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Fred Blagden

Recent Multimedia Journalism graduate. A rugby enthusiast with a particular interest in the Aviva Premiership and Champions Cup. You can find him on Twitter @fredblagden and on LinkedIn.

An Alternative Uncapped England Backline For Eddie Jones To Consider

Following the Argentina tour and the relative success of England u-20s in Georgia it seems youth could play an increasingly important part to Eddie Jones regime. This could mean we see the blooding of a number of new names when the autumn internationals roll around. ______ 9. Ben Spencer (Saracens) The Saracens scrum-half has for a long time now been …

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Premier League Preview Part Four: Can Rafa Benitez Work His Magic On Newcastle?

In the latest part of our series previewing the 2017/18 Premier League season, we assess the chances of Newcastle United, Southampton, Stoke City and Swansea. Can Rafa Benitez keep Newcastle in the Premier League this season? Can Stoke cope with the loss of Marko Arnautovic? Will Southampton stop selling all their best players to Liverpool? We try to answer these and more. …

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Lost Talent of English Football’s Most Gifted Forgotten Pair

Two undoubtedly gifted players, both unwanted by their current clubs. Jack Wilshere and Ross Barkley are two players who were once touted as the next big things in English football. Now, both find themselves shunned by their club and country. Wilshere is about as close to a world class midfielder as England have got at the moment (except for Dele …

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Three Reasons The Lions Can Be Pleased With A Drawn Series

So the Lions tour came to an end in breathless fashion as the British and Irish selection dug in deep to draw with the All Blacks 15-15 at Eden Park which ended the hosts’ winning streak stretching back to 1994. The draw was clearly a result that the Lions did not want and the tone of Sam Warburton and Maro …

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