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Get the save on! Is Pickford good enough for England?

Get the rave on. This is what England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has printed on his England football boots. Last summer, many England fans would argue that after his sublime saves against Colombia and Sweden at the 2018 Russia World Cup, followed by saving and even scoring a penalty against Switzerland in the UEFA Nations League, […]

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Southgate’s striker woes increase as injury list mounts up

As the 12th of June and the start of Euro 2020 draw ever closer, England manager, Gareth Southgate’s selection headache grows, and his striker woes persist. As in previous tournaments,  England have been led by captain Harry Kane, who secured himself the Golden Boot at the FIFA World Cup in 2018, however due to a […]

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Swadi Selects: Who should start for England at Euro 2020?

Fresh from their valiant run in the 2018 World Cup, England now have their sights set on Euro 2020. With the tournament being concluded at Wembley, Gareth Southgate will surely be aiming for his young and exciting England squad to be there for the final. But just who should be tasked to get them there? […]

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Sterling-Gomez saga shows need for cool heads in football

For the past week the row between England stars Raheem Sterling and Joe Gomez has dominated the football headlines. The pair clashed during Liverpool’s victory against Manchester City, in which tempers flared over the course of a thrilling game between the title favourites at Anfield last weekend. Such incidents have become infamous over the years, […]

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Newcastle United’s English contingent deserve Southgate’s attention

The international break has returned once again to put the exciting emergence of a new Premier League season on pause. After four wins from their first four UEFA Euro Qualifiers, England have recently fallen to a surprise defeat against the Czech Republic, followed by a convincing win over Bulgaria, albeit one marred by numerous racist […]

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Realistic expectations required for the Southgate era

Damned if you do, damned if you don’t. That is the prospect that befalls every England manager charged with keeping expectations at a manageable level and Gareth Southgate is no exception to that, particularly when it comes to squad selection. The very people who chastise England for picking players based on reputation are the same […]