Author Archives: Alex Burton

Alex is a mad sports fan, with football his chief interest. Alex's first club has been and will always be Leeds United (Marching On Together) though due to living in Ealing and attending many games he has also developed an affinity for Brentford. Alex also has family in the USA so also supports Seattle Sounders. Outside football interests include tennis, baseball, and reading. Alex is currently studying International Relations at Loughborough University.

Chaos at Leeds, but youth as ever represents a beacon of hope

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Leeds United. A club that has been synonymous with good football, tough tackling, and a general sense of underachievement for much of their existence. They are known for die-hard fans, and reviled by almost every other club in the country. Today, two of the above characteristics certainly have disappeared, whilst one unfortunately remains. The club underachieves on the main stage. ... Read More »

Women’s World Cup: England 1-0 Germany (aet)

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England ensured that they at least left Edmonton having won their final match, as they beat old rivals Germany for third place, and the bronze medal. England had endured heart-breaking defeat to Japan just three days earlier, but managed to edge the No.1 ranked team in extra time to finish the World Cup with a confidence-building victory. England coach Mark ... Read More »

Women’s World Cup: Japan 2-1 England

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England exited the 2015 World Cup in heart-breaking fashion as Laura Bassett put through her own net in added time After Japan and England had traded dubious penalties in the first half, England had the much better chances of the two sides in the second half, hitting the crossbar on two occasions. However, the game ended in heartbreak for England, ... Read More »

Women’s World Cup: England 2-1 Canada

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England beat hosts Canada in Vancouver to progress to their first ever World Cup Semi Final. Two goals in the space of three minutes from Jodie Taylor and Lucy Bronze saw England deservedly beat Canada, whose team favourite Christine Sinclair pulled one back before halftime. The hosts Canada had started with high intensity, and created the best of the early ... Read More »

Women’s World Cup: England 2-1 Norway

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England won a knockout game at a World Cup for the first time as second half goals from Steph Houghton and Lucy Bronze ensured a comeback victory against Norway Norway had earlier taken a deserved lead when Solveig Gulbrandsen scored a header from a corner shortly after half time. Steph Houghton then replied immediately at the other end, guiding a ... Read More »

Womens’ World Cup: England 2-1 Colombia

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England confirmed their place in the knockout stages of the 2015 Womens’ World Cup with a comfortable victory over Colombia, despite resting a number of first team regulars. England began the day in third behind their opponents but were almost completely in control of affairs in Montreal, as goals from Karen Carney and a Farrah Williams penalty helped put the ... Read More »

MATCH REPORT | FIFA Womens’ World Cup: England 2-1 Mexico

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  England put the disappointment of defeat against France behind them, as they produced an attacking display to see off the challenge of Mexico. Fran Kirby and Karen Carney provided the goals as England eventually sealed victory. Both teams went into the game with extra significance following Colombia’s shock of France in the early group game. The added importance of ... Read More »

MATCH REPORT | FIFA Womens’ World Cup: France 1-0 England

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The England Women’s Team opened their World Cup campaign with a spirited defeat against well fancied France in blustery Moncton. Both sides started slowly, learning to deal with the windy conditions and the  persistent rain. France began to dominate possession, but England looked organised when defending, and demonstrated a clear game plan of playing the early, searching ball up towards ... Read More »

The England Manager for World Cup 2018?

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There is once again an English manager getting noticed for huge success. His name is Tim Sherwood.  The former Norwich, Blackburn, and Tottenham midfielder has quickly embraced the pressures and expectations of the modern Premier League manager, with an attacking style and vibrancy that won his Tottenham side many fans, and is repeating the feat with Aston Villa. Sherwood paid ... Read More »

Harry Shipp #YoungPlayerWatch

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A twenty-three year old forward who contributes seven goals and seven assists in thirty-two senior appearances at any senior level deserves recognition. Even more so if that season happens to be his first as a professional. Harrison “Harry” Shipp is a player who can boast such impressive introductory statistics. Shipp is a forward who is also capable of playing in ... Read More »

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