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English Abroad Team of the Season 2017/18

Subs: Kris Thackray, Fankaty Dabo, Madela Egbo, Todd Cantwell,  Wayne Brown, Matthias Fanimo, Chuba Akpom So there it is, my English abroad team of the season for 2017/18! Remember only players who played for teams that played a 17/18 season count so players who are playing in calendar year seasons (like MLS or many Scandinavian leagues) […]

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Sancho, Derbyshire and Cole: Weekend review 20th-22nd April

Friday 20th April The second tier in Holland was busy again for English involvement on Friday night with four players making an appearance. The pick of the bunch was Dan Crowley as he kept up his recent impressive form for Cambuur with an assist in a 4-1 win over Helmond Sport. There were also wins […]

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2016/17 Review: Eerste Divisie

One interesting trend from the 2016/17 season involving English players abroad has been the number of English expats competing in the Netherlands this season, particularly in the second tier, known as the Eerste Divisie. Four Englishmen have also competed in the top-tier, the Eredivisie, this season but this post is going to focus on the […]

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End of term report: English Abroad XI 2015/16

Back in August and ahead of the 2015/16, I selected my dream team of the best English footballers abroad. Now the season is over for the majority of the players in the side, it’s time to see who were the high achievers and who deserves a stint in detention.. Goalkeeper: Matt Jones (Tondela, Philadelphia Union, […]

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English Abroad XI 2015/16

With many leagues across Europe beginning this month, it would seem appropriate to look at the players set to stand out this season. To do this, I have selected an English Abroad dream team. The best 18 players who begin their campaigns this month. Goalkeeper: Matt Jones, 28 (Tondela) After three seasons with Belenenses in Portugal, […]