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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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The List: Every English player currently abroad

It’s been a busy weekend…I’ve put together a spreadsheet of all the English players I can find who are currently playing abroad. View the list here. There’s pages for players in the men’s game, women’s game and also a page for players who are eligible to play for England but might not be strictly considered […]

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Patro Eisden: The story of the Belgian club, their English-Chinese owner, five English players and links to the Caribbean

What started out as a look into a Belgian third-tier club who had several English players on their books has turned out to be a whole lot more interesting than I first expected. This is the story of an English-Chinese owner, an influx of foreign signings, players going on loan to the Caribbean, former England […]

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KS Foundation: Helping children with autism engage with football

An injury may have unfortunately sidelined him this season but that isn’t preventing Newcastle Jets star Kaine Sheppard from making an impact on football in Australia this year. The 26-year-old from Northamptonshire had a superb debut campaign in the A-League last season, becoming a regular for the Jets having taken the step up from Australia’s […]

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European transfer deadline day round-up

The Premier League and Championship transfer windows may have ended some time ago but for the rest of England and Europe, their window only slammed shut last night. It turned out to be a busy day for English abroad transfers so here’s a round-up of all the moves. The day started with the news of […]

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Chuba Akpom, from boy to invincible, reporter Antoine Allen’s hit documentary

What a season it has been for former Arsenal man Chuba Akpom in Greece. Not only did his side PAOK finish the season unbeaten securing a first league title in 34 years but the English forward also helped his team complete a league and cup double when he scored the winner in the Greek Cup […]

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A look at English abroad and cup success

With the FA Cup final this weekend and Chuba Akpom’s recent success, I thought I would take a look at the previous success English abroad have had in cup competitions across the world. Chuba Akpom – PAOK Starting with the man of the moment, the former Arsenal striker is having a season to remember. Having […]

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Nineteen players head to Sweden through the LFE

Last August, I published an article detailing the 17 English players who were heading to Sweden through the LFE’s player placement scheme. Well the organisation has just announced the latest cohort to make the move ahead of the new season in Sweden. This time there are 19 players making the move, all of which are […]

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Deadline Day round-up January 2019

Although Deadline Day was not particularly busy for Premier League fans, there were plenty of transfers involving English abroad, which is always great to see. Here’s my round-up of yesterday’s transfers. Reiss Greenidge [Sogndal – Arendal] Free The first move of the day saw former West Brom defender Reiss Greenidge remain in Norway. He’s spent […]

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Matthias Fanimo joins Bosnia & Herzegovina side Mladost Doboj Kakanj

After a goal-laden spell in Slovenia, former West Ham United and England U18 winger Matthias Fanimo has joined Mladost Doboj Kakanj who play in the top flight of Bosnia & Herzegovina football. Mladost are based in the small village of Doboj in central Bosnia & Herzegovina. The village’s entire population could fit in the club’s […]