettingapps.co.uk to be the 18/19 Premier League top goal scorer at the start of the season, however, the England captain has looked out of sorts and lacked the dynamism that he has previously shown in a Spurs’ shirt. Although he has contributed five goals and one assist in eight Premier League matches, it hasn’t been a …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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