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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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2015 Review: #2 James Lawrence

2018 edit: He mostly plays centre-back now Last year saw James Lawrence complete the league and cup double with AS Trenčín in Slovakia. Not bad for your first season in senior football. Double dream Oxfordshire-born Lawrence headed into 2015 with Slovak league and cup ambitions. His side, AS Trenčín, had never won a major honour in […]

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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 21-22 March

As he so often is, Bradley Wright-Phillips was the stand-out performer in a busy weekend for Englishmen abroad. The forward has carried his form over from last season as he bagged a goal and an assist to guide the New York Red Bulls to a 2-0 victory over DC United on Sunday. The 30-year-old showed […]

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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, […]