We need to talk about Jesse.

Lingard’s meteoric rise back to the top of the game since joining West Ham on loan in January has been incredible. 6 goals and 3 assists in 8 games are ridiculous numbers for any player, let alone someone who has hardly featured over the past 2 seasons. Gareth Bale was in a similar boat whenContinue reading “We need to talk about Jesse.”

Make Shaw he’s in the team, Gareth.

After his big-money move to Chelsea in the summer, it was almost a certainty that Ben Chilwell would be England’s starting left-back at the Euros and had they gone ahead as planned in 2020, then he wouldn’t have had much competition. But Luke Shaw’s upturn in form over the past few months has been nothingContinue reading “Make Shaw he’s in the team, Gareth.”

Stepping in to Southgate’s Waistcoat- Part 5

We’re finally in to the last leg- the strikers. If I’m being perfectly honest, it was probably the easiest decision out of every position. The first choice is obvious, but who plays second fiddle? Who starts?  Harry Kane is the first name on the team sheet. Alongside Robert Lewandowski he’s the best out-and-out striker inContinue reading “Stepping in to Southgate’s Waistcoat- Part 5”

Stepping in to Southgate’s Waistcoat- Part 4

I was going to keep this at 4 parts, but there are so many wingers I want to talk about that I’ve decided to split the wingers and attackers in to two separate parts. Also I tried writing this without mentioning the strikers name, but realised a lot of my reasoning for picking players wentContinue reading “Stepping in to Southgate’s Waistcoat- Part 4”

Stepping in to Southgate’s Waistcoat- Part 3

As I’ve gone for a 4-3-3 I’ve put wingers in the attackers post, so this will only cover central midfielders. For this reason, I’ve split it in to “Holding Midfielders” and “Attacking Midfielders”. The Holding Midfielders  Who starts?  I would start Jordan Henderson as England’s deepest midfielder on his own; at least in the groupContinue reading “Stepping in to Southgate’s Waistcoat- Part 3”

Stepping in to Southgate’s Waistcoat- Part 2

Today I’m looking at the defensive options England have for the Euros- I’ll be choosing one left back, one right back and two central defenders for the starting XI as we’re going with a 4-3-3. The Full-Backs  Who starts?  Despite their being a lot of options at right-back, it’s impossible to look past Trent Alexander-Arnold.Continue reading “Stepping in to Southgate’s Waistcoat- Part 2”

Stepping in to Southgate’s Waistcoat

With Euro 2020 finally around the corner, I’ve decided to put together who I would pick if I were in Gareth Southgate’s shoes. Obviously, this is all based on my opinion and I want to make it clear that this isn’t who I think Southgate will pick, but who I would pick. I just thought it would beContinue reading “Stepping in to Southgate’s Waistcoat”