Monthly Archives: January 2013


England squad named for Brazil friendly: spots for Everton’s Leon Osman and Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge

With a little under a week to go before the game, Roy Hodgson has named a 24-man squad for England’s friendly international against Brazil. The match will take place at a sold-out Wembley Stadium next Wednesday evening.

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Coming soon: The Stiles Council Podcast

TSC has been an England website for over a year and now it’s an England website with a podcast. Our new show will make its way onto the cyber airwaves at some point in the month of February and will thereafter be available to subscribe to and download weekly, should such a thing float your boat.

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Premier League Recap

Premier League recap: doubles for Leighton Baines and Wayne Rooney

A busy fixture list in the Premier League means a bumper midweek programme and a Wednesday night Match of the Day. Sounds good on the face of it, but I hope your luck has been better than mine. Not only did my team suffer a catastrophic loss, but my mobile betting app adventure came within one goal of a rather tasty bet coming in. Thanks, Tottenham.

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Player News

Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha will join Manchester United in July

Crystal Palace’s highly-rated winger/forward Wilfried Zaha has been signed by Manchester United, subject to a medical. Zaha had been tipped for a big money move this January after continuing to impress in the first half of this season. The reported fee is in the region of £15m but his first order of business will be to see out the remainder of the Championship season at Selhurst Park.

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England Friendlies

Germany, Argentina and modern international football rivalries

Football needs rivalry or it is nothing. It’s all part of the sporting spirit, a vital portion of what makes football more than a game and more obsessively involved than almost any other cultural phenomenon. It takes sport to a higher level, so much so that developing leagues such as Major League Soccer consider it a vital component, either organically or artifically, in their progress.

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