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English in action: 22nd November

Top flight domestic football was back yesterday, as players returned from their international breaks. Nine Englishmen were involved yesterday. Belgium: Club Brugge 4-2 Waasland-Beveren (Pro League) English midfielder Jonny Rowell and his Waasland-Beveren team-mates faced the unenviable task of an away trip to top of the table Club Brugge. Rowell played for Hartlepool United in England […]

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English in action: 21st November

It has been a while since the last English in action update. Although there have been a couple of overseas Englishmen in action recently, most have been for Auckland City in the OFC President’s Cup. A separate update on that tournament will be on the blog following its completion. Meanwhile, seven expatriates were involved in […]

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Exclusive interview with College Europa’s Matt Cafer

Having the chance at 19 years of age to play Europa League football was something, this time last year, I would not have even dreamed of. In another exclusive for English Players Abroad, expatriate Matt Cafer discusses what it is like to play football in UEFA’s newest member country, Gibraltar. The 20-year-old Cafer, who plays as […]

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Exclusive interview with Orlando City’s Luke Boden: Part 2

Kaka? Yeah, we have met him twice…..He is so down to earth. He’s a really nice guy. In part 2 of our exclusive Q&A with Orlando City’s Luke Boden, the Englishman chats Dom Dwyer, Adrian Heath and Kaka. Thanks again to Jhamie Chin at Orlando City for helping to conduct this Q&A. You played alongside […]

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English in action: 16th November

Whilst most Englishmen were waking on Sunday satisfied from England’s 3-1 win over Slovenia the night before, three players took to the field. Italy: Pro Patria 1-2 Arezzo (Lega Pro Girone A) Westminster-born defender Myles Anderson made the bench once for Blackburn Rovers in the Premier League and now, via spells at Exeter, Aldershot and […]

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English in action: 15th November

There were several English players who featured overseas yesterday, taking centre stage with many leagues having a rest week due to the international break. Belgium: Woluwe-Zaventem 0-3 OH Leuven (Belgian Second Division) John Bostock was once one of the most highly rated English players on the scene when he made his debut for Crystal Palace at […]

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Exclusive interview with Orlando City’s Luke Boden: Part 1

The biggest difference is that no matter what [level] you play in the US, everybody tries to play football.   In the first of two exclusive articles, English Players Abroad (EPA) interviews Orlando City’s Luke Boden. The former Sheffield Wednesday player joined Orlando in 2011, and now after four seasons in the USL Pro league, […]

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English in action: 14th November

There has been a definite lack of Englishmen playing abroad in the past few days but one expatriate did make an impression yesterday. Austria: Schwechat 4-2 St. Pölten II (Regionalliga Ost) The only Englishman who featured overseas yesterday was 24-year-old Gary Noel. The striker started for St. Pölten II as they travelled to Schwechat for a Regionalliga […]

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English in action: 12th November

There were three games yesterday, in three different continents, which featured Englishmen. New Zealand: Auckland City 3-0 Wanderers SC (ASB Premiership) Top played bottom in New Zealand as high-flying Auckland City hosted the struggling Wanderers SC in New Zealand’s top tier. Auckland made it four wins from four in the league with a comfortable 3-0 win, […]

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English in action: 11th November

With the world’s professional football now moving towards the upcoming international break, there are less club matches than usual this week but there were a couple of Englishmen involved in matches across the globe yesterday. Australia: Bentleigh Greens 0-3 Perth Glory (FFA Cup semi-final) The FFA Cup is in its inaugural season and includes the […]