Could Leighton Baines be England's

Could Leighton Baines be England's "Gareth Bale"? | Stats

The form of Leighton Baines  has not gone unnoticed, with Manchester United again linked with a possible transfer in January. Despite quashing these rumours, Baines has admitted that not playing in Europe is hampering his chances of establishing himself as an England regular, with Hodgson favouring the more experienced Ashley Cole at left-back. Baines, however, offers a completely different dimension. As the first player out of  the top five leagues in Europe to create 50 chances this season (Luke O'Farrell), …
Harry Redknapp | Farewell or Good Riddance? Analysis by a Spurs supporter

Harry Redknapp | Farewell or Good Riddance? Analysis by a Spurs supporter

How quickly things can change in football. Just 5 months ago Harry Redknapp was lapping up the applause as his Tottenham side thrashed Newcastle 5-0. A chorus of ‘We want you to stay’ was reverberating around White Hart Lane. This was in response to Redknapp being installed as the firm favourite to succeed the recently departed Fabio Capello as England manager. He was the nation’s choice for the job and nailed on favourite to take the hot seat. At this …
Should Aaron Lennon Have Made the England Squad? Opta Stats

Should Aaron Lennon Have Made the England Squad? Opta Stats

When Roy Hodgson announced his England squad last week there were a number of surprises. Most surprising for me and I am sure a number of England fans was the inclusion of Stewart Downing. This is a player who famously did not score or assist a goal throughout the season. Equally surprising for me was a player who was left out – our very own Aaron Lennon. Tottenham played their best football of the season when both Lennon and Bale …
Hodgson v Dalglish | A True Comparison

Hodgson v Dalglish | A True Comparison

Roy Hodgson was appointed Liverpool FC manager in July of 2010 following the departure of Rafa Benitez, marking the end of the Spaniard’s reign. Hodgson was viewed as the best candidate for the job after a few months of consideration led in part by Christian Purslow, but also aided by Kenny Dalglish. With Hicks and Gillett still in charge, Hodgson began the new process as manager by bringing in Milan Jovanović (which was instigated by Benitez), followed by former England …
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