Joe Hart (L) faces stiff competition from Butland (R). Source - Standard.

Jack Butland wants starting role for England in time for World Cup

Jack Butland wishes to overthrow Joe Hart as England’s number one goalkeeper in time for the 2018 World Cup, the Stoke shot stopper has revealed. The 24-year-old has been apart of the England senior side for a number of years now and played in the Three Lions’ friendly with France. Hart has been Gareth Southgate’s…

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England and France take part in a minute's silence before kick-off. Source - Standard.

Five things we learned from England’s defeat to France

The latest installment of England’s life under Gareth Southgate was hardly a productive one. After a close-run draw against rivals Scotland the week prior, the Three Lions were undone by a talented France side in June. A much-changed England team took the lead at the Stade de France after Kieran Trippier found Harry Kane. Samuel…

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Five young Southampton stars to watch out for next season

  For many years, Southampton have been tremendously successful when it comes to implementing youth prospects into their first team ranks. Shortly before their return to the Premier League, they sold highly rated youngster Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Arsenal for £15m, despite his senior game time all taking place at League One level. If anybody thought…

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Why are goalkeepers costing more money than ever before?

During June, two shocking big-money moves took place in the Premier League. These multi-million pound transfers surprised, not because of the fees but the position of the purchased players. Goalkeepers Jordan Pickford and Ederson Moraes joined Everton and Manchester City for a combined total of £58.23m, according to Transfermarkt. The two deals put each player…

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What next for Cristiano Ronaldo?

After completing a La Liga and Champions League double, one would think that Cristiano Ronaldo could not be happier with his club.  However Spanish prosecutor’s have been investigating tax fraud and have hit the Portuguese superstar with a €14.7 million bill.  Ronaldo is not happy and believes he has been treated unfairly, which has led…

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Which winger should Manchester United sign this summer?

We are well into the transfer season, and as usual, the rumour mill has been sent into overdrive. Manchester United have been linked with a move for a number of attacking players. The question is, which of either Ousmane Dembélé or Ivan Perisic would be a better fit at the club?

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Three areas Swansea City must improve this summer

Swansea City were dragged into a relegation battle for the first time in their six years in the Premier League last season. After several years of terrific organisation and investment from top to bottom, the club made a series of poor choices which resulted in their worst Premier League season to date. As mismanagement behind…

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Will Monaco’s superstar move to the Premier League?

Kylian Mbappe may only be 18 years of age but the youngster is wanted by a host of top European clubs.  The highly rated French striker has just had his break through season for Monaco and is also the youngest ever first-team player for the club at 16 years and 347 days, breaking the record set by Thierry Henry. In…

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