El Fenomeno Classics - 5 Sensational Ronaldo Goals You've Probably Never Seen

Ronaldo – the original Ronaldo – turned 40 last week. Unsurprisingly, the occasion was marked by a fresh wave of appreciation. In the pre-Cristiano, pre-Messi era, the Brazilian stood out as modern football's most complete goalscorer, capable of both staggering displays of power and feats of...

France Were Winners On One European Stage This Summer, And Your Club Should Be Trying To Sign Their Stars

It brought shock and disbelief around an entire country, but France has quickly had to move on from the disappointment of losing the final of Euro 2016 to Portugal at the start of July. Tragic events in Nice brought the nation and the world out of...

When Big Sam Went Global: Remembering The New England Manager's UEFA Cup Campaign With Bolton Wanderers

The imminent appointment of Sam Allardyce as England manager has split opinion, but you can’t accuse the well-travelled 61-year-old of lacking experience. Big Sam has seen and done most things in football – bar actually winning any major trophies, obviously – and as he gets set...

England v Portugal: 10 Vital Statistics

10. England have won 16 of their last 20 matches since being knocked out of the 2014 World Cup and face Portugal in their final Euro 2016 warm-up friendly. They are 1.92 to win at Wembley. 9. England and Portugal have drawn their last four meetings...

International Friendly: England v Australia - 10 Vital Statistics

10. England have a 100% record at the Stadium of Light, winning twice at Sunderland’s stadium. The hosts are favourites to win at 1.28 . 9. In 1999, England beat Belgium 2-1 at the Stadium of Light in a Euro 2000 qualifier. An identical scoreline is...

5 Things We Learned From England 2-1 Turkey

England Fans Going To Spend The Summer With Their Hearts In Their Mouths Make no mistake about it this crop of players are exciting going forward, probably the most exciting since Euro 96, but they are a little too exciting at the back. That was clear...

England v Turkey - 10 Vital Statistics

10. England have won all five of their previous home matches against Turkey. They are favourites to win at 1.42 . 9. The Three Lions didn’t concede a single goal in any of those five games. They are 2.15 to win without conceding a goal. 8...

England v Netherlands: 10 Vital Statistics

10. England have won their last nine matches at Wembley. They are favourites to win at 1.75 . 9. The hosts conceded only one goal in those nine games - a Jordan Henderson own goal against Slovenia in November 2014. England are 2.90 to win without...

Germany v England: 10 Vital Statistics

10. England boast a W15 D6 L12 record over Germany but have not beaten the world champions in their last two meetings. England are 5.75 to win. 9. However, the Germans have lost their last two home games against England, in November 2008 and September 2001...

The England XI That Deserves To Go To Euro 2016 On Form But Won't

Roy Hodgson didn’t really throw any surprises into his England squad ahead of internationals with Germany and Holland, the only real bit of excitement coming from the inclusion of Danny Drinkwater. That was hardly shocking considering he’s been one of the division’s most impressive players. Nevertheless,...