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England: Helping Gareth Southgate Fix The Three Lions

In 2018, the performances of Gareth Southgate's English national team united fans and pundits alike in sheer passion. Fast forward two years later though, and there is a splitting conversation regarding the recent results for England. Victories against Belgium and Wales are being heralded, but others focus on dire performances

How do Liverpool retain their title?

30 years. It was a long, drawn-out and agonizing wait of 30 years for the league title to return to Anfield. The 2019/20 season will always be remembered for the extraordinary times that changed life as we know it, as it will be for Liverpool FC claiming their maiden Premier

2.0le: Manchester United’s Needed Software Update

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Cutting an exhausted figure after Untied's 2-1 loss to Sevilla, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer bookended the longest season in the club's history with a facile and tired sigh. Three semi-final appearances and a 3rd place league finish have, in all honesty, proved to be an overperformance from the Norwegian. From being

How Liverpool Moneyballed their way to the top

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Over the past decade, Liverpool FC's systematic resurgence from lurking in mid-table mediocrity to being Premier League Champions has been commendable. Having witnessed years of ebbs and flows, the euphoria surrounding the Scousers after clinching their first Premier League title is warrantable. The credit for the remodelling of the Merseyside

At a Crossroads – Where Does Maurizio Sarri Go From Here?

Maurizio Sarri has to be extra careful while choosing his next project

For two seasons in a row, Maurizio Sarri has been replaced by a managerial novice. First at Chelsea, where Sarri was forced out in favour of Frank Lampard, and now, following last week’s Champions League elimination to Lyon, Juventus took the bold decision to replace the Italian with Andrea Pirlo.  The

Podcast Episode 6 – Young and Emerging players in the Premier League

Kicking off with EADF ❗ NEW ❗ Ep 6 Emerging players in the PL | Guests - Anubhav Sarker & Rohit Suresh 1.57: Mount, 3.52 Lamptey, 6:42 Neto, 8:30 Cantwell, 12: 15 Foden, 15.40 Greenwood, 20:05 Tomori, 23:36 Douglas Luiz, 27: 00 Sakalicous, 31: 17 Eric Garcia, 35:48 Obafemi, 38:08 Vroom Vroom, 42:38 CHO. 45:13 Captain America, 48:57 Connolly, 51:43 SARR, 56: Reece James, 59:01 Brandon Williams, 1:02:24 Ramsdale, 1:07:51 Gabrieeeeeel, Join

[EADF Shorts] – Christmas Truce

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The 20th Century began with a gruesome war that shook the world in its wake. Art and entertainment was a luxury that nobody could afford, but these little pleasures were doors to the joys of life during such dark times. Though football tournaments had to be put on hold, the game

Ronaldo – The story of a starry-eyed boy from Madeira

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In 2004, a devastating Tsunami destroyed millions of homes and killed innumerable people all-over South-East Asia. World Television footage of the tsunami focused on the image of a seven-year-old survivor named Martunis wearing 'Rui Costa' 'Number 10' Portuguese football jersey. He had been stranded for 19 days after watching his

‘Finished’ they said, Clueless.

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There are very few players in the world that generate a deluge of emotions from the fans and pundits quite like Wayne Rooney. Often considered as the 'guy who never fulfilled his potential' Wayne has gone through a lot. The top scorer for both United and England returned to Everton following a

Arsenal’s centre-back pairings over the years

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The Gunners are off to an abysmal start on their return to the Premier League. They were faced with arguably the toughest fixture of the first game week back, as they travelled to the Etihad to face an upbeat Manchester City side. Arsenal's questionable team selection, lack of fluidity and

Burnley -The Polished Perfect System

Burnley -The Polished Perfect System

Football has moved into an age where we romanticise possession-based football, dominating even the most determined of teams and forcing them to change with the times. When looking at the WhoScored metrics for Pass Accuracy, Possession, and Dribbles p90, Burnley are firmly rooted to the bottom of the table every season.  Even though

It all started going very wrong for Arsenal five years ago

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Take a deep breath Arsenal fans; it's panning out just like it was supposed to. And it could get even worse. Any last hope of Champions League qualification for Arsenal was snuffed out by Neal Maupay's injury-time winner for Brighton and Hove Albion, as Mikel Arteta's side lost their second match

Can West Ham stay up?

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It will surprise many of us looking at the Premier League table that West Ham United, the club that has spent nearly £100 million on transfers since July 2019, currently sit 16th and 1 point ahead of Aston Villa in the relegation places. This is a situation poisoned further by

Evaluating Liverpool’s options post the Werner saga

It has been a couple of days since Liverpool fans were greeted by the unwelcome news that one of their long-time targets, Timo Werner, will not be arriving at Anfield next season. To make matters worse, the RB Leipzig striker’s next destination has been revealed as Chelsea. Once the i’s

The under-appreciated versatility of full-backs

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The Last Dance has, to put it simply, taken the world by storm. The Netflix docuseries which provides an enthralling account of Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls in their golden era has captured the attention of sports fans all over the world. The story of the Bulls is phenomenal,

Can England’s Young Lions lead them to victory at Euro 2021?

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The time is around 22:00 on Wednesday, July 11th 2018. England have just been defeated in the semi-finals of the World Cup to Croatia, after an extra-time goal from Mario Mandžukić. In the weeks prior, the nation had been swept by an incredible spirit which saw undying patriotism championed. It

Parachute payments – A necessary evil?

Parachute payments - A necessary evil?

With the Premier League season close to its return, fans will be eager to see their favourite teams back in action after months of being starved of top-flight football. The title race, however, seems pretty much over at this point; with Liverpool requiring only six points to end their twenty-eight-year

The psychological challenges of recovering from long term injuries

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Sport is a canvas for mankind’s imagination. A most beautiful painting where we see mental thought and creativity combine with wonderful, mind-bending feats of physical prowess. Different sports provide different things for fans to enjoy. Yet football stirs up intense passions, often far more powerful and emotive than any other

The FPL revolution which changed perspective all around

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Oh, Fantasy Premier League! You can’t bear the stress it brings every week. But you can’t live without it! Ever since coming into prominence, the FPL frenzie has collided with the social media boom to result in an addictive combination. Currently, more than 2 million users are registered, including certain Premier

What fuels Jamie Vardy?

It is difficult to think of a rise to prominence and stardom as remarkable as Jamie Vardy's in recent years. Working his way up all the way down from the eighth tier of English football, Vardy has fast become arguably one of the Premier League's iconic strikers. Like most young

Chris Wilder is living the dream at Sheffield United

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The party that followed Sheffield United’s promotion to the Premier League was a big one. An open-top bus weaving through the streets of the Steel City, confetti fluttering in the wind, flares blasting thick red smoke into the air, with thousands of gleeful Blades fans paying homage to the team

Billy Sharp – The Blades’ own Forged Talisman

Written by Varun Kumar The story of the 33-year old Sheffield born striker is one in a million. From being called “The Fat Boy from Sheffield” to carrying his team through the lower divisions of English football and now finally playing in the best league in the world, his journey is

Are England’s Jewels gleaming ahead of the 2020 Euros?

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There can be no denying that the 2018 World Cup saw a tremendous change in attitude from England after a disastrous Euro 2016. The atmosphere in and around the team was overwhelmingly positive, acting as a catalyst to England's best World Cup finish since 1990. The semi-final defeat to Croatia was hard

Young Lions – Marcus Rashford

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At just 21 years of age, Marcus Rashford has proven in his short, but  substantial career that he is the jewel in the crown of both Manchester United Football Club and English football. While his fellow compatriots are being heralded for featuring from time to time at big clubs, Rashford

Young Lions – Morgan Gibbs-White

2018-19 has been a spectacular season for Wolves so far. It’s rare that a team with a vision and ambition ends up working together so cohesively from the top all the way down to the bottom. The manager, the signings, the players, the coaches, the youth team, the board all

Young Lions – Aaron Wan-Bissaka

His opening games were Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham, where you are almost putting him to sink or swim and he certainly learnt to swim.” - Roy Hodgson on Aaron Wan-Bissaka. Injuries at right-back in February of 2018 meant Aaron Wan-Bissaka was rushed into the first team ahead of schedule against

Young Lions -Trent Alexander-Arnold

Every great side in football needs that one player. The player who eats, breathes and sleeps for their team. The player who has no greater goal in their career than to win with their club. Some names that instantly spring to mind are those of Iker Casillas at Real Madrid,

Will 2019 finally be the silverware year for England?

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Whilst it may be a competition that still has football fans around Europe scratching their heads, the UEFA Nations League has been nothing short of interesting, particularly after the opening group phase threw up plenty of tense games and quite a few surprises along the way. In Group 1, which looked

Young Lions – Callum Hudson-Odoi

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Plagued with claims of the national team underperforming at the highest level for decades despite the hype, England have recently been rejuvenated by winning competitions in the lower age groups over the last two years. And when discussing about England's latest set of football prodigies coming through, it'd be hard

Young Lions – Ademola Lookman

                         "Ademola Lookman is the present and future of Everton Football Club" - Marco Silva Not something you’d hear from a Premier League Manager talking about a 21-year old youngster, especially if he’s just made 4 starts for Everton at that

The underappreciated genius of Edin Džeko

The 'Bosanski dijamant' or the 'Bosnian Diamond' for those who reside outside of Sarajevo, Bosnia where serial goalscorer Edin Džeko was born in 1986. From the capital of his home nation to the capital of Italy, the underrated striker is scoring goals and still enjoying his football in Serie A.

Young Lions – Emile Smith Rowe

Written by Srinivas Sadhanand & Varun Purty “He played in every youth national team from under-17s to under-15s. He’s improving, thanks to his work in the Arsenal academy, and he’s close to impressing his quality with the first team. He’s 17 so I think this is the moment of Emile Smith Rowe

Young Lions – Reiss Nelson

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“Arsenal are my boyhood club, I’ve been with them since I was eight, so that’s 10 years. I just want to go back there stronger because at the time I was at Arsenal I was 16, 17 and I didn’t feel confident. I didn’t think I was a man, but

Young Lions – Phil Foden

We are kick off our first series -'Young Lions - The Future of English Football' with an in-depth look into Manchester City's Phil Foden, one of England 's brightest midfield talents. Resident writer Udhav Arora gives us a lowdown on the "Stockport Iniesta". “Balance and a left foot you can’t believe” is

Declan Rice – The fulcrum of West Ham’s revival

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Academy graduate, fan favourite, most wanted international and now Premier League goalscorer. What a start to life in football for Declan Rice. Oh, and he’s just 20 years of age. Is he destined for the top? Born in London to English parents, you could be forgiven to feel somewhat angered by his pending

The Premier League’s brain drain

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As interest in the Premier League’s brightest starlets intensifies from across the Channel, more British prodigies appear open to moving abroad. Managers, players and fans alike are all asking the same question. Why? Why would they go? As any 18 year old will attest to, it’s hard to know which step to

Jorginho: A Regista On A Rainy English Afternoon

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  ALONG with the arrival of new chief tactician Maurizio Sarri at West London, one of his more extraordinary pupils, Jorginho has brought an enticingly unique brand of football to England. It's not even been 2 months and Jorginho is already enhancing his reputation as one of the best passers in

The Future Of England’s Midfield

England's Midfield could potentially see them go one step further at Euro 2020.  The Taylor Take Over breaks down the stats from Russia 2018 and suggests 3 candidates that could boost the midfield. The English football team went into Russia 2018 with a lower level of expectancy draped around their shoulders than

Belgium a Bit Spicy for Mild-Mannered England

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Match Report by Ishan Bhasin England will face Colombia in the last 16 while Belgium will be facing Japan as they top Group G courtesy a ripper of a strike by Adnan Januzaj. This game was made interesting because of the possible fixtures it could create. The winner would go on to

Ainsley Maitland-Niles: The Future is Bright

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~Versatile, confident and oozing coolness~ The Taylor Takeover profiles young Arsenal star Ainsley Maitland-Niles. Ainsley Maitland-Niles had been one of the few bright spots in an otherwise dark season for Arsenal. His successful integration into the first team has been a preview of the level of talent Arsenal have coming through their

World Cup Group G Analysis – A Group of Two Halves

There are two sides to the coin that is Group G. You have England and Belgium, who know all about the occasion, and are striving to match the considerable potential of their talent. Then there’s the novices, Tunisia and Panama. 2018 will be a new chapter in both countries' footballing

Colombia and Football: A Matter of Life and Death?

"Some people believe football is a matter of life and death. I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that." The famous quote from Bill Shankly, former Liverpool manager of the 60s and 70s. Of course, Shankly was speaking with his

Burnley and the power of synergy.

Football is a funny game, they say. Going into the season, Burnley had lost two of their key players from last season (who contributed majorly to them avoiding relegation) in Michael Keane and Andre Gray to Everton and Watford, respectively. They were installed as the second most favourites to be

PREMIER LEAGUE XI OF THE SEASON, SO FAR

So, eleven games into the Premier league season, the pace has been well and truly set by a rampant Manchester City side who are already 8 points clear at the top of the table. They have been nothing short of incredible to watch and their philosophy of staying true to

U-17 World Cup Final Preview.

A wounded lion is said to be more ferocious. However, the lion does not attack the person who inflicted the wound. Time to rewind the clock to where it all began. The u-17 Euros has five spots for qualification to the u-17 World Cup. However, the qualification part did not

World Cup Preview: Can the Three Lions Roar Again?

Pressure. Disappointment. Agony. Three words that sum up England’s recent World Cup history and performances. No other nation feels the pressure more than England, with fans, pundits and the media craving for success. England has had some legends play in the last three World Cups but each time the team

Plans to expand Old Trafford capacity under way

Plans to expand Old Trafford are underway as officials in United are charting out a plan to increase the stadium capacity to 88,000 from 75,643 by adding an extra tier to the Sir Bobby Charlton Stand. The planned expansion will see Old Trafford become the third largest football stadium in Europe

Bayern Munich’s harsh treatment of Ancelotti

Ancelotti’s sacking shows that even Bayern aren’t immune to the whims of modern football. A third exclusive by Kabir Ali Germany are, always have been and will continue to be a football powerhouse. Very few things are constant in football, and this is one of them. And of German football, Bayern Munich

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