VIDEO: World Cup 2018 Team of the Tournament

Now that it’s all over Dan looks back on World Cup 2018 to pick his Team of the Tournament, a World Cup XI that won’t be easy to get into as this years tournament had many stand out stars and even one or two upsets. Find out who makes the cut and the reasons behind their place in the team as Dan gives his thoughts on the key players and moments from the World Cup in Russia. You can find more football content on RebNoise.com and on this YouTube channel so don’t forget to subscribe!

Dan was also on with the Talk and Beans boys on their World Cup podcast specials (Predictions and Recap) this year which you can find on Apple Podcasts and on Soundcloud and don’t forget to check out more from Rebellious Noise on all of our Social outlets

You can find more football content on RebNoise.com and on our YouTube channel so don’t forget to subscribe! Dan will also be joining the Talk and Beans boys with World Cup podcast specials this year and don’t forget to check out more from Rebellious Noise on all of our Social outlets.

 

Talk and Beans: World Cup 2018 (Recap)

Episode #56 of Talk and Beans is the World Cup 2018 recap special. Scott and Tom are joined by Dan to go through their favourite moments, games and goals as well as the importance of V.A.R and how to keep improving it, England’s performance, Neymar’s antics, Gareth Southgate becoming an unexpected hero, the big teams that imploded and looking back on the predictions made on the podcast before the World Cup kicked off.

Plus, Dan has a bit of a rant, Tom’s Croatian admiration continues and Scott struggles with the final being so close to England heartbreak.


Check out more Football content from Rebellious Noise including this video of Talk and Beans guest Dan picking his World Cup 2018 Team of the Tournament.

Talk and Beans: World Cup 2018 (Predictions)

Episode #52 of Talk and Beans is the World Cup 2018 predictions special. Scott and Tom are joined by Dan to go through their favourite kits, thoughts on the current England squad and their chances as well as predicting the entire tournament bracket to see who comes out as World Cup Champions at the end of the 2018 tournament in Russia.

Plus, Top players that are missing out, World Cup hype and more!

Check out more Football content from Rebellious Noise including this video of Talk and Beans guest Dan going through Gareth Southgate’s England squad.

VIDEO: Gareth Southgate’s England World Cup 2018 Squad

Gareth Southgate has picked his 23 man squad that will travel to Russia for the 2018 World Cup and Dan is here to compare the differences between his own picks and the England manager’s. There are plenty of talking points about the England team chosen to head to the World Cup including the big decisions to leave out Jack Wilshere, Jojno Shelvey and Joe Hart in favour of younger and less experienced talent such as Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Nick Pope. Who will be England’s number one? Is there enough balance of veteran experience and youth? We will find out this summer in Russia.

You can find more football content on RebNoise.com and on our YouTube channel so don’t forget to subscribe! Dan will also be joining the Talk and Beans boys with World Cup podcast specials this year and don’t forget to check out more from Rebellious Noise on all of our Social outlets.

The tournament kicks off on June 14th with the final being played on July 15th. The Talk and Beans Podcast are expected to bring you another lighthearted football podcast with their World Cup episode(s), just like the Euro 2016 episode last year which you can find on iTunes and on Soundcloud.

VIDEO: England World Cup 2018 Squad Picks

As the excitement for the 2018 World Cup in Russia continues to build we’ve got Dan to go through his own 23 man England Squad. It’s an interesting list that may raise some eyebrows and start some debate, so let us know what you think of his picks and who you would take on that England plane to Russia. Will Gareth Southgate pick a similar team?

You can find more football content on RebNoise.com and on our YouTube channel so don’t forget to subscribe! Dan will also be joining the Talk and Beans boys with World Cup podcast specials this year and don’t forget to check out more from Rebellious Noise on all of our Social outlets.

The tournament kicks off on June 14th with the final being played on July 15th. The Talk and Beans Podcast are expected to bring you another lighthearted football podcast with their World Cup episode(s), just like the Euro 2016 episode last year which you can find on iTunes and on Soundcloud.

Big Group games decided in draw for World Cup 2018

The Russian World Cup is already shaping up to be one to get excited for as the draw for the Group stage has now been announced and features some big match ups and could lead to some very interesting possibilities in the next rounds, including a Group B tie of Portugal vs Spain and a Group G match up of Belgium vs England. The Three Lions have also been drawn into Group G with Panama and Tunisia. Whilst a great performance against Belgium combined with an expected pair of wins over Panama and Tunisia may look like England will have a fairly easy ride into the Knockout Stage after having at least finished second in the Group, England fans will know that the script isn’t always kept with recent examples being a shock loss against Iceland in Euro 2016 and a disappointing start to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa with an opening match upset ending in a 1-1 draw against an excitable USA.

Group G on paper looks like it’s set for Spain and Portugal to go through but a rematch of the Euro 2012 Semi Final at such an early stage of the World Cup may cause one or even both of the teams to slip up and have their confidence knocked  which could then be cause for a giant killing or two in the proceeding games. Germany may have a difficult group game on their hands too if Sweden show up in Russia like they did when they ended up preventing Italy from seeing another World Cup tournament this decade.

With some of the bigger footballing nations not making the tournament this year and some of those that did having just scraped through the Qualifiers like Argentina did you might be forgiven for thinking that this World Cup may be missing out a few too many big names, but this draw shows the potential match ups that will still be leaving football fans daydreaming in the coming months. If England top their group then their road to a potential final wouldn’t be easy as they could face Columbia, Brazil, France and then Germany in a poetic final, but coming Second won’t make it any easier for them as they could potentially draw Poland, then Spain, Germany in the Semi Finals and Brazil if they made it to the big game. Let’s not overhype England though, because as we all know it could all come down to a depressing night against Panama.

The full Group draw is below:

  • Group A: Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay
  • Group B: Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Iran
  • Group C: France, Australia, Peru, Denmark
  • Group D: Argentina, Iceland, Croatia, Nigeria
  • Group E: Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia
  • Group F: Germany, Sweden, Mexico, South Korea
  • Group G: Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England
  • Group H: Poland, Senegal, Colombia, Japan

The tournament kicks off on June 14th with the final being played on July 15th. The Talk and Beans Podcast are expected to bring you another lighthearted football podcast with their World Cup episode(s), just like the Euro 2016 episode last year which you can find on iTunes and on Soundcloud.

Gareth Southgate announced as England manager

It has been coming for a few weeks now and today we have the confirmation that former England player Gareth Southgate will be the new manager after a fairly impressive “trial shift” in recent weeks. Southgate has been in charge on an interim basis since the scandal that lead to Sam Allardyce stepping down in September and has won two games including a 3-0 over Scotland and a 2-0 win over Malta.

A panel of five interviewed the former England U-21’s Coach last week and it has been decided that he will be the man to take the England team forward. The team crashed out of Euro 2016 earlier this year in embarrassing circumstances under Roy Hodgson, something discussed in the Talk and Beans podcast a few months back.

The new Manager will be looking to take the team to the 2018 World Cup Finals and have significantly more success than his predecessors and is thought to have signed a four year deal which according to the Guardian will earn him between £1.5m and £2m a year.

Gareth Southgate has said that he is “extremely proud to be appointed England manager” . The new Manager also explained how he enjoyed working with the players over the previous four games and gave insight into his hopes going forward by stating “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with the players over these past four games and I think there’s huge potential. I’m determined to give everything I have to give the country a team that they’re proud of and one that they’re going to enjoy watching play and develop. For me, the hard work starts now”.

It will be interesting to see how this new regime will be, we just hope he doesn’t get England to a Shootout and fancy stepping up for a penalty himself.

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Sam Allardyce officially steps down as England manager

After just 67 days the England national football team is without a manager again. Sam Allardyce had been appointed after Roy Hodgson stepped down after England’s embarrassing exit in Euro 2016.

The job started so well for ‘Big Sam‘, who won his first and now only ever game in charge with a 1-0 over Slovakia in the World Cup Qualifiers.

Although, Allardyce won’t be best remembered for his 100% record but more so for the dramatic reasons behind his exit. The veteran manager was caught out by reporters of The Daily Telegraph who were posing as businessmen, after Sam offered them advice on how to “get around” transfer rules. The newspaper have since said the following about their investigation “We began looking into corruption in English football last year after receiving information about specific managers, officials and agents – before Allardyce was appointed England manager”. Negative comments were also recorded from the meeting that were aimed at the man that Allardyce had replaced, Roy Hodgson as well as Prince William and Prince Harry.

Sam Allardyce offered to step down as England manager to the Football Association, who have since publically called his actions “inappropriate”. The FA have now got the task of replacing him and therefore possibly sticking with whoever was the second choice for the job before they appointed Sam. It’s an interesting time for football in general, with corruption at FIFA making headlines over recent years and investigations like these to see how corrupted the sport is in this country is also as far as transfers and business dealings.

The now unemployed manager was asked by reporters wether or not this would be his last management job in football, to which Sam replied “Who knows? We’ll wait and see.”