The Football Association has drawn up plans to cut the number of non-EU players currently in English football by up to 50%, the BBC has reported.
The FA’s English commission had called for a major reform earlier in the year upon their belief that clubs around the country were bringing in too many “mediocre” players.
The proposed rule changes have been sent around the country to the Premier and Football League, along with respective ...More
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is unhappy with how England handled the fitness of Daniel Sturridge after the forward returned from international duty with a thigh strain, according to an interview given to talkSport.
Sturridge played in the friendly win over Norway but was ruled out of the Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland and is expected to need at least two weeks to recover. That would mean Sturridge misses games against A...More
Lee Cattermole believes he can force his way into Roy Hodgson’s England squad with his performances for Sunderland, the Daily Telegraph has reported.
Cattermole has been backed for a place in the national team by club manager Gus Poyet while the player himself has said the absence of Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard - who both retired from international duty following the World Cup - has created a space he could potentially fill.
Chelsea’s Gary Cahill has spoken of his pride at being the apparent England vice-captain behind skipper Wayne Rooney, Sky Sports has reported.
Rooney was confirmed by manager Roy Hodgson as the successor to Steven Gerrard, who retired from international duty after the World Cup, and handed the armband to Cahill when he was substituted in England’s two recent fixtures, the wins over Norway and Switzerland.
Cahill hasn’t been official...More
New England captain Wayne Rooney has confirmed he is holding player only meetings within the England camp in a bid to boost morale and help the squad gel, according to the BBC.
Having been lacklustre in their win over Norway last Wednesday England put in a much improved display to come away from Switzerland with three points in what has been labelled their most difficult game of the group.
And Rooney has revealed that he has organis...More
England managers don’t often come back from the kind of pressure under which Roy Hodgson found himself prior to the Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland. A dire World Cup and a win over Norway in midweek that was little better had murmurs of fan discontent become much louder, and a series of rows with the press meant the 67-year-old was starting to run out of friends.
Hodgson had long insisted that there were positive signs from h...More
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