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English in Action: March 2016

The main talking points from last month… New beginnings March saw several leagues across the globe begin their 2016 seasons. Two of those leagues were MLS and J1 League in America and Japan respectively. Firstly, Jay Bothroyd has made a dream start in Japan’s top tier. After finishing as the J2 top scorer last season, the […]

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English in action: 9th December

India: Kerala Blasters 1-0 Pune City (Indian Super League) Two Englishmen shared seven minutes on the pitch as Kerala Blasters took on Pune City in the final group stage match of the Indian Super League. Former Stoke City winger Jermaine Pennant started for Pune City but could not prevent his side from going a goal down […]

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English in action: 6th December

Belgium: Dessel Sport 1-1 OH Leuven (Second Division) John Bostock‘s first goal in four games ensured OH Leuven secured a point as they drew 1-1 with Dessel Sport. The hosts were in the bottom two before the match and took the lead in the seventh minute. The equaliser came half an hour later, when Bostock fired […]

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English in action: 3rd December

Belgium: Zulte Waregem 2-1 (AET) Lierse (Belgian Cup) Both Zulte-Waregem and Lierse are in the bottom three of Belgium’s Pro League so the last 16 of the national cup offered a welcome distraction for both sides. Starting for the hosts was former Arsenal attacking-midfielder Chuks Aneke, and he gave his side the perfect start with […]

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English in action: 29th November

In a busy Saturday, fifteen Englishmen made appearances for their overseas sides. Belgium: Waasland-Beveren 2-1 Mouscron-Péruwelz (Pro League) English midfielder Jonny Rowell played the full ninety minutes as his side Waasland-Beveren defeated Mouscron-Péruwelz 2-1 in the Belgian Pro League.. The result means Rowell’s side move up to 13th in the league table, one spot above compatriot […]

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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: 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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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 […]