Three Lions skipper Wayne Rooney has asked for better relations with the Football Writers Association when he was honoured in a special event after he broke Sir Bobby Charlton’s record at Manchester United.
Rooney said that the English national team would have a higher chance at succeeding in their endeavours if the rife between the players and the media dissipates. When players and the team in general succeed there are praised but when they fail there is widespread ire. Of recent the English team have not been in good form, earning them various labels by the writers.
Rooney himself has been in the public eye since 16-years old. He has been praised when he achieves feats like breaking the 249 goal barrier for United but he has also been ridiculed badly when his form drops below par.
“The younger players now have to understand that the media are a massive part of football. I have seen firsthand since becoming a captain of United and England, players have to realise that the media has a huge influence on the game, and especially on the young England players, they are the ones who have to go out and perform under the huge pressures. Continue reading ROONEY ASKS FOR BETTER RELATIONS WITH FOOTBALL WRITERS
A new statistic has revealed that the Premier league only has 34% of players eligible for the England national team.
Manager Sam Allardyce came in as the replacement for Roy Hodgson only now. He has already given a warning that he may be forced to pick reserve players in the hope of filling up the England squad. Even though there is a rule to have a minimum number of homegrown players in a Premier League squad, clubs have largely been utilising English players as reserves. Clubs like Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool have spent large sums of money the season, but most have been on foreign players.
The debate of the Premier league preventing the national team’s success has been going on for several years now. The success of the Premier League has largely been built on foreign managers and players. Allardyce says that it is about time there is a switch in order to benefit the national team. England have not gone beyond the quarter-finals of the major tournament in the last two decadesContinue reading England national team finding Shortage of Players
Radamel Falcao has admitted he is looking to turn his loan deal at Manchester United into a permanent switch at the end of the season despite a tough start to life in the Premier League.
The Colombian striker joined United on summer deadline day from Monaco on an initial season-long loan deal, with the option for the Red Devils to make the deal permanent for £43.5 million. Continue reading Falcao looking to extend United stay
The day will eventually arrive when Arsene Wenger will have to walk away from Arsenal, whether that is due to retirement, in the quest of a new challenge or down to being pushed out of the club.
It is difficult at the moment to put a date on when Wenger and Arsenal will part company. Not many people expected Sir Alex Ferguson to do the same just after his side had wrapped up the Premier League title in the 2012/13 campaign to reward bet fair punters who had backed the Red Devils to win the trophy. Continue reading Arsenal need to learn from Manchester United’s mistakes