Why Joe Hart is the new Rob Green

Joe Hart’s terrible form has opened up valid questions about whether he really is the best English goalkeeper. England had similar problems heading into the World Cup in 2010 and must be careful not to repeat the same mistakes.

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How to Make the International Breaks Better

Make qualifying more of an event by having two long international breaks a year instead of five short ones.

It happens every time. A collective sigh is let out around the country as the last fixture of the weekend ends. The international break is here and not very many people are happy about it. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

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What could a 48-Team World Cup look like?

First published 08/12/2016

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has announced his support for the World Cup to expand to 48 teams, from 32 currently, in 2026. This has led to controversy with many publications pointing out the possibility of a decrease in quality, more dead rubbers and collusion between the two teams at the top of the 16 groups. But what could the World Cup look like in 2016? I have taken a look.

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England’s Most Surprising Goal Scorers

First published 10/09/2015

Wayne Rooney has now scored more goals for England than any one else. His 50 international goals eclipse the efforts of greats such as: Bobby Charlton, Gary Lineker, Michael Owen and Jimmy Greaves. But which players have managed to score a goal for England despite less than impressive careers? No players who could still get an England cap are on the list e.g Steven Caulker.

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Do Sheep Win Rugby Matches?

First published 23/04/2012

What do the winners of the 2011 Rugby World Cup, New Zealand, and the winners of the 2012 Six Nations, Wales, have in common? That they have managed to perform on the world stage in spite of being small nations, sure. That they have talented and determined sides that deserved to win, definitely. But mostly, they are both famous for producing lamb and having huge stocks of sheep.

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