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James McClean Blasts ‘Hypocritical’ & ‘Stupid’ English FA

James McClean has fired shots at the English FA after once again coming under abuse from QPR fans as they played Stoke City over the weekend.  It wasn’t the first time the Derry-native has been forced to make himself heard following attacks from rival fans and all things considered, it likely won’t be the last. His Stoke side were involved …

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Injuries Mounting For England Ahead Of Germany Clash

ESSEN, GERMANY - MARCH 21: Gareth Southgate, manager of England talks during an England press conference at the Atlantic Hotel on March 21, 2017 in Essen, Germany. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

English football has been through a lot in the past 12 months. This day last year, England were, like today, preparing for a friendly game against “the old enemy”. A 3-2 win in Berlin looked to show that England were ready to take Euro 2016 by storm last summer. However, what transpired in France caused considerable embarrassment and led to …

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Opinion: The Sam Allardyce Debacle Leaves A Real Sour Taste

TRNAVA, SLOVAKIA - SEPTEMBER 03: Manager Sam Allardyce rubs his forehead as he inspects the pitch prior to the FIFA World Cup Qualifying Group F match against Slovakia at City Arena on September 3, 2016 in Trnava, Slovakia. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

Sam Allardyce is no longer England football manager. After a 24 hour debacle, Alllardyce’s position became untenable as he was caught on camera to be helping undercover personalities on how to find loopholes around third-party ownership in football transfers. Big Sam was wrong and has paid the ultimate price, but this whole story has so many dispicable elements to it.  …

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English Football During WW2

Conor Heffernan takes an in depth look back at how English football was structured during World War Two.   “We shall play on the beaches, we shall play on the landing grounds, we shall play in the fields and in the streets, we shall play in the hills…” Winston Churchill…Kind of The years 1939 to 1945 were a time of great …

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Money, Money, Money: The Birth Of The Premier League

The birth of the Premier League back in 1992 heralded a new era for football in England. Conor Heffernan looks back at this pivotal period of transition. When English football entered the 1990s, the game was in crisis. The golden days of the 1950s and 1960s had become a hazy memory, replaced by the three H’s: Heysel, Hillsborough and Hooliganism. …

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Hodgson’s Unprofessionalism Will Affect England


Sarah Fitzpatrick lambastes Roy Hodgson’s decision to publicly “hang Raheem Sterling out to dry”. There is an unnecessary debate amongst England fans this week to whether they should support or criticise Raheem Sterling over his confession that he has felt tired while on international duty which is also the reason to why he didn’t feature for his country against Estonia. …

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Why Is Rooney Even Being Considered For Manchester United Captaincy?

Manchester United are in need of a captain. England are in need of a captain. It has been suggested that Wayne Rooney could be the stone that kills both birds. Iain Anderson’s  question to the great footballing public is simple: Why? In the sales industry, there is a closing technique variously described as “the Winston Churchill close” or “the Duke …

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The Most Expensive Game in Football – The Perils of Promotion

Daire O’Driscoll discusses the perils of promotion to the Premier League, and the negative effects it can have on a club. Every May the English League playoffs take centre stage. Very often these are some of the most passionate games of the year, the players desperately want it, the fans even more desperately. Like so many Haaji and Haajah they …

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England – The Team That Never Fulfils Its Potential

1966. England’s greatest triumph and its biggest yolk. England’s loss to Uruguay was no surprise to those in football who look at England in all its realities. How many England players are actually world class? How many of them are on the shopping lists of teams across Europe? Not many is the answer to both questions. It is a team …

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