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 …
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 & …
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, …
Three years to win the league

Three years to win the league

When asked about the dismissal at Leicester City of the incumbent FIFA Coach of the Year and Premier League winner, Claudio Ranieri, Luis Enrique shrugged his shoulders and said, "This is our job. I do not remember how things worked before, but now it's like that. If you do not agree, you can leave the trade; otherwise you have to accept it." He should know what he is talking about, plying his trade in a league where the average tenure …
The evolving expectations of modern midfielders

The evolving expectations of modern midfielders

The modern game has changed the way football is played and although simplicity is still the most effective form of strategy, creativity and flair is encouraged. More and more teams are demonstrating new styles of football and as a result, the roles of the players have adapted in recent times. The team isn't split into defence, midfield and attack but there are elements of each role within another. The traditional 4-4-2 is still used but there's now a common need …
Top 4 Arsenal striker targets

Top 4 Arsenal striker targets

The EPL this season will be a tough road for all the teams as the biggest names in the business battle it out to win the trophy. In such a situation, Arsenal needs to tighten a few knots here and there to ensure a smooth performance. With a good show last season, Arsenal are looking out to strengthen their team further by adding new talent, and here’s a roundup of the top 4 targets. 1. Mauro Icardi from Inter Milan …
The Most Shocking managerial appointments

The Most Shocking managerial appointments

With Jose Mourinho recently getting the sack at Chelsea and rumours surrounding the futures of Van Gaal, Mancini and Wenger, the Premier League could see a whole host of managerial changes. And with talk of Mourinho, the former Chelsea manager, potentially moving to Manchester United, it could be one of the most unexpected employments of recent seasons. Brian Clough's appointment at Leeds United is perhaps the most famously controversial decision of the football age but there's been a fair share …
Aston Villa v Manchester City | Match Preview

Aston Villa v Manchester City | Match Preview

Manchester City won 5-0 in the reverse fixture at the Etihad Stadium earlier in the season and Roberto Mancini will be hoping that his side are willing to show similar ruthless qualities in front of goal when they face Aston Villa away from home tonight.               Having seen results go against them over the course of the weekend, the stakes could not be higher for City. United are now 15 points clear at the top …
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