5 Mar 2017

Gareth Southgate has confirmed that he will not be picking players for the England national team only based on reputation.


After being a recently appointed as the permanent manager, Southgate has an opportunity to make crucial changes in several areas of the pitch. Over the next few years, the direction of the England team will be determined by the former Middlesbrough manager. One of the common mistakes made by his predecessor was to select players based on reputation. It was especially rampant during the Sven Goran Eriksson era, and to a certain extent during the Fabio Capello days.
22 Jan 2017

Gareth Southgate has managed to secure the England managerial position on a permanent basis after sufficiently impress in the English FA in a recent interview.


He did not face any competition, as the FA later revealed that Southgate was the only candidate for the position. The former Middlesbrough manager has been in charge of the national team since Sam Allardyce left the role after just 67 days. Southgate has limited managerial experience at club level after being involved with Middlesbrough for a period of three years from 2006 to 2009. Since then, however, he has only been involved with England.
28 Nov 2016

Burnley defender Michael Keane is hoping to make his debut for the England national team in one of their biggest matches – against Scotland.


Purely in terms of the world rankings, it may not sound like a great encounter but the two countries share an interest rivalry when it comes to football. Hence, there is expected to be a lot of pressure onKeane, who has been drafted into the England setup due to the injuries to players like Chris Smalling and Luke Shaw. England also have a friendly against former world champions Spain coming up in the next few days.
11 Nov 2016

England's senior men team captain, Wayne Rooney believes that the current temporary coach of the England national team, Gareth Southgate has a chance at becoming its permanent manager.


Southgate just last week, had to vacate his role as the boss of the Under-21s in order to take control of the senior men's team on a temporary basis after Sam Allardyce's departure just last week.
19 Sep 2016

In the initial press conferences of Sam Allardyce as the head coach of England, he stated his desire to restore the credibility of England and the main way that Allardyce is expected to do this is by not only pushing England to the 2018 FIFA World Cup but also help them reach the advanced stages of the worldwide tournament as well.


Sam Allardyce said that he has desire to get England back on track but that this is also a fairly new experience and that there is also a level of nervousness that is coming along.
27 Aug 2016

James Milner has announced his international retirement with immediate effect after holding discussions with new manager Sam Allardyce.


The former Bolton manager was appointed as the replacement for Roy Hodgson, who has been praised immensely for infusing a lot of effort into the national team. Even though Hodgson did not achieve any of his tournament objectives, the national team saw the appearance of players like Ross Barkley, Raheem Sterling, John Stones, and several others on a consistent basis. At 30 years of age, Milner is at a stage where he has to concentrate on his club career.
26 Aug 2016

More than Just a Number

Submitted by isport

Many people are superstitious about numbers and sportsmen in particular seem to be wary about choosing just the right one when the seasonal squads are announced.

Those of us that can cast our memories further back will also recall how football clubs avoided using the number 13 on matchdays so clearly this is serious stuff.

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