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England 2-1 Slovenia: Observations

It was only a friendly, so I got the sense that both the supporters and England footballers were a little more subdued than usual, but in England’s 2-1 victory against Slovenia at Wembley on Saturday night there was a lot to worry about. Despite winning, England looked like they were […]

The England Outsiders #5. The Strikers

2006 was a disaster for England’s much vaunted strikers in so many ways it was depressing. It was clearly Sven Goran-Eriksson’s nadir as the England supremo as his eccentric choices left England woefully short of options. Michael Owen was so off the pace as to be redundant and his World […]

Southampton Manager Mauricio Pochettino Says He’ll Stay At Club: Daily Soccer Report

Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino says that he’s 100% committed to Southampton Football Club, and doesn’t plan on leaving despite Chairman Nicola Cortese resigning from the club yesterday. Pochettino announced his re-commitment to Southampton in today’s press conference ahead of his side’s match on Saturday against Sunderland. It’s understood that Pochettino […]

More Thoughts on Kevin Keegan's Hiring

The hiring of Kevin Keegan today to become Newcastle’s manager (again) demonstrates why the Tyneside club have become one of the laughingstocks of the Premier League: Instead of looking to the future, they’ve fallen back into the deadly trap that is the past. What’s worse is that Mike Ashley, Newcastle’s […]

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Klopp says transfer committee ‘not a problem,’ had similar structure at Dortmund

New Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has dismissed suggestions he cannot work with the club’s transfer committee. The existing set-up, implemented by owners Fenway Sports Group to ensure some sort of continuity with signings, was a constant frustration for predecessor Brendan Rodgers. However Klopp, used to a similar structure at former club Borussia […]