England 2-1 Australia

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In the second warm up game prior to England heading to France for Euro 2016 they stopped at the Stadium of Light. Giving different players a chance to start the game and put in a claim for a role in the opening game of the European Championships or leaving everyone wondering how they are even in the squad to begin with?

Line up (subs)

Forster (Heaton), Clyne, Smalling (Dier), Stones, Bertrand, Wilshere (Milner), Drinkwater, Henderson, Sterling (Townsend), Rashford (Barkley), Lallana (Rooney)

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Euro 2016 – England 26 Man Squad

Today the 26 man England squad ahead of the European Championship was named meaning that three of those players will not be making the final squad! Most of the players were more than expected in all honesty.

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England 2013/14 – Home Kit

When it was announced that England and The FA signed a new deal with Nike, moving away from Umbro after pretty much forever everyone has been waiting to see what the new strips are going to look like. The first to be released is the new home strip.

My initial thoughts about the shirt were that it looks very German. This is something I have read in a few different places as well, it seems as though we keep trying to copy off the German’s at the moment whether it comes to coaching/set up and now it’s the shirt.

England 2010/11 Home Kit

The new home England kit had a picture released earlier this week and was worn for the first time last night in the European Championship qualifier against Bulgaria which was won 4-0 by England with a hat trick from Jermain Defoe  and a first international goal from Adam Johnson. The picture released might be seen as quite controversial as it does not have a lot of big name players in.

Containing a couple of the senior squad and a mix of younger players. Very disappointing that they did not get a couple of the actual women players as well! The blue shorts and blue trimming on the shirts make it look different to the last home kit, but that is the main difference.

New England Away Shirt 2010/2012

The new England away shirt was released on Wednesday very much modelled and based on the 1966 World Cup winning red shirt. I really liked the shirt so bought it! I get my money back if England win the World Cup . . . so another reason to scream “come on England”.

But not only did I buy the away shirt. I also bought the home shirt which I did not get when it was first released. The reason I bought it was because it has “World Cup, 2010, South Africa” stitched on underneath the badge! I figured might as well get it now as when people find out you can get them they would sell out fast.

So lets hope come June the classic looking white and red England shirts are lifting the world cup.

League Cup Final: Manchester United 2 – 1 Aston Villa

I did not care at all who won this game and was disappointed when Wayne Rooney started on the bench. I really do think he’s just unstoppable at the moment. I just wanted to see a good game of football and it wasn’t too bad at all. The main talking point is still that Vidic should have been sent off for the penalty given against him in the 5th minute with James Milner (Newcastle reject??!?!) slotting it home to put Villa ahead at Wembley. Another Newcastle reject popped up for Man Utd to equalise . . .that man being Michael Owen . . . who then went off injured. Can’t say I was unhappy to see him go off injured after the way he was at Newcastle. But that meant Rooney was coming on!

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