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Tactics
Could switching to 4-3-3 work for Spurs?
08:01 Saturday 19th October 2019

Tottenham Hotspur began an upward curve when Mauricio Pochettino took over in 2014. Now, in his sixth year in charge, they've gone over a precipice. Is it stagnation? Apart from moving to a new stadium, everything has remained…

England National Team
Why Gareth Southgate should revert to an England back five
17:01 Monday 14th October 2019

On Friday night, England lost their first qualifying match in over a decade. Gareth Southgate's men were well-beaten by a Czech Republic side who certainly deserved all three points, timing-wise, it couldn't have been worse…

European Championships
Should Southgate start Harry Winks?
08:01 Monday 14th October 2019

Since their semi-final exit from the World Cup last year, many believed that the Three Lions were headed in the right direction. The Nations League represented an opportunity to take it a step further but they couldn't get past the…

England National Team
Is it James Maddison’s time to shine for England?
12:00 Saturday 7th September 2019

Gareth Southgate announced his latest England squad nine days ago for upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against Bulgaria and Kosovo. Among the usual suspects, there was a first call-up for defenders Tyrone Mings, Aaron Wan Bissaka. Midfielder Mason…

Premier League
Tyrone Mings continues to improve, earns deserved first England call-up
19:01 Tuesday 3rd September 2019

Tyrone Mings certainly hasn't had an easy ride. After spending his youth career at Southampton and Bristol Rovers, the then-teenager would move away due to a lack of opportunities, playing for non-league pair Yate Town and Chippenham Town…

England National Team
How can England's U21s fall at the first hurdle with all that talent?
15:01 Monday 24th June 2019

With an hour gone, England U21s were sitting pretty winning 1-0 against France. An outstanding solo run from Phil Foden looked set to continue the Three Lions' excellence on the international stage. It seemed as though our young…

International
On John Stones and the risk of playing from the back
17:00 Monday 10th June 2019

Playing from the back is the new mandate in football. ‘Anywhere will do’ has gone from sensible to foolish almost overnight. Ice hockey went through the same transition a few years ago. Dumping and chasing into the opponent’s…

Womens Football
Can Phil Neville find redemption with the Lionesses in France?
08:00 Sunday 9th June 2019

Gareth Southgate’s Russian redemption was a joy to watch. Since 1996 when his feebly struck penalty was saved by a grateful Andres Kopke, until around the time Eric Dier sent England through against Colombia, the Three Lions boss had…

England National Team
The hole in the middle of Southgate's England squad
17:00 Friday 7th June 2019

What is it about England and semi-finals, eh? The Three Lions had the opportunity to end their last four hoodoo in the UEFA Nations League last night, but once again, after starting well, England predictably handed it to their opponents on…

England National Team
Is Gareth Southgate working with best possible England squad?
10:00 Thursday 6th June 2019

England take on the Netherlands tonight at the Estadio D. Afonso Henriques. Victory for the Three Lions in Guimaraes would secure a place in Sunday’s inaugural Uefa Nations League final, against hosts Portugal. Gareth Southgate announced…

Championship
Ticket to England waiting at Wembley for Grealish, Mount & others?
12:00 Monday 27th May 2019

Monday’s the day everybody dreads. However, a part of the country will be at their happiest on this particular Monday. As thousands of Derby County and Aston Villa supporters flock into Wembley bubbling with promotion dreams,…

Premier League
Why Crystal Palace's Aaron Wan-Bissaka can feel hard done by after England snub
17:00 Friday 22nd March 2019

After a four-month hiatus, international football comes back with a bang. Qualification for the 2020 European Championships finally begins, with some mouthwatering fixtures in the offing. For England, they'll be looking to build upon a…

International
What does Gareth Southgate expect from his Three Lions call-ups?
08:00 Thursday 21st March 2019

So the first international break of 2019 is upon us, putting the Premier League on hold for two weeks in the meantime. All of the home nations are in action over the following 14 days, including England. The Three Lions face the Czech Republic…

England National Team
Declan Rice was wise to not rush into his decision on international future
12:00 Saturday 16th February 2019

On Wednesday, West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice announced via his social media channels his intention to switch his national allegiance from the Republic of Ireland to England. The 20-year old has played in three friendly games for the…

Premier League
Nathaniel Clyne is Liverpool and England’s true forgotten man
09:00 Tuesday 11th December 2018

A little over four years ago, Southampton's two starting full-backs departed for pastures new. Luke Shaw headed for Manchester United. Nathaniel Clyne dropped him off then travelled another 35 miles across the M62 to Liverpool. In subsequent…