Dave Smith

England Under 21s put themselves in pole position for the European Championship semi finals

England Under 21s put themselves in pole position for the European Championship semi finals

THE young England stars who failed to turn up against Sweden in the opening game certainly showed their true colours against Slovakia. Eventually! They were poor and unconvincing in the first half but, with their hopes of European success on the...read more »

New Everton signing Jordan Pickford has some big gloves to fill – but he is more than capable

New Everton signing Jordan Pickford has some big gloves to fill – but he is more than capable

JORDAN Pickford is living proof that persistence can pay dividends. And now he’s got the chance to prove it some more. His record transfer move to Everton from relegated Sunderland has given him the perfect platform to showcase his talents –...read more »

Swedish star Victor Lindelof ‘thrilled’ to sign on the dotted line for Manchester United

Swedish star Victor Lindelof ‘thrilled’ to sign on the dotted line for Manchester United

FAR be it from us to say...we told you so – but earlier in the year Zapsportz did predict that Benfica defender Victor Lindelof WOULD become a Manchester United player. We reported at the time that the influence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic...read more »

England did not need another game after the Scotland epic finale – as was proved in Paris

England did not need another game after the Scotland epic finale – as was proved in Paris

THE picture below just about says it all - this was one game too far for England and the players who have endured a long, hard season. Why the FA and the England management team felt the need to play a meaningless...read more »

Joe Hart is still England’s top stopper – but watch out for Jordan Pickford: best of a brilliant bunch

Joe Hart is still England’s top stopper – but watch out for Jordan Pickford: best of a brilliant bunch

  GARETH Southgate has already stated that Joe Hart will play no part in England’s friendly against France tonight. What does that say about the future of the unwanted keeper? Personally, I still think Manchester City ‘reject’ is the best in the business....read more »

England are blessed to have Harry Kane – he has all the hallmarks of a top striker: Glenn Hoddle

England are blessed to have Harry Kane – he has all the hallmarks of a top striker: Glenn Hoddle

  GLENN Hoddle never ceases to be impressed and amazed by one of the greatest English football talents of the modern era. When you need Harry Kane to deliver; he delivers. Whether it’s for club and country, Kane is more than able. Like...read more »

Who could forget Paul Gascoigne’s wonder goal against Scotland – and that celebration?

Who could forget Paul Gascoigne’s wonder goal against Scotland – and that celebration?

  WHENEVER an England-Scotland clash comes around, there is always the inevitable debate about our favourite ‘Auld Enemy’ memory. For football fans of a certain age, it tends to happen in the pub after a couple of shandies whilst discussing that ‘JFK...read more »

Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich are top of the European tree – tell us something we don’t know!

Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich are top of the European tree – tell us something we don’t know!

YOU don’t need to be a rocket scientist or a master statistician to come up with the ‘theory’ that Real Madrid are the most successful club in the world – that the Premier is the best league on the planet. Yet,...read more »

Manchester United are favourites to sign Everton striker Romelu Lukaku – take our word for it!

Manchester United are favourites to sign Everton striker Romelu Lukaku – take our word for it!

EVERTON fans probably didn’t need reminding of the fact that Romelu Lukaku will NOT be at Goodison next season. And the Belgian international has given the clearest indication yet that his time on Merseyside is up. When a player publicly announces that...read more »

Gareth Bale is determined to come back fitter and stronger next season – with Real Madrid!

Gareth Bale is determined to come back fitter and stronger next season – with Real Madrid!

  I’M not surprised Gareth Bale has committed his future to Real Madrid – why leave the biggest and most successful club in the world? The Welsh international may well return to the Premier League at some point. Maybe to Manchester United....read more »