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Though he is Liverpool’s Captain Jordan Henderson still provides a divide in opinion between not just Liverpool fans, but football followers in general. Whereas some can appreciate his industrious nature, others tend to see him as an individual who has stolen a career as soon as they hear his name.
When Kenny Dalglish bought Henderson for an initial £16 million fee (that had the chance to rise to £20 million) from his hometown club Sunderland in the summer of 2011, not surprisingly, numerous eyebrows were raised. Henderson had come through the …

Sam Allardyce’s tenure as England boss started off with a drab and uninspiring performance, but nevertheless got the result expected from the trip to Trnava. Adam Lallana’s first international goal came in the 95th minute of the 4 minutes of stoppage time put on the 4th official’s board, a sign of how close it was to a very different slant taken by the press. Had it not been for Lallana’s conversion from inside the box, certainly the doom and gloom feel around the England national team would have continued. Taking into …

On April 2, the emergency loan window closed for the final time. It has long been viewed by many as one of the factors that keeps lower-league clubs afloat, and capable of remaining in a healthy financial position. But now, FIFA is of the opinion that transfers – regardless of the circumstances – should only take place within its designated transfer windows, in a bid to ensure greater legislative consistency across the board.
It is clear as to what this will mean to clubs below the Premier League, where the decision …

England fans are used to the same old pre-tournament concerns. Nervousness when key players seem to turn into glass dolls and shatter on the eve of major tournament’s. Hodgson’s men have a real opportunity to challenge the big guns this summer in the European Championships. Injury concerns is always a troubling trend especially amongst English players, as the gruesome club season comes to its conclusion. Currently; Rooney, Shaw, Oxlade-Chamberlian, Delph, Wilshere, Austin, and Young are all sidelined with long-term injuries. At least four of those are almost nailed on to …

As we all know England’s performances when it comes to tournaments have been a disappointment for years. Since the win of the World Cup all the way back in 1966 England have rarely looked like a threat in any competition.
After 2014’s disappointing World Cup in Brazil Roy Hodgson and his men haven’t looked back after ten straight wins in the qualification. This has raised the hopes of many again who believe we could be a major competitor for the upcoming Euro 2016. Ten straight wins looks good for England. …

After the shock 2-0 loss to West Ham last week and the dominant performance of the 16 year old West Ham midfielder, Reece Oxford, Arsene Wenger has seen what a dominant defensive midfielder can do in the premier league.
Without a true defensive midfielder that is starting quality in the premier league Arsene Wenger has set his sights on Sevilla star Grzegorz Krychowiak. The 25 year old Midfielder still has his best days to come and this is what has Wnneger excited. His dominant performances in the La Liga has shown …

When will our nation learn what makes the ‘beautiful game’ beautiful? It is an argument that seems to have come and gone. In fact, people seem to have given up on the very notion that England ever could become one of the world’s best national teams. But I think it’s time everyone sat up and at least discussed how the nation can begin to create true footballers rather than athletes.
How can we do this? I believe there to be three main possibilities to achieving that goal.
End the ‘Big Tackle’ culture
The …

The first international break of 2015 comes at the end of March, but the England manager, Roy Hodgson, must currently be contemplating on which strikers to call up to the squad, if all are fit. The 2014/15 Premier League season has been a success so far for English strikers who are trying to appeal to Hodgson, which was highlighted last weekend (3rd and 4th of January). I believe that Roy Hodgson sees Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge and Danny Welbeck as his key three strikers, who he will consistently pick, subject …

Basketball and Football, two similar yet entirely different games. Same basic rules which are to score as many as you can before the end of the game, but the difference is so big you sometimes forget that they are so similar. With the obvious fact of Basketball is a ball being dribbled with hands and Football is a ball being dribbled with feet, there are other rules which make the sports almost opposites in a way. Basketball could improve the future of English football.
I believe this as if you look at …

Last Monday evening, prior to kick-off between England and Switzerland at St. Jacob Park in Basel, it was fair to say that expectations for the forthcoming Euro 2016 campaign – least yet the match about to be played – were bleak. So bleak that an England side once feared by most footballing nations were widely believed to be ever-likely to play for a draw. A draw, with few even considering that manager Roy Hodgson would field a bold, dangerous and attacking line-up.
Instead, we saw old ‘Woy’ field several young stars …