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Hateley, Bothroyd & Derbyshire: Weekend review 3rd – 5th August

Friday 3rd August Friday was a day of debuts with four Englishmen making their league debuts across the world. First, Neville Rivelino played his first game for Schwechat in the third tier of Austrian football. The 24-year-old winger who had been playing Greece, played the full ninety as his side drew 0-0 with Gary Noel’s […]

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Hopcutt, Rooney & Ward: Weekend review 28th & 29th July

Saturday 28th June Gary Noel made his debut for his new side SC Weiche but despite the presence of the English goal machine, Weiche lost 2-1 away to Jeddeloh. Noel is now in his third season of football in the German fourth tier, having scored 14 in each of his seasons so far. Former Plymouth […]

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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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Bank Holiday Weekend Review 4th-7th May

Friday 4th May Former England U19s international Tatiana Saunders made her debut in the top division of Icelandic Women’s football for FH. Unfortunately, the 24-year-old lost 2-1 away to HK / Víkingur. Saturday 5th May Again it was the two English youngsters in Germany who were the standout performers. Jadon Sancho played another full 90 minutes […]

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Gary Noel: The Englishman who conquered Austria and become a Mauritius international

It’s not every time you set out to interview someone that you find out they have played international football against Emmanuel Adebayor but that is exactly what happened when English Players Abroad spoke to VFB Lübeck striker Gary Noel. “I think the best was Adebayor. We played against Togo last year and his presence on the […]

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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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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, […]

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English in Action: Weekend 8-10 May

A busy weekend for Englishmen abroad saw some important contributions from the expatriates. On Friday night in Austria, striker Gary Noel bagged a brace for his side First Vienna, as they defeated Donaufield 3-1 in the country’s third tier. It was the English forward’s sixth goal in eleven appearances since he made the move to […]

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English in action: 28th November

Friday night football action saw Englishmen feature in five different countries across two continents. Austria: St. Polten 2-2 Kapfenberger (1. Liga) English forward Gary Noel has been in and out of St. Polten’s first team this season. However, having scored five goals in four starts for the club’s second team, he had earned a place […]