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England Wrong to Select Marcus Rashford for Euro 2020

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Foresight is a gift rarely bestowed.

England’s failure to win the Euro 2020 final against Italy at Wembley has sparked fierce criticism and recriminations about the team’s management.

While it’s easy to be Ron Manager making retrospective pronouncements from the comfort of one’s sofa on what should have been done better to achieve the right result, one decision taken by the England management defies common sense: why Marcus Rashford was there on the night playing the … Read the rest

Southgate’s Practical Approach Paying Dividends For England

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How’s the head the day after the night before?

So what was your hangover cure? The raw eggs? The full English? The 8am Zoom meeting? More alcohol? All of the above?

Or are you still a bit dazed and confused and wondering whether it was all a hazy alcoholic dream? Well, it probably was an alcoholic haze, but it was not a dream – this time. It was all true. England did beat Germany in a … Read the rest

Yes, Man Utd Fans Want The Glazers Out But They Can’t Wish Them Away

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He came, he spoke, and he left Man Utd fans despising him more than ever. Joel Glazer’s appearance at the United Fans’ Forum on Friday 4 June went down like the proverbial lead balloon with the general United fanbase (aka social media), even if those in actual attendance seemed ‘cautiously optimistic’ about the outcome of the meeting.

What exactly did the keyboard critics expect?

That the billionaire owner of one of the biggest football clubs in the world would prostrate himself to the fans and … Read the rest

The Man Utd Paradox: Football Success Equals Glazers In

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You have a season ticket because you love your club.

You wear the shirt because you love your club.

You want to win trophies because you love your club.

You want the Glazers out because you love your club.

Only the Glazers aren’t going anywhere because the club remains so profitable for them.

£125 million. That’s how much the Glazer family have made personally out of Manchester United Football Club. Why would they sell a club … Read the rest

Why Football Fans Must Keep Protesting For Change

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In the aftermath of the European Super League debacle, football fans have continued to protest against their club’s greedy owners, particularly at Old Trafford, where the antipathy of Manchester United fans towards the Glazer family is, unsurprisingly, virulent.

Fans must keep agitating for representation at board level if they want meaningful change. Even the introduction of an independent regular for football, as demanded by Gary Neville and his fellow footballers, won’t be sufficient to … Read the rest

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