My England World Cup Team

Which players will feature in the World Cup squad?

As I scroll through pages of sport news and gossip, I have realised that many of the posts are on the squad that England should take to the World Cup. Luke Shaw or Ashley Cole? Adam Lallana or Frank Lampard? James Milner or Raheem Sterling?

Here, I want to show you who I think should be in that 23-man squad on the plane to Brazil, and furthermore what Roy Hodgson should pick as his main line up.

Mr. Hodgson, I hope that you are reading! Continue reading “My England World Cup Team”

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Euro 2016: The qualifying groups and my predictions

The qualifying groups for European Championships in 2016 in France have taken place and, with the number of teams being raised to 24, all Home Nations could have a chance of qualifying.

It is a first-ever international tournament for British territory of Gibraltar, who were recognised as a footballing nation by UEFA last year.

Here are the groups, and my predictions of the final rankings coming 2016: Continue reading “Euro 2016: The qualifying groups and my predictions”

O’Neill and Keane become Ireland managers

Martin O’Neill has confirmed he has signed a deal making him the new Republic of Ireland manager, with ex-Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane coming in as assistant manager.

Former Aston Villa, Celtic and Sunderland boss O’Neill had 64 caps for Northern Ireland as a player, and Keane controversially walked out on Ireland’s 2002 World Cup campaign, but all differences were put aside when they were appointed.

They replace Italian Giovanni Trappattoni, who left in September 2013 after failing to qualify for the 2014 World Cup. O’Neill and Keane have been appointed on a two-year deal, and they are ‘enthusiastic’ about working together and with their new players.