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If not Kobbie Mainoo, then who?

Posted by john smith on

I do not really get the criticism of Gareth Southgate for calling up  Kobbie Mainoo. Now I may not be a huge Southgate fan (a better manager would have seen England at least one trophy during his period in charge), but it does feel like criticism for criticism sake. Recently we have all complained about Southgate selecting Jordan Henderson (whilst playing semi-professional football in Saudi Arabia) and Kalvin Phillips (whilst not even getting off the bench for Manchester City. England's upcoming games against Brazil and Belgium are friendlies. These are the perfect time for Southgate to select a few youngsters to see...

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Do January transfers make much difference?

Posted by john smith on

Yesterday the office discussion was about January transfer's and how much of an immediate impact they can have, especially in relation to title chasing teams. Tottenham have confirmed one new signing (at the time of writing. This could well be two by the time we publish), whilst Liverpool, Manchester City and Aston Villa have yet to sign anyone. The view from the Arsenal fan in the office was that Arsenal were throwing away a chance of winning the league if they did not sign a player. I countered this with the view that in January, teams tend to make big signings...

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Black Friday 2023 Deals

Posted by john smith on

Grab a free retro kit bottle opener this Black Friday!!! Select from over 40 ceramic beer mat collections and pick a free bottle opener from over 300 options!!! Just add "all 4" or "set of 4" ceramic beer mats and your bottle opener of choice to your basket and use the code BlackFriday2023 at checkout Terms: Offer only available for single bottle openers, excludes "Icon Collection" bottle openersLimited to one free bottle opener per set of 4 coastersUnlimited uses of discount per orderOffer expires midnight Sunday 24 November

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Why does Gareth Southgate continue to call-up Kalvin Phillips and Jordan Henderson?

Posted by john smith on

Morning and Happy Friday. As we look towards another international break commencing this week, there is one question I see continually asked on Twitter (or do we call it X now?). Why does Gareth Southgate continue to call-up Kalvin Phillips and Jordan Henderson? It is a valid question, as Kavlin Phillips has played less than 400 minutes of Premier League football since joining Manchester City, and Jordan Henderson has gone into semi-retirement moving out to Saudi Arabia. The argument against either of them being in the squad is very easy to make. But there is follow up question which is...

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Launching today: Customised shin pads!

Posted by john smith on

It has been a while since I was as excited as I am today over a product launch. Probably not since we launched our football beer mats have I thought we were doing something groundbreaking in our crowded industry. But here it is... Our new shin pads are available in 3 sizes so they are perfect for adults and kids. We have designs for: Arsenal shin pads Celtic shin pads Chelsea shin pads Crystal Palace shin pads Everton shin pads Leeds United shin pads Liverpool shin pads Manchester City shin pads Manchester United shin pads Middlesbrough shin pads Newcastle United shin pads Rangers shin...

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