Dictate The Game’s 2018 World Cup Team of the Tournament

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Well, its all over for another 4 years, and congratulations to France on winning a well fought contest against a plucky Croatia side, coming away with a 4-2 win and ending their 20 year wait for another World Cup success.

Many players impressed during the course of this summer, and there is no doubt a lot of them will use this platform to secure big moves for themselves or bigger contracts where they are.

But who are the 11 players who have stood out during the tournament? We have put together our Team of the Tournament.

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Croatia v England: Match Preview

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Here we are, at the World Cup semi-final. Very few people predicted that happening. Many expected the same melodramatic soap opera of England going out early on, and it all being due to Sterling and Lingard being too cocky, or the lack of coaches. While England have only beaten inferior sides on paper, their run of games is an indirect result of how many larger international sides have struggled recently. Italy and Holland, among others, failed to qualify for the tournament; Argentina almost achieved that feat. If anything went differently, even a flinch of the players’ bodies, Spain and Portugal could’ve been knocked out by Iran in the group stage. Germany were knocked out to Sweden and Mexico then.

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Who does each Premier League team need to sign for the 2018/19 season? Part 2

So where to begin. In just a week the footballing world has changed, Russia stunned Spain, with Spain seen as 6/1 favourites to win the whole tournament, England finally broke the curse of penalties and maybe started to allow the nation to have just a little bit of hope… And with England doing so well, back to who each Premier League team should sign (As always, controversy will be ahead). If you missed the first part you can find it, here

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Who does each Premier League team need to sign for the 2018/19 season? Part 1

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Whilst we are currently going into complete meltdown with a heatwave and the fact football’s coming home, what better way to celebrate than a detailed analysis of each Premier League team and who they need for the coming season? (Beware controversial signings ahead..)

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Interview With Tobi Adebayo-Rowling, Bromley Player

Here at Dictate The Game we were given the opportunity to interview Bromley’s latest signing, Tobi Adebayo-Rowling and talk about his aims for the season, living in Ireland and much more.

Tobi is a 21 year old, versatile full back, who also plays anywhere along the right side of the pitch. The youngster has a wealth of experience playing for Peterborough United, Sligo Rovers and Cork City. In his early career he was playing youth football at Brighton, Eastbourne Borough and then transferred to Peterborough United where he signed his first professional contract.

The London born full back is excited to start the season with The Ravens as they aim for promotion to the footballing league. We have twelve questions which Tobi kindly answered during this interview.

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Tobi playing at Sligo Rovers in his spell at the club. Image: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tobi_Adebayo-Rowling


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The Big Names Not In Russia

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The World Cup has just begun and there’s some great players who got on the plane to Russia, such as Harry Kane (England), Thomas Muller (Germany), Fred (Brazil) and many more, however, there are a number of big name players who didn’t catch a plane to Russia for this year’s World Cup. They might not have gone because their nation didn’t qualify or they just didn’t get picked in the World Cup squad… but here we go…

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Globalising Gorleston FC – Episode 1

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Welcome back to Globalising Gorleston, my attempt to take Gorleston FC to the top of world football! In the last episode, I took over the reigns of my boyhood club Gorleston FC, signed our team to actual contracts and we advanced through our pre-season schedule in which we managed to pick up just 1 win from 5 matches, the win coming against local side Lowestoft Town. Although we lost 3 of our friendlies and drew one, it was a good chance to get a good idea of how our starting side would line-up once the season started.

And the start of the season starts now…

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The winter break is needed – the details & more

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A new winter break will come into play in the 19/20 season – but will take place in February.

The Premier League and The FA officially announced on the 8th June that from the 19-20 season that the Premier League would have a two winter break starting in February 2020.

The winter break will only apply to the Premier League, and the league won’t completely shut down like other European leagues

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The Weird Cup: Strange and wonderful facts about the World Cup

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With the World Cup now underway, the world is watching as we move towards crowning the next World Champions of football. The World Cup is a fantastic spectacle, and there have been some incredible things to happen during the tournament over the years.

But there have also been some very strange instances over the years, and today we will be taking a look at some of the weird and wonderful things that have happened in the last 88 years of the World Cup:

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