Three reasons why England can win Euro 2016

England will head to Euro 2016 in France with the youngest squad of any team at the tournament, and the youngest Three Lions side for 58 years, while Marcus Rashford will be the youngest player at the Euros. So how on earth will Roy Hodgson’s boys be able to pull off the impossible, winning Euro 2016? We tackle three reasons why this might be England’s tournament! 1. Killer confidence The Three Lions are ranked fourth among bookmakers when it comes to Euro 2016 favourites. Behind only France, Germany and Spain, and…

Read More

Premier League has most players at Euro 2016, Liverpool lead among clubs

The Premier League will provide nearly one out of five players at Euro 2016, more than any other league. Meanwhile Liverpool lead the way among clubs in France this summer. A total of 103 players out of the 552 will come from the English top flight, ahead of the German Bundesliga, which will be represented by 57 players, and the Italian Serie A, represented by 52 players. The Premier League features almost triples the amount of players from the Spanish La Liga, who have just three players more at the…

Read More

Premier League’s staggering revenue and wage bill beat down the rest of Europe

The 20 clubs from the Premier League generated £3.3 billion in revenue during the 2014/2015 season, according to The Daily Mail. Meanwhile, their wages reached a staggering amount, one that beat down the rest of Europe. The astonishing figures are revealed in Deloitte’s annual review of football finance, which also found that the top five European leagues – England, Germany, Spain, Italy and France – combined for a record £9.2 billion in revenue and that the Premier League generated more than £1.5 billion more than the German Bundesliga, which was the next highest-earning league. Meanwhile,…

Read More

Bundesliga star hints at a possible Arsenal move

Arsenal have proved to be early moves in the current summer transfer window. The market is yet to officially open and the Gunners have already secured a major transfer coup in tenacious midfielder Granit Xhaka. The North London have also been linked with a number of other high-profile names and one name amongst them is of Xhaka’s Swiss teammate, Ricardo Rodriguez. The Wolfsburg star is one of the most sought-after left-backs in football at the moment and has been linked with the likes of Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool. Recently,…

Read More

Manchester United table Premier League record bid for Paul Pogba

Jose Mourinho is keen to overhaul Manchester United’s squad during this summer transfer window, in order to steer the Red Devils back to the top of English and European football. The Portuguese manager is reportedly ready to go all out to get the job done, as a report by The Sun claims that United have tabled a Premier League record bid for Juventus star Paul Pogba. The Red Devils’ offer is worth an initial £48 million plus a further £12 million in add-on payments based on the success of the club…

Read More

Liverpool star linked with a shocking transfer move

Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain have been linked with a shocking move for Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho. According to French publication Le 10 Sport, the Paris club are ready to offer £45 million for the services of the Brazilian. The report claims that following their failed attempts to sign the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Eden Hazard (Chelsea) and Neymar (Barcelona), PSG have turned their focus to their plan B, meaning Coutinho, who has become a fan favourite at Anfield following his £8.5 million move from Inter Milan in January…

Read More

Chelsea to target Liverpool flop forward and Juventus midfielder

Chelsea have identified Liverpool forward Christian Benteke as one of the possible summer targets. The Times claims that the Blues aim to sign Everton forward Romelu Lukaku during the summer transfer window. However, if they fail to land their preferred target, they will turn their attention towards his Belgian compatriot. Liverpool signed the forward for £32 million from Aston Villa last summer, but after having failed to impress manager Jurgen Klopp in his debut season at Anfield, he is touted to leave the club in the summer. Benteke managed only…

Read More

ICYMI: Chris Smalling’s goal and Bruno Alves’ scandalous red card in England’s win against Portugal

On Thursday, England were able to beat Portugal 1-0 at the Wembley Stadium. Chris Smalling scored the Three Lions’ only goal, while Portugal’s Bruno Alves received a red card for a scandalous challenge on Harry Kane. Smalling’s goal: It wasn’t pretty, but it’s a third consecutive win. Chris Smalling’s goal separates the sides #ENGvPOR pic.twitter.com/nhdKzSyH0d — EURO 2016 (@UEFAEuros_2016) 2 juni 2016 Alves’ red card: Here is the next most interesting moment from #ENGvPOR Bruno Alves red card *foul* pic.twitter.com/gWBq2ecd7l — EURO 2016 (@UEFAEuros_2016) 2 juni 2016

Read More

League Two Season Review 2015-16

They may have been plagued by off-field tribulations due to a tumultuous change of ownership, but throughout the 2015-16 season Northampton Town were a machine, powering past and reigning over all those who stood in their way. Having the look of a strong outfit from the start, they won the title at a canter and ended with a 24-match unbeaten run. Manager Chris Wilder had been managing in League Two for several seasons without being able to sustain a promotion bid, but this time his charges were unstoppable and he…

Read More

League One Season Review 2015-16

Many clubs in recent seasons have found the going tough upon being relegated from the Premier League, so much so that they slip almost inexorably into the third tier. Wigan Athletic were that team going into 2015-16, just two years after winning the FA Cup under Roberto Martinez and now with a new chairman in 23-year-old David Sharpe. The man tasked with reversing the downward spiral was one of the members of that side that upset the odds against Manchester City on that famous day at Wembley, Gary Caldwell. The…

Read More