A player by player review of the England Euro 2016 squad

I was always going to do this article but I didn’t envisage myself writing it quite this early. But without further ado here is a player by player breakdown of Roy Hodgson’s England squad Joe Hart – Error prone. Bailed out by Daniel Sturridge and Jamie Vardy against Wales, no such luck against Iceland. There…

Are we finally feeling the pinch of Premier Clubs appointing foreign coaches?

Mourinho, Guardiola, Klopp, Conte all incredible managerial talent that will be gracing the Premier League next season but how much of an effect is the constant hiring of top foreign managers having on the English national side. Are we now finally starting to feel the pinch of looking abroad as the bid to name Roy…

Who are the runners and riders for the England job?

With Roy Hodgson’s time as England Manager coming to an end due to the embarrassing defeat to Iceland on Monday night the hunt for a successor begins but the question is who will be the next man to take charge of the England National side. If you look at the possible’s and probable’s then in…

Hulk Cash as Zenit star joins Chinese exodus

Brazilian Striker Hulk is set to be the next man to join the great talent purge to China with a move to Shanghai SIPG imminent. The 29 year old who currently plays for Zenit St Petersburg and has been long time linked with Chelsea and Tottenham will move to the club managed by Sven Goran…

HodgsGone and hopefully forgotten

Roy Hodgson tenure as England Manager comes to an end in the most embarrassing of circumstances. After his England side were knocked out of Euro 2016 by Iceland then it was only going to be a matter of time before him and The Football Association parted company With his contract due to expire at the…

England vs Iceland a few quick thoughts

Actually this one could be quite a few thoughts The most embarrassing England display that I have witnessed in my 32 years of being alive A result that saw Roy Hodgson’s position untenable once the final whistle had blown Did he do the honourable thing in stepping down straight after the game, perhaps But it’s…

Italy vs Spain a few quick thoughts

Holders Spain are out Their dominance of this competition has been finally broken as the 2008 and 2012 winners have been dumped out by Italy Antonio Conte’s side exacting revenge after that 4-0 thumping in Kiev 4 years ago And after watching last night’s game it’s nothing short of what they deserved They started quick…

Laurent draws a Blanc as PSG time comes to an end

Laurent Blanc has left perennial French champions PSG after three seasons in charge with failure to win the Champions League during that spell cited as the main reason behind his departure. It’s all very well winning Ligue 1 by 30 plus points this season and hoovering up everything before them on a domestic level but…

France vs Republic Ireland a few quick thoughts

Now while 62,000 people were watching this game at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais I was watching this game at Lyon Airport The reason for that can be explained here – http://realfootballman.com/football/weekend-lyon-euro-2016-adventure/ What an ideal start for the Republic Of Ireland though as they went ahead after just 2 minutes Shane Long was felled in the…

Ice cold treatment for Three Lions tonight

Time for another guest article and this time it’s the return of Holland’s Gustaaf Weber who gives his views on England vs Iceland, over to you Gustaaf A win tonight over Iceland would see England progress to the last eight. All big football nations other than Spain and Germany have a debate over what style…

Mane oh Mane as Southampton set to lose second player in a week

The great Summer exodus Southampton is back for a third year in a row as Sadio Mane looks set to follow Victor Wanayama out of the exit door at St Mary’s. The Sengalese international is very close to a move to Liverpool after the two clubs have agreed a £34m fee. Now if you ask…