What are England missing?

Gareth Southgate and his side were booed off the famous Wembley turf after their lacklustre 0-0 draw against Scotland.  They simply weren’t good enough. Short of both ideas and energy.  In a game of this magnitude, against this opposition, that cannot happen. But it did.  Will it happen again, we’d like to think not, yetContinue reading “What are England missing?”

England vs Romania Preview: The final game before EURO 2020

Just a week before England kick-off their greatly anticipated EURO 2020 campaign, the Three Lions have one final game to take care of.  A warm-up game match against Romania at The Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough.  The game comes just 3 days after Gareth Southgate’s side beat Austria 1-0, thanks to a second-half goal from Arsenal’s BukayoContinue reading “England vs Romania Preview: The final game before EURO 2020”

Southgate’s latest squad selection is a concerning contradiction

Written by Tom Cayless. Just three months before England kick off their delayed Euro 2020 journey, Gareth Southgate has released his squad for the upcoming World-Cup qualifiers. The selection is surprising to say the least.  Golden generations don’t come about often, hence the name, but England have found themselves with two in the past 20Continue reading “Southgate’s latest squad selection is a concerning contradiction”

How England can get the most out of Phil Foden, Jack Grealish and James Maddison

(written by Tom Cayless) Ever since the generation of Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and Paul Scholes, the one position the English National Team have lacked is a creative midfielder. Even in the World Cup side of 2018, that made the semi-finals, England didn’t have an out and out creative player in the whole squad.  TheContinue reading “How England can get the most out of Phil Foden, Jack Grealish and James Maddison”

Liverpool 1-4 Manchester City: Why Phil Foden is world-class at the age of 20

After an 18 year wait, Manchester City finally broke their Anfield curse and left Merseyside with all three points. City were excellent in all departments and ran out 4-1 winners over the current Premier League Champions. They would have kept their clean sheet streak also, but a common over-exaggerated dive from Liverpool’s Mohammad Salah meantContinue reading “Liverpool 1-4 Manchester City: Why Phil Foden is world-class at the age of 20”

Burnley 0-2 Manchester City: Rodri pivotal in City’s trip to ‘the dentist’

(written by Tom Cayless) In the 2018/19 season, Pep Guardiola described a trip away to Turf Moor like going to ‘the dentist’.  A slog, in which most sides struggle to break down the deep block of Sean Dyche’s side. Not Man City though, a 2-0 victory, which was even perhaps unflattering on the league leaders.Continue reading “Burnley 0-2 Manchester City: Rodri pivotal in City’s trip to ‘the dentist’”

Can Manchester City win the quadruple this season?

(written by Tom Cayless) 11 wins in a row, 30 goals scored, 3 goals conceded. Everything seems to be going just perfect for Manchester City at the moment. Even without Sergio Aguero fit, City are scoring goals and plenty of them. Defensively the best in Europe, City have only conceded 17 goals in all competitions.Continue reading “Can Manchester City win the quadruple this season?”