Fantasy Football is an important part of every football season, especially for fans. Being able to ‘manage’ a selection of the best players in the Premier League is every fans dream. Apart from selecting your players, another tasks which every fan must go through is naming your team.
There are reports that at least 36 people have been arrested in Lille, France, following clashes with the French police who are trying to maintain order at Euro 2016. The police claim the arrests were made on Wednesday, and also mentioned that at least 16 people have been taken to the hospital following injuries they sustained.
Flares were set off and riot police charged at the fans using tear gas, even after the continental football governing body, UEFA, threatened to disqualify England if the violence that has been on for days continued. There were a lot of clashes between English, Russian and French fans, attracting condemnation from all quarters. Continue reading Friction in France as Euros Kick Off
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe believes that sometimes reading too much of the press can bring its own problems – especially in the current day and age, where 24 hours a day needs to be filled on the likes of SkySports and online. Whilst it’s difficult to stay away from the various sorts of reports and articles, Howe thinks it’s absolutely imperative.
Onlookers, fans or no, will undoubtedly know the potential squad issues currently dogging England manager, Roy Hodgson. England look on fine form this time round, and as such a lot of players are eager and ready to make the grade and get a space on the final lineup for France this June. The only issue is, with only 23 places going, some players will undoubtedly be sacrificed.
With Euro 2016 less than three months away, Roy Hodgson has begun formulating his plans for the upcoming tournament in France by selecting a 23-man squad ahead of the upcoming international friendlies against Germany and the Netherlands.
Facing two of the strongest sides in Europe may be considered a baptism of fire, but not only does it provide the Three Lions with the type of competitive matches that they did not experience during a relatively straightforward qualifying campaign, but also offers a good barometer of where England stand in terms of matching their strengths against two strong footballing nations. Continue reading Roy Hodgson selects 23-man squad
The 2016 Euro’s is on the horizon and England has actually turned into one of the favorites of reaching the advanced stages of the competition and maybe even in winning it all. Expectations are high for the England national side on making a good run in the approaching competition and this is mainly due to the current form that the players of Roy Hodgson are going through and of the top class skills that they have been displaying in this season.
Jamie Vardy of Leicester City is a goal-scoring machine who has managed to reach the top of the goal-scoring list of the Premier League, Wayne Rooney, Ross Barkley, Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling all are going through a superb form and this has given added pressure to Roy Hodgson who has to reach far in the 2016 Euro’s or his time as managing England will be over.
Roy Hodgson’s contract with the England national side expires in the summer and whilst the English coach has already confirmed his desire to stay beyond the stipulated time on his contract, he will only get offered a contract extension if his team performs well in the 2016 Euro’s. He is being linked with the permanent Chelsea role on transferrumours.co.uk
“I have spoken to Roy. We are all on the same page. Roy is a really good manager and if and I don’t think it will happen we had a bad Euros, he would not expect to be kept on. He is a proud man. It is a bit of a storm in a teacup. But I spoke to him about it, the position I thought was clear anyway, so yes the air has been cleared’’ The FA chief executive Martin Glenn said.
From the looks of it, Roy Hodgson is well aware that his managerial role in England is at risk and his stay in the national team will ultimately depend on how his team performs and how far they go in the competition which resumes in June.
The 40 year old English manager of Valencia, Gary Neville is hoping that Roy Hodgson can guide the English national football team to great feats and not seeing the national side failing just how they did a few years ago during the: ‘Golden Generation’
The ‘Golden Generation’ was the nickname that was given to the English squad that had big name players such as: Steven Gerrard, Paul Scholes, David Beckham, Frank Lampard, Michael Owen, Rio Ferdinand and John Terry. Gary Neville also played in this popular team but even with all of these skillful players, the national team failed to live up to the expectations of the fans and of the media as the squad couldn’t really lift any major piece of silverware.
The former manager of Queens Park Rangers, Harry Redknapp believes that Roy Hodgson has to at least reach the semi-finals of the 2016 Euro’s and if he doesn’t go so far then Hodgson will be considered as a failure.
Harry Redknapp is certain that the England national side has so many good players that they should be able to reach the advanced stages of the international competition.
England’s legendary goalkeeper Gordon Banks says that he expects Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland to create a major impact at the Euro 2016. This tournament is expected to be make or break for the former Birmingham City goalkeeper.
Brazil did not have a memorable World Cup in 2014 as they were humiliated in their home turf after being knocked out by Germany in the semi-finals by Germany with a final scoreboard that was displaying 1-7 in favor of the German side and this ultimately finished with Luis Felipe Scolari abandoning his managerial position in the national team.
Getting knocked out from the 2014 World Cup is not the only embarrassing thing which occurred for the South American country as there are a number of incidents that are still affecting the Brazilian nation. Continue reading Brazil still feel the side effects