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How Big Sam’s Greed became costly

Posted on September 30th, 2016

SAM Allardyce was in dreamland on 22 July 2016 as he landed the job he craved the most in his long managerial career by landing the England job. Just 67 days later, that hard work at Preston, Blackpool, Notts County, Bolton, Newcastle, Blackburn, West Ham and Sunderland to reach the pinnacle of his career was […]


What changes are ahead for England?

Posted on July 5th, 2016

England suffered arguably their most humiliating defeat at the hands of Iceland in the round-of-16 at Euro 2016. The Three Lions crumbled after taking the lead through Wayne Rooney from the penalty spot as goals from Ragnar Sigurdsson and Kolbeinn Sigthorsson put Lars Lagerback’s men ahead. Roy Hodgson’s side had 72 minutes to rally, but […]


Roy Hodgson blunders cost England

Posted on June 29th, 2016

England have endured arguably their most embarrassing exit at a major tournament to date, crashing out of Euro 2016 at the hands of Iceland. The Three Lions got off to the perfect start when Wayne Rooney fired them ahead from the penalty spot after Raheem Sterling was brought down in the box. However, Ragnar Sigurdsson […]