Chris Smalling is determined to confound those doubting England’s defensive capabilities at Euro 2016. A decade on from the likes of Sol Campbell, Rio Ferdinand, John Terry and Jamie Carragher jostling for a starting berth, Roy Hodgson has three out-and-out centre-backs to choose from in France. A number of former ...Read More »
Leicester City’s Andy king not worried by Jamie Vardy’s potential Arsenal transfer: 'What he decides is up to him'
Wales midfielder Andy King says the strong team bond at Leicester will not be damaged should Jamie Vardy decide to join Arsenal. England striker Vardy left for Euro 2016 in France on Monday with his club future still very much up in the air. The Football Writers’ Player of the ...Read More »
It is now nine goals in his last five games for club and country for Olivier Giroud Saturday, June 4, 2016 Watch this stunning goal by Olivier Giroud in France’s Euro 2016 warm up game with Scotland! Kingsley Coman turned on the pace before firing in a low cross which ...Read More »
Roy Hodgson on England victory over Portugal: 'I’m pleased we kept our composure, patience and we looked more and more dangerous'
Roy Hodgson was determined to remain upbeat after England’s 1-0 victory over Portugal. The Three Lions completed their Euro 2016 preparations at Wembley with a third victory in a row, thanks to Chris Smalling’s late goal against ten-man Portugal playing without Cristiano Ronaldo. They were a man down ten minutes ...Read More »
The Republic of Ireland have included midfielder James McCarthy and forward Robbie Keane in their 23-man squad for Euro 2016, the Football Association of Ireland has announced. Keane sustained a calf injury in training last week and missed his side’s final warm up game to Belarus, which Ireland lost 2-1 ...Read More »
This week Neil Ashton is joined by Tom Hopkinson and Paddy Barclay to cast their eyes over the main sporting stories. They discuss the Championship play-off final, Jose Mourinhop to Manchester United, who they would drop from the England squad and who should be in Roy Hodgson’s Euro 2016 starting XI. ...Read More »
Roy Hodgson responds when asked whether Manchester United starlet Marcus Rashford will be part of England’s 23-man final squad
Roy Hodgson remained coy when asked whether Marcus Rashford will be part of England’s final 23-man squad for Euro 2016, although the manager did admit being impressed by the youngster’s debut. The 18-year-old started England’s clash against Australia in the place of Daniel Sturridge, who missed out through injury. Although ...Read More »
'This is going to be the start of something very special' – Newcastle fans claim Rafa Benitez 'could do a Keegan'
Rafa Benitez has gone from Real Madrid to the Championship in six months Wednesday, May 25, 2016 It was confirmed on Wednesday that Rafa Benitez has agreed to stay with Newcastle United, signing a three-year deal despite relegation from the Premier League. Having been appointed with 10 games to go ...Read More »
Joey Barton has described his Rangers move as a ‘phenomenal opportunity’ and challenged himself to become the SPL’s best player. The 33-year-old has penned a two-year deal with Mark Warburton’s side, who will be back in the Scottish Premiership next season after a four-year absence. Barton was Burnley’s Player of the Year as ...Read More »
Sam Allardyce keen to learn from this season: 'Sunderland shouldn't be doing a lap of honour by avoiding relegation any more'
Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce hailed the impact of their January signings as they lived to fight another season in the Premier League after a 3-0 win over Everton at the Stadium of Light. A free-kick from Patrick van Aanholt and a double from defender Lamine Kone sealed their status in ...Read More »