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Jermain Defoe showed he’s still got it – but Adam Lallana and Michael Keane were the stars of the show

Jermain Defoe showed he’s still got it – but Adam Lallana and Michael Keane were the stars of the show

  JERMAIN Defoe proved age is just a number as he led England to a 2-0 win over Lithuania to give Gareth Southgate his first competitive and keep England firmly in control of Group F. The game wasn’t a blockbuster as Lithuania...read more »

England v Lithuania Preview: it all points to another straightforward win – but Lithuania are no mugs

England v Lithuania Preview: it all points to another straightforward win – but Lithuania are no mugs

  By Danny Cook Following the 1-0 friendly defeat to Germany on Wednesday, England's attentions turn to Lithuania, who they host at Wembley this Sunday. England will be looking to maintain their lead at the top of group F in the qualifying...read more »

Emergence of Gareth Southgate’s young lions could mean the end for Wayne Rooney and Co

Emergence of Gareth Southgate’s young lions could mean the end for Wayne Rooney and Co

  ENGLAND can take positives going into the Lithuania World Cup qualifier despite being beaten in Dortmund by Germany on Gareth Southgate's first game as permanent England manager. Although a friendly, the game felt more like a Podolski testimonial, with the German...read more »

Wayne Rooney is right to stay – China can wait – Manchester United still need him right now

Wayne Rooney is right to stay – China can wait – Manchester United still need him right now

By James Passey Manchester United may have just won the EFL Cup after a thrilling final against Southampton, but with club captain Wayne Rooney left on the bench yet again, many are left wondering if his time is up at Old...read more »

Many Zapsportz readers agree with our man regarding the current state of English football

Many Zapsportz readers agree with our man regarding the current state of English football

OUR new man James Passey’s article under the headline – ‘Are English football fans starting to fall out of love with the beautiful game?’ – certainly provoked a response from Zaps readers. Within James’ story he referred to a Liverpool fan...read more »

Are English football fans starting to fall out of love with the beautiful game? Debate

Are English football fans starting to fall out of love with the beautiful game? Debate

By James Passey Having recently returned from an interesting trip to India to watch the cricket, many things overwhelmed me. The way other people live, the poverty, the carnival-like atmosphere for the sport, but being a football mad fan, issues with...read more »

Bayern 1 Arsenal 1: half time report and it’s looking good for Arsenal after shaky start

Bayern 1 Arsenal 1: half time report and it’s looking good for Arsenal after shaky start

FOR the first 20 minutes Arsenal looked like a rabbit caught in the headlights. Not knowing which way to turn. We are used to seeing the Gunners dominate possession. But this was different and, for a time, Arsenal didn’t know how...read more »

Presenting an award to Glenn Hoddle; sharing a mike with John Motson – it doesn’t get much better than that!

Presenting an award to Glenn Hoddle; sharing a mike with John Motson – it doesn’t get much better than that!

Another amazing week in the life of a Tottenham fan! Having previously written about the art of juggling family life, business life and the oh so important football life, the last eight days has tested even my undisputed circus skills. A relatively...read more »

No such thing as a ‘typical week’ for a football fan trying to mix business with pleasure

No such thing as a ‘typical week’ for a football fan trying to mix business with pleasure

By John ‘Gus’ Ferguson Writing about being in my mid 40s, and balancing running a business or working in your profession with your family commitments while trying to get to see your football team probably isn’t anything new. However, it’s nice...read more »

Season ticket prices: Newcastle show fans respect – magnificent Magpies supporters deserve it

Season ticket prices: Newcastle show fans respect – magnificent Magpies supporters deserve it

  By Thomas Ryan Zapsportz, forever keen to keep our fingers on the pulse of what the fans are thinking, has taken on a new team of young, vibrant writers who will be offering their thoughts on the issues of the day...read more »