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Project England

Trnava is a small city located in western Slovakia known for its scenic views and dubbed the ‘little Rome’ of its country. It’s also well renowned for its religious beliefs, playing host to numerous churches. It was perhaps fitting th

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Herbert Chapman: The man who transformed Huddersfield Town

What if I told you that Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool weren’t the first clubs to have a trophy run? What if I told you that it was a club that most people outside of the town don’t speak of?

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England to miss out on the fruits of Guardiola’s labour

And so when the worst kept secret in football was revealed, that Pep Guardiola would become the manager of Manchester City next season, the inevitable questions followed. How many points will Man City win the title b

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Stopping the disappearing acts of young English talent

As everyone obsesses over the Raheem Sterling saga, their attention should be turned to the other exciting English talent that has made his move to the Etihad: Patrick Roberts. Manchester City have acquired a midfi

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The Premier League: the world’s best…. finishing school?

When I think about player development and where each player can learn what they need to become great players, I usually assign different issues to different leagues. In Spain you develop your skills, Italy focuses your tact

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England’s wasted generation

I’ve spent the last couple of nights watching some retro football documentaries, “Gazza: The Real Me,” “Gazza: The Italian Diaries” and “Chris Waddle – The French Way”. Watching these absolutely blindingly talente

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Wayne Rooney: still an integral part of England’s future

Having spent Saturday evening listening to BBC Radio 5 live, I was absolutely astounded to be hearing ludicrous comments regarding the immediate international future of Manchester United and England skipper, Wayne R

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Football managers that lose their way

With Nigel Adkins losing his job as manager of Reading FC, it got me thinking about managers that have suddenly lost their way having made encouraging, albeit eventually misleading, starts to their management car

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Former England goalkeeper David James lashes out at goalpost, goalpost wins

Poor old David James. He spent most of his career trying to shake off the nickname of ‘calamity’ after a few howlers in his time, he’s been in the press recently after being declared bankrupt and now he’s made an absolut

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Does Hodgson need to look beyond Rooney, Welbeck and Sturridge?

England fans are relatively sheepish when discussions of the recent World Cup crop up, but since the debacle in Brazil, when England were eliminated after just two matches, Roy Hodgson has got his three lions roaring with

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Take England around the country

There has been growing talk recently of a different kind of football coming to the UK in the form of a hugely growing American league in the NFL. American Football is becoming increasingly more popular over this side of t

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Have club ruled over country in Sturridge omission?

While the upcoming Euro 2016 qualifying games against San Marino and Estonia may not strike much fear into any England fans, both fixtures provide a wonderful opportunity for the players to show that they can still perf

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Why England should consider moving their games away from Wembley

Now, we all know that the bigwigs at the FA have a widely perceived lack of intelligence when it comes to serious football matters. However, there is a prominent problem staring them in the face, namely a discernible lack of

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In defence of Roy Hodgson

Given that it’s international week and the transfer window has just closed, it’s only natural that the knives are out on Fleet Street. Newspapers and websites can’t sell copies or harvest clicks with the usual fill of club match report

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England’s latest squad: cause to be excited?

Roy Hodgson’s latest England squad has generally been met with a huge amount of apathy. From Wayne Rooney’s appointment as permanent captain, to the inclusion of Fabian Delph, the general opinion seems to b