UK and Ireland to host 2028 Euros amid lack of rival bidders

The UK and Ireland are set to be named as the joint-hosts of the 2028 European Championship. Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have submitted a joint-proposal to host the tournament and UEFA are expected to confirm its success next month, following a lack of rival bidders for the finals.   Turkey were understood … Read more

Five PL centre-backs who are lethal at attacking set-pieces

Centre-backs have become increasingly influential to all aspects of football in the modern game, no longer simply required to provide a steely resistance at the heart of the defence and win defensive duels.  From squeezing the pitch high to facilitate a press and starting attacks with passes from deep, the of of a centre-back is … Read more

Heroes and Villains: FA Cup quarter-finals

Following the latest round of FA Cup action, we pick out some of the heroes and villains from the best and worst of the weekend fixtures. Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool and Crystal Palace are the final four in this season’s FA Cup, as the quartet all secured wins to book semi-final showdowns at Wembley. Chelsea … Read more

Premier League Awards: Maddison magic, creative Kane, and Leeds’ chaotic comeback

Our weekly Premier League awards honour the best – and worst – of the football action from the weekend. Moment of the Week How about that for a comeback at Molineux? Leeds were dead and buried at half-time after finding themselves two goals down at Wolves, but roared back to claim all three points and … Read more

Premier League Team of the Week – Gameweek 30

Each week we delve through the Premier League action and compile our divisional Team of the Week, with just four fixtures taking place this weekend due to the FA Cup quarter-finals. Tottenham boosted their hopes of a top four finish and Champions League football after beating West Ham, though Arsenal remain the team to catch … Read more

Weekend preview: Premier League and FA Cup talking points

Ahead of this weekend’s Premier League and FA Cup quarter-final action, we pick out some of the major talking points. FA Cup quarter-finals Middlesbrough seek another sizeable scalp Middlesbrough have not had the greatest luck when it comes to the FA Cup draw this season, but Chris Wilder’s side continue to punch above their weight … Read more

Southgate names England squad for March friendly fixtures

Gareth Southgate has named his England squad for the Three Lions upcoming fixtures with Switzerland and the Ivory Coast. There’s a first inclusion for Marc Guehi after an impressive first season at Crystal Palace, whilst the centre-back’s teammate Conor Gallagher – on loan from Chelsea at Selhurst Park – is included again after making his … Read more

Lampard admits he’s dished out some ‘home truths’ to floundering Everton squad

Frank Lampard admits he has dished out some ‘home truths’ to his Everton side amid the club’s struggle for results. Everton face Newcastle in the Premier League this evening looking to address their torrid form, with the Toffees outside the relegation places on goal difference after losing eight of their last nine league fixtures.   … Read more

Everton to avoid points deduction after reaching ‘agreement’ with Premier League

Everton are to avoid a potential points deduction after reaching an ‘agreement’ with the Premier League in which they consult over player signings and new contracts to avoid breaching spending rules.  Everton have recorded losses of over £260m between 2017 and 2020, a figure which far exceeds the Premier League’s permitted maximum of a £105m … Read more

Five of the best teams to be relegated from the Premier League

Too good to go down? It’s a phrase that has often been used in the Premier League as underperforming sides find themselves dragged towards the division’s dogfight. Everton are hovering outside the Premier League’s relegation places on goal difference with Frank Lampard facing a huge task to turn around the club’s fortunes, the Toffees having … Read more

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