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Bundesliga is back! English players to watch out for

It has been a barren few months for English players abroad. Of course there has been a handful of leagues which have continued throughout the global pandemic but unfortunately there has been no Englishman brave enough to compete in Belarus, Turkmenistan and Nicaragua. That all changes this weekend though with the return of the top […]

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Weekend review: 5th – 7th April 2019

Friday 5th April Shayon Harrison kicked off a big weekend for English abroad as he started for Melbourne City against Brisbane Roar. The forward on loan from Spurs scored in the second half to help his side secure a 4-1 win. It was his second goal in seven games since joining on loan in January. […]

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USL League One preview

On Friday night, America’s new fully-professional third tier will kick off. The USL League One was announced in April 2017 and now two years on, it is ready to begin with ten teams, five of which are newly-formed. The new division will sit below MLS and the USL Championship, although of course there is no […]

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Previewing every Englishman in the 2019 MLS Superdraft

In the initial list of eligible players for the 2019 MLS Superdraft, there were no English players but from the revised list ahead of today’s event, there are nine English players included, which is great news. Here’s a look at the English prospects. Dan Bent – Wright State University, Ohio A defender formerly of Gillingham, […]

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Every English player ever drafted in MLS Superdraft

So tomorrow is the 20th edition of the MLS Superdraft. It’s a concept which may seem alien to us Europeans, clubs taking turns to pick a player from a list of eligible college graduates, but it’s a system very popular in American sports. There have been some great success stories from the Superdraft in the […]

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New Zealand Premiership update: Every Englishman reviewed

The top flight of football in New Zealand began in October and last weekend saw gameweek 5 take place. There has been a healthy number of Englishmen involved so far so let’s take a look at how they’re all getting on. Unsurprisingly Auckland sit top of the table with five wins from five. They have […]

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Swedish football 2018 season review

The regular season of the top three tiers of football in Sweden have now come to an end. All that’s left to play now are the relegation/promotion playoff matches but before they begin, let’s have a look at every Engishman who was involved in the top three flights of Swedish football in 2018.  Click on […]

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2018 USL English Team of the Season

The USL (second tier, USA) regular season ended at the weekend so let’s have a look back at the English involvement this season and also look forward to the playoffs which start this weekend. Here’s my team of the season made up of Englsh players in the USL. Goalkeeper – N/A Defender – Jack Metcalf, […]

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The women of English players abroad

Did you know that three English women played in the equivalent of La Liga last weekend? Or that several have already appeared in the Women’s Champions League this season playing for teams abroad? It’s fair to say these impressive feats are not awarded the coverage they deserve so here is my look at where female […]

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Weekend review 17th – 19th August

Friday 17th August In Holland, Dan Crowley scored his first Eredivisie goal since April 2017 as he scored the only goal of the game as Willem II beat Gronigen. The former Arsenal midfielder spent the second half of last season on loan at second-tier side Cambuur but is now back in the top flight and […]