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England Squad Selection Memories

World Cup 98 England Squad Selection By Alistair Bain (@allybain) As Gareth Southgate brings together his provisional 33 man squad ahead of this summer’s European Championships, it lead me to reflect back on my first memory of major selection controversy which would take place on June 1st 1998, with the central characters in this taleContinue reading “England Squad Selection Memories”

Euro 96 Top 5 Attackers Analysis

by Alistair Bain (@allybain) Euro 96 – Best Individual Attacking Performances Within this article we identify the top 5 highest ranking individual attackers at Euro 96, breaking down why they were so important to their team’s overall attack play. Top 5 Statistical Attackers When building an analysis of the best overall attackers at Euro 96Continue reading “Euro 96 Top 5 Attackers Analysis”

Euro 96 Round 2 Attack Analysis

By Alistair Bain (@allybain) Now that Round 2 of matches has drawn to a close, let’s take a closer look at each team’s attacking performance and see whether there have been any upgrades since our last breakdown. Lowest Attackers Last weeks lowest scoring attackers Turkey move themselves into mid table this round, after a departureContinue reading “Euro 96 Round 2 Attack Analysis”

EURO 96 Qualifying – Top 5 Goal Scorers

Goals are the lifeblood of football. They are the primary objective of every team and every manager, and in a tournament setting no silverware is lifted without a productive offensive structure. Within our up coming analysis of Euro 96 we will use this mindset when breaking down each teams attacking performance statistically, however as we preview the tournament,Continue reading “EURO 96 Qualifying – Top 5 Goal Scorers”

Euro 96 Squad Analysis

On May the 22nd 1996 the Champions League Final between Ajax and Juventus, at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, would bring an end to the European Club football calendar for the 95/96 season. This allowed all 16 managers of the participating nations the opportunity to assess their available players, take part in pre-tournament training campsContinue reading “Euro 96 Squad Analysis”

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