Hodgson’s loyalty is good – but so is two up front

If there are two certainties in British football, it is hard to look beyond Roy Hodgson’s loyalty towards players who serve him well, and an Englishman’s love of having two strikers up front.  It is this loyalty from Hodgson that saw Jack Wilshere named in the England squad, despite his lack of football for Arsenal … More Hodgson’s loyalty is good – but so is two up front

Points dropped, but positives gained – why England’s Lions can roar against Wales

Saturday night was, in the view of many England fans, a typical performance from the Three Lions; positive, attacking, high tempo football undone by a simple lapse of concentration in the 92nd minute.  While this is true, the performance was far from as disastrous as some fans made it out to be.  Indeed, there are some … More Points dropped, but positives gained – why England’s Lions can roar against Wales

Monk could be the man to answer the Elland Road prayers – but Cellino must give him time to work his magic

Rarely does the mood around a football club change so dramatically in such a short period of time as it has at Leeds United during the past week. The official announcement from Elland Road on Tuesday evening, confirming the departure of Steve Evans from his role as manager, was met largely with negativity from supporters.  Many … More Monk could be the man to answer the Elland Road prayers – but Cellino must give him time to work his magic

Mourinho gets the gig – but United should keep an eye on events in Madrid

Since the appointment of Jose Mourinho as Manchester United manager was confirmed last Friday, the buzz around the Old Trafford club has been widely broadcast across different media outlets.  Links with big name players, such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and a Manchester derby battle with Pep Guardiola are contributing factors to this response from United fans. … More Mourinho gets the gig – but United should keep an eye on events in Madrid

Good Evans – Mad Massimo’s manager merry-go-round

Whilst Manchester United’s sacking of Louis Van Gaal, and imminent appointment of Jose Mourinho, are dominating the media headlines, there is another story of managerial mayhem taking place across the Pennines, in West Yorkshire. Although Steve Evans, the sixth manager appointed by Massimo Cellino since the Italian took over at Leeds United in April 2014, … More Good Evans – Mad Massimo’s manager merry-go-round

Attack Attack Attack – England’s firing line look explosive but there’s questions surrounding the rearguard

The announcement of Roy Hodgson’s provisional Euro 2016 squad last Monday was widely greeted as a popular, promising set of players, with only a few question marks.  Eyebrows were raised at the inclusion of Jack Wilshere, given his lack of first team football this season, along with the places of Manchester City’s Fabian Delph, and … More Attack Attack Attack – England’s firing line look explosive but there’s questions surrounding the rearguard

All eyes on France

As the Premier League season draws to a close (bar the rescheduling of Manchester United v Bournemouth on Tuesday night, due to the suspicious package found at Old Trafford this afternoon), all footballing eyes will begin to move towards France, and Euro 2016.  More specifically, interest will be focused on Roy Hodgson’s delayed announcement of … More All eyes on France