Southgate says FIFA’s World Cup proposals are ‘hard to keep up with’ and ‘doesn’t make sense’

England boss Gareth Southgate has questioned FIFA’s new World Cup proposals, as he insisted that the plan to shake-up the international calendar ‘doesn’t make sense’. The world governing body’s idea – which is spearheaded by former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger – is to rip up the current international schedule by introducing a biennial World Cup, … Read more

Five times Premier League teams regretted letting players join rival clubs

Tribalism is very much prevalent in football with supporters always keen to express their allegiances and place huge importance on togetherness, unity and – above all – loyalty. The concept of any player leaving their club for a rival side is unthinkable in the eyes of most fans, but throughout the Premier League’s history we’ve … Read more

Premier League transfer window best XI

Premier League clubs have once again splashed the cash to strengthen their squads, with a host of marquee arrivals having made the move to English football during the summer transfer window. An unforgettable transfer period has reached its conclusion following the passing of the deadline, the summer spending including record-breaking deals and the arrival of … Read more

Six of the most memorable debut goals in Premier League history

Premier League footballers will no doubt dream of scoring on their debuts for new sides, whilst there are few things that generate a buzz amongst the supporters quite like the arrival of the club’s latest talent. Throughout the years we’ve seen several stars make an immediate impact on their Premier League bows, and we’ve decided … Read more

Picking a best XI from the Euro 2020 quarter-final games

The feast of football that is Euro 2020 conjured up another batch of riveting encounters and eyecatching displays in the quarter-final’s, with England arguably the pick of the bunch as they ruthlessly saw off Ukraine. Having vanquished World Cup winners France in the last-16, Switzerland’s underdog story came to an agonising end after they were … Read more

Southgate reminds England stars that ‘Everest’ isn’t conquered yet ahead of Ukraine quarter finals tie

Gareth Southgate has reminded his England stars that there is still more work to be done, ahead of their quarter-final clash with Ukraine on Saturday evening. After a comfortable, yet slightly underwhelming group stage display from the Three Lions, they produced arguably their best showing of the tournament to see-off arch-rivals Germany in the last-16, … Read more

‘Complete package’ – Lampard backs ‘intelligent’ Mount for instant recall despite 10 day isolation

Frank Lampard has backed Mason Mount for an instant recall into the England side despite the midfielder undergoing a 10-day period of isolation away from the squad. Mount and Ben Chilwell have been forced into a period of self-isolation after coming into close contact with Chelsea teammate and Scotland midfielder Billy Gilmour on Friday, with … Read more

Premier League 2021/22 fixtures released

The fixtures for the 2021/22 Premier League season have been released as another season of enthralling action prepares to get underway on August 14. Manchester City will be bidding to win a fourth title in just five seasons and the Premier League champions will begin their campaign away at Tottenham, whilst the first Manchester derby … Read more

Southgate discusses Bellingham role and explains Jordan Henderson selection despite fitness concerns

Gareth Southgate has discussed Jude Bellingham’s role for England and has explained his selection of Jordan Henderson despite the midfielder’s fitness concerns. Henderson was selected in England’s 26-man squad for this summer’s European Championship despite not featuring in the Premier League for Liverpool since February, with the 30-year-old having sustained a groin injury that curtailed … Read more

Fantasy Premier League – Four of the best captains for gameweek 36

It’s crunch time now for Fantasy Premier League managers still contesting to climb the rankings, with just three rounds of fixtures remaining until the end of the 2020/21 campaign. This weekend’s fixtures include blanks for Manchester United, Chelsea, Leicester and Arsenal, a selection headache for gaffers as the run-in reaches its conclusion. Ahead of gameweek … Read more

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