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England’s Attacking Bluntness Was Exposed By Superior Croatia

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 11: Kieran Trippier of England looks dejected at the end of extra time during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Semi Final match between Croatia and England at Luzhniki Stadium on July 11, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)

For all of the talk of “football coming home” this month, it will instead be lining out in the streets of Paris or Zagreb after this weekend. England’s dream, which had gathered momentum and volume exponentially over the last couple of weeks, was shattered into a million pieces as giddy euphoria gave way to a hefty dose of realism. Croatia …

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A Premier League XI Made Up Of This Summer’s Best Signings

This summer’s transfer window has been one of the most high profile in recent times and will arguably be remembered more for the deals that weren’t done than those that were (Alexis Sanchez, Philippe Coutinho, Thomas Lemar, Virgil van Dijk etc.). However, the transactions that weren’t made should not completely overshadow the arrival of some fantastic players to the Premier League …

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This ‘Overpriced English XI’ Will Make Your Eyes Water

Kyle Walker

Kyle Walker became the most expensive defender of all time last week when he completed a £50m+ move from Tottenham to Manchester City. While an England international moving for a high fee shouldn’t really be out of the norm (albeit between two Premier League title rivals), the fact that Walker is now the most expensive defender of all time has …

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Surprise Inclusions As Gareth Southgate Announces England Squad To Face Germany And Lithuania

PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 23: Jermain Defoe of England celebrates scoring the opening goal during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group C match between Slovenia and England at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on June 23, 2010 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Gareth Southgate has included a few surprise additions in his first England squad since becoming the full-time boss, for games against Germany and Lithuania later this month. Here we look at who was picked in each position, and who missed out on this occasion. Goalkeepers Southgate has decided not to mess around too much in the goalkeeper department. Joe Hart and …

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The XI Of English Footballers Over-Hyped By The Media At A Young Age

English LONDON - NOVEMBER 21: Micah Richards of England in action during the Euro 2008 Group E qualifying match between England and Croatia at Wembley Stadium on November 21, 2007 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

In the past, the English media have been guilty of over-hyping a number of their country’s players. Nearly every young Englishman touted with an international call-up is either the next Gascoigne or Rooney but not many live up to the expectation. This XI gives just a few of the many Englishmen over-hyped by their media. Although some of these players …

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Twitter Reacts As Everton Tear Manchester City To Pieces

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 15: Ademola Lookman (L) of Everton is congratulated by teammate Romelu Lukaku after scoring his team's fourth goal during the Premier League match between Everton and Manchester City at Goodison Park on January 15, 2017 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Pep Guardiola’s difficult first season in the Premier League continued on Sunday as his Manchester City side were taken apart 4-0 by Everton at Goodison Park. Man City went into this match looking to regain their place in the top four having slipped to fifth on Saturday, but instead were sent home with their tails between their legs as Ronald …

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Opinion: Do Manchester City Need Another Centre-Back In January?

BURNLEY, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 26: Josep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City is seen prior to the Premier League match between Burnley and Manchester City at Turf Moor on November 26, 2016 in Burnley, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Every season, Manchester City invest in a new centre-half, without ever seemingly strengthening their defence. After the 3-1 home loss to Chelsea, the cheque book could well come out again in January. The Chelsea defeat was somewhat flattering to the visitors, considering Kevin De Bruyne missed an open goal in the second half to put City 2-0 ahead. However, it …

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Watch: Roy Keane Tears Into Arsenal And Manchester City Following Poor Champions League Displays

As usual, Roy Keane was on top form in his punditry role for ITV’s Champions League highlights. The Ireland assistant manager’s refusal to sugarcoat his opinions on what he perceives to be poor performances have made the Wednesday night programme compelling viewing, often rendering his co-pundits and host Mark Pougatch speechless. As usual, Keane pulled no punches when analysing Arsenal …

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