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Dele Alli and Adam Lallana are the future for England – Ross Barkley too, says Glenn Hoddle

Dele Alli and Adam Lallana are the future for England – Ross Barkley too, says Glenn Hoddle

GLENN Hoddle reckons Dele Alli was one of the star men in England's recent defeat to Germany in Dortmund. He was also impressed with Adam Lallana. In his Mail on Sunday column, Zapsportz team leader said... "This season Lallana has stepped up...read more »

Glenn Hoddle explains the benefits of England playing three at the back

Glenn Hoddle explains the benefits of England playing three at the back

An England team playing with a back three? What kind of England manager would try something as foolish as that? Zapsportz team leader Glenn Hoddle applauds Gareth Southgate for having the vision for doing what he did as England boss... In his...read more »

We rate the Sunday gossip: Liverpool, Everton and Spurs in the queue for Leicester’s Demarai Gray

We rate the Sunday gossip: Liverpool, Everton and Spurs in the queue for Leicester’s Demarai Gray

NEVER any shortage of rumours and gossip in the Sunday papers – we pick out the best (and worst) of the speculation stories...and rate them accordingly. Leicester face losing Demarai Gray for £12m this summer with Liverpool, Everton and Spurs all...read more »

Gareth Southgate wants to be England’s flexible friend – Lithuania will not know what to expect

Gareth Southgate wants to be England’s flexible friend – Lithuania will not know what to expect

GARETH Southgate says England must have the ‘flexibility’ – and he’s certainly flexible when it comes to selecting his captain. Wayne Rooney, missing through injury, has been the long-standing skipper, but Southgate is no averse to change. Gary Cahill led the team...read more »

Former England international Paul Scholes backs Gareth Southgate – and Wayne Rooney

Former England international Paul Scholes backs Gareth Southgate – and Wayne Rooney

  PAUL Scholes never said much as a player – preferring to shun the media limelight – but he’s not shy of expressing an opinion now he’s gone down a different career path. The Manchester United legend is worth listening to. Just...read more »

Manchester United to go head-to-head with Liverpool in bid to sign James Rodriguez

Manchester United to go head-to-head with Liverpool in bid to sign James Rodriguez

LIVERPOOL are confident of signing Real Madrid star James Rodriguez – but only if they qualify for the Champions League... ...and providing Manchester United don't step in with a counter bid at the end of the season. According to the Sunday Mirror, talks to take...read more »

More amazing Zapsportz facts: Mark Hughes, Alvin Martin, Zlatan Ibrahimovic – take a bow

More amazing Zapsportz facts: Mark Hughes, Alvin Martin, Zlatan Ibrahimovic – take a bow

Mark Hughes had just signed for Bayern and was due to play for Wales against Czechoslovakia in Prague in a Euro '88 qualifier. He had dinner with Uli Hoeness who asked him what time the Wales match was. Hughes recalls: "I told him...read more »

Zapsportz international tips: Glenn Hoddle predicts a big England win – Harry Harris says we will hit Lithuania for SIX

Zapsportz international tips: Glenn Hoddle predicts a big England win – Harry Harris says we will hit Lithuania for SIX

  ZAPSPORTZ team leader Glenn Hoddle, the former England manager, predicts a whopping win for the Three Lions against Lithuania. Glenn is going for a 5-0 victory for Gareth Southgate’s men. Chief football writer Harry Harris pushes the boat out even further. Our...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 »

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku can be the best No.9 in the world: Roberto Martinez

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku can be the best No.9 in the world: Roberto Martinez

  FORMER Everton boss Roberto Martinez predicts that Romelu Lukaku will become ‘one of the greatest number nines’ in the world. The Belgian international certainly has all the attributes: pace, power, touch, finishing ability – the whole package. Little wonder the Toffees are...read more »