England U21s European Championship Squad 2015

Harry Kane, Jenkinson, Lingard – Grading 14 England U21 Players on Their Chances of Wearing the Shirt Again

For nine members of the England U21 squad that travelled to the Czech Republic to perform England’s bi-annual three-part routine of pre-tournament optimism, mid-tournament uncertainty and post-tournament crushing disappointment, all is not lost. Their Under-21 careers are not necessarily over. To be held in Poland, the UEFA U21 European Championship in 2017 is open for […]

Under-21 Euro 2015 Championship

Euro U21 2015: Best XI Players of the Group Stages

So the group stages of the UEFA U21 European Championship 2015 are over. And what fun they’ve been. Teams (mostly – looking at you, England) have played with pleasing freedom and commitment to forward-thinking football, there’ve been plenty of goals, drama, comebacks, upsets and a lot of exciting football. Here is our team of the […]

Raul Jimenez

The Rebirth of Raúl Jiménez: What next for Mexico and Atletico Madrid’s forgotten striker?

Once considered one of the hottest prospects in Mexico, it’s been a rough ride for Raúl Jiménez since moving to Spain. Tom Harrison assesses why and what’s next… For many young Mexican footballers moving to Europe is the dream, and for Raul Jiménez that dream became reality last summer when Atlético Madrid paid Club América a […]

Euro U21s 2015

Euro U21s: Czech Republic 1-1 Germany – Favourites Germany through to semi-finals as Czechs crash out

by Jonathan Fadugba at the Eden Arena, Prague Germany Under-21s advanced to the semi-finals of the U21 European Championship 2015 on Tuesday after a 1-1 draw with Czech Republic U21s proved enough to secure their place in the last four. But how nerve-racking it was! A worrying tendency to dip in and out of games […]

Petr Cech: Chelsea to Arsenal?

Transfer Tracker: Petr Cech from Chelsea to Arsenal aka What Are Chelsea Thinking?!

In the latest instalment of the Transfer Tracker, Ross Tyson assesses the pros and cons for all parties involved in the proposed £11 million deal taking Petr Cech from Chelsea to Arsenal. Just what are the Blues thinking?! It’s gone from “No way will Chelsea allow that” to “Wow, I can’t believe Chelsea have allowed […]

Patrick Bamford - Top 20 Football League players

Transfer Tracker: Should Patrick Bamford stay at or leave Chelsea?

The summer is here, and that means days spent idly refreshing club websites for the latest transfer news. But what are the key issues for clubs to resolve in the market this summer, who should stay and who should go? First up in the Transfer Tracker, Ross Tyson assesses talented young English star Patrick Bamford […]

Sweden v England - U21 Euro 2015

Euro U21s: Sweden 0-1 England – Jesse Lingard saves England and shows Manchester United his ability

by Jonathan F in Olomouc In 1642, the Czech city of Olomouc was conquered by the Swedish army. The Swedes captured it and held it for eight years, before leaving the city in ruins in 1650. Approaching 375 years later, the 11,327 crowd at the Andruv Stadion was dominated by a Swedish vocal backing, but […]

Sweden v England - U21 Euro 2015

Euro U21s: Sweden U21s 0-1 England U21s – Player Ratings

by Jonathan F in Olomouc Jesse Lingard scored a cracking late goal to keep England U21s’ hopes at the U21 European Championship 2015 alive in Olomouc, handing Gareth Southgate’s team a crucial 1-0 victory against Sweden U21s. It had been a game largely devoid of quality at the Ander Stadium, with England labouring for much […]

serbia u20s

Serbia are Under-20 World Champions! Five key players in the Serbia U20 World Cup 2015 win

Serbia’s youth players are rapidly taking the country into the spotlight but it’s the Serbia Under-20s win at the Under-20 World Cup in New Zealand that has really made everyone sit up and pay attention. After stunning the world to beat Brazil U20s and win their first world title, here are five key players that made […]