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Charlie Machell: “I would 100% recommend playing abroad”

Charlie Machell is reflecting on his first season of senior football. Although his side Thisted still have three games remaining this season, they have achieved their goal of survival already having been promoted last year and there is a lot for the Newcastle-born midfielder to look back on. “The first half of the season was […]

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Michael Ledger: English fans want to see the ball go forward as quick as possible

Michael Ledger got his first taste of Norwegian football last year and didn’t want to leave when Sunderland recalled him from his loan. Now he’s back in Scandinavia and ready to pick up where he left off. “I was very keen to return to Norway if the right opportunity came about,” says the 20-year-old defender. […]

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Norwegian Cup Second Round Review

It's a big day for Norwegian football as it is the second round of the national cup today! Here's my handy guide on the English players involved #NMCupen @eleftheriou_2 @AaronL_Jones @RyanLeeNelson14 @KyleSpence10 @JordanHallam8 & more pic.twitter.com/GtObpFHj8Y — English Players Abroad (@EnglishAbroad1) May 2, 2018 I tweeted a picture yesterday of all the English players set […]

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Craig Rogers: The Giantkiller who has played in USA, Iceland and Norway

A fifth-tier club knocking out a second-tier club with a free kick in the dying minutes of the game may sound like a fairy tale but it really did happen recently in Norway. When Craig Rogers stepped up in the 86th minute and struck a wonderful set piece in to the back of the net, […]

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Inside life at Graham Potter’s Östersunds FK with goalkeeper Andrew Mills

Last year, Andrew Mills was combining a full time job with playing football. Since then, he’s been to Galatasaray’s Türk Telekom Stadı, Athletic Bilbao’s San Mamés and Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium. It’s fair to say a lot has changed for the English goalkeeper. “It’s been a crazy experience,” says the 23-year-old who now plays for Swedish club Östersunds […]

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Weekend Review 27th – 29th April

Friday 27th April It was a relatively quiet Friday for Englishmen abroad but it is no doubt who the star man was. Tom Hateley, son of former England international Mark, is now in his second spell playing in Poland and he put in a man of the match performance for his side Piast Gliwice on Friday. […]

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Gary Noel: The Englishman who conquered Austria and become a Mauritius international

It’s not every time you set out to interview someone that you find out they have played international football against Emmanuel Adebayor but that is exactly what happened when English Players Abroad spoke to VFB Lübeck striker Gary Noel. “I think the best was Adebayor. We played against Togo last year and his presence on the […]

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Introducing Valdres FK, the Norwegian club with an English spine

A win for a fourth-tier side in Norway may not usually elicit celebrations in the UK but as the referee called time on Valdres FK’s first league game of the new season, there were three reasons to be cheerful back in Blighty. One of those reasons and the star of the match was undoubtedly Kyle […]

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Sancho, Derbyshire and Cole: Weekend review 20th-22nd April

Friday 20th April The second tier in Holland was busy again for English involvement on Friday night with four players making an appearance. The pick of the bunch was Dan Crowley as he kept up his recent impressive form for Cambuur with an assist in a 4-1 win over Helmond Sport. There were also wins […]

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Crowley, Lookman and Tuck: Weekend review 13th-15th April

It was a busy weekend for English footballers abroad, here are some of the highlights starting with Friday night… A full round of fixtures in Holland’s second division, Eerste Divisie, meant a hectic start to English involvement overseas with no fewer than five players involved. Cambuur’s loanee Dan Crowley was the pick of the bunch […]