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Possible Starting Eleven for England Versus Tunisia

Posted on May 15th, 2018

Harry Kane // enviro warrior // CC BY-SA 2.0 England play Tunisia in the opening game of their World Cup Russia 2018 campaign. Kick-off is on Monday 18th June at the Volgograd Arena. With the competition looming, Southgate will be keeping a close eye on the players as they play their final games of the domestic season. Who will he […]

Looking forward to the 2018 World Cup

Posted on May 10th, 2018

As the biggest sporting event of the year draws ever closer, 32 nations across the world are gearing up to watch their teams compete on the most impressive stage in the world, the World Cup. In 2010, Russia was announced as the host, with the official logo for the tournament unveiled in 2014, by cosmonauts […]

Liverpool backed by 65% of punters to be crowned Champions League winners

Posted on May 8th, 2018

The football season is coming to an end but the best prize in Europe is still on offer, as we begin to prepare ourselves for another exhilarating Champions League final. This time we see an interesting matchup as surprisingly formidable attacking side Liverpool go up against regular European cup winners Real Madrid, with it arguably […]

Realistically, How Far Can England Go at the World Cup?

Posted on May 4th, 2018

Now that we are less than 50 days away from the start of World Cup 2018, journalists, pundits and fans will be queuing up to give their opinions on the England national team. There is nothing wrong with that of course, but there is always an extra bit of scrutiny on the Three Lions before […]

Can Alex take the Neilly Men into the Promised Land?

Posted on March 24th, 2018

PRESTON North End are one of the surprise packages in this seasons SkyBet Championship. With one of the lowest budgets in the Division, and losing manager Simon Grayson to Sunderland last summer, The Lilywhites were expected to be dragged into a relegation battle this campaign. The Preston Board, however, moved very quickly and secured themselves […]

Can Hughes Spark a Southampton revival?

Posted on March 15th, 2018

EIGHT games to go in the Premier League and Southampton have played their final card in a bid to stay in England’s top flight. Out goes Manager Mauricio Pellegrino after just nine months in charge and in comes Mark Hughes, a former Southampton player, until the end of the season. His remit is simple, keep […]

Football Transfer Rumours: Abdoulaye Doucouré to Manchester United?

Posted on March 14th, 2018

According to football transfer rumours, it seems that Mourinho is the latest manager to throw his into the ring over a possible speculation about bidding for Doucoure, in the wake of murmurings about interest from Liverpool, Tottenham and Arsenal. The 25-year old Frenchman has certainly been turning heads for all the right reasons around football […]

Will Henrikh Mkhitaryan Emerge as an Excellent Acquisition for Arsenal?

Posted on February 1st, 2018

Arsenal came extremely close to having to allow superstar forward Alexis Sanchez to leave the Emirates for free next summer, but instead managed to strike a deal that could turn out to be a very shrewd bit of business. The North London club managed to secure an exchange deal with Manchester United, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan travelling […]

The Manchester derby will set a world football record this Sunday

Posted on December 7th, 2017

There are several well-known derbies in English football: the Merseyside, the North London and the Steel City. In recent years the Manchester derby has become more and more prominent in English football thanks to the rise of Manchester City following their Abu Dhabi United Group purchase of the club back in 2008. Since the takeover […]

England’s Potential World Cup Squad Surprises

Posted on November 16th, 2017

Source: England via Twitter Joe Gomez, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Jordan Pickford and Tammy Abraham have all emerged as late challengers for England’s 2018 World Cup squad after all four were called up for England’s first World Cup preparation matches against Germany and Brazil. We take a look at the other players who could stake a late claim […]