England's Strongest XI? Wilshere, Townsend, Rooney & Sturridge?

England's Strongest XI? Wilshere, Townsend, Rooney & Sturridge?

After two defeats in the last week, England fans are again at their most pessimistic heading into a World Cup year. Being beaten by Germany is always tough for England fans, but a somewhat second string Germany side makes the defeat all the worst. Friday night’s loss against Chile was also a bad result, albeit with an experimental English side. What the two games showed is that England do not possess much depth. Injuries aside, the team against Germany was …
The England Debate: Part One | Fixing Grassroots Football

The England Debate: Part One | Fixing Grassroots Football

If you have paid any attention to the recently widespread discussion regarding the future of the England national team, you will understand that the outlook looks fairly bleak unless everybody involved within football in this country joins together to help implement big changes. The Football Association (FA) chairman Greg Dyke gave a speech last week, detailing how drastic steps need to be taken in order to improve England’s nurturing of young talent and has set the huge target of reaching …
West Brom - What's changed? Hodgson Vs Clarke | Stats Analysis

West Brom - What's changed? Hodgson Vs Clarke | Stats Analysis

Who should partner Rooney for England? Carroll, Sturridge, Defoe & Welbeck compared

Who should partner Rooney for England? Carroll, Sturridge, Defoe & Welbeck compared

Hart or Foster - who should be England's first choice? | Stats Comparison

Hart or Foster - who should be England's first choice? | Stats Comparison

Shawcross vs England's other centre backs | Sats Comparison

Shawcross vs England's other centre backs | Sats Comparison

The Stoke City captain's recent call up to the England squad under Roy Hodgson begs an obvious question: is Ryan Shawcross good enough for international football? If many Stoke fans are correct in arguing that Shawcross should have been a part of the squad a long time ago, then why has his second call-up been such a long time coming? Shawcross has undoubtedly been a towering figure in the Stoke defence over his past five seasons with the club (both …
West Brom v Fulham | A Preview

West Brom v Fulham | A Preview

Following a sensational comeback against Manchester City last weekend and a penalty shootout loss to Chelsea on Wednesday evening, Fulham head to the Hawthorns with growing confidence. Both results in terms of performance were good, though the result was not. The previous four fixtures between the two sides have gone the way of the home side, with clean sheets kept in three of the four as well. This match will also see the Whites face off with their old manager …
Roy's West Brom | Pragmatic & Direct

Roy's West Brom | Pragmatic & Direct

When Chris Waddle offered West Brom his sympathy on live TV yesterday I shouted obscenities at the screen and told him to never patronise us again.  If you’re reading this Chris, forgive my overreaction, we’d just let in a second late decisive goal within a week and I was understandably irate. Credit to Roy Hodgson though that I was as irate as I was. Thanks to him my expectations in the team have increased; the mental goalposts have been moved. …
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