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Stephen Tudor

Stephen Tudor is a freelance football writer who regularly writes for FourFourTwo, Unibet, and others. He only knows slightly less about the beautiful game than you do. 

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Football  / Who Will Shine In The Championship This Season?
Who Will Be The Championship€™s Break-Out Stars In 2018/19?
Before a ball had been kicked in anger last year you would have got long odds on Leon Clarke making the Championship Team of the…
What Can New Chelsea Boss Maurizio Sarri Learn From Other Overseas Managers In Their Debut Premier League Season?
Maurizio Sarri didn’t get where he is today by taking too much counsel and he certainly didn’t reach the top of the coaching tree through…
28 Years On, Why A Generation Of England Fans Still Can't Forget Italia 90
The World Cup semi-final between England and Germany in 1990 was seminal, a Ground Zero for a new era of ‘modern football’ that heralded a…
How Are The Welsh, Scots And Irish Dealing With England€™s World Cup Adventure?
Right now is an extremely exciting time to be an Englishman smitten by the beautiful game. The Three Lions have progressed to the knock-outs of…
Football  / This Croatian Midfield Is A Joy To Watch
Why This Croatian Midfield Will Always Be Loved As Much As Respected
By the skin of their teeth Croatia progressed to the World Cup quarter-finals on Sunday evening and if this was cause for great celebration for…
Has The Relationship Between Football Journalists And The Public Broken Down Beyond Repair?
The relationship between mainstream football journalists and their readers has always been a detached one, fractious at times. They are the village gossip who we…
The Managerial Swansongs We'll See At This Summer€™s World Cup
Here’s a World Cup stat you won’t see anywhere else, mainly because it takes ages to work out for little reward, but the 32 coaches…
The Best And Worst Of This Summer's World Cup Venues
Next Thursday sees the beginning of a World Cup and the end to seven and a half years of meticulous planning by its host nation.…
Why Paul Hurst Deserves His Chance At Ipswich Town
It might be a beautiful game but football is also a cruel business. Had Shrewsbury Town defeated Rotherham at a sunny Wembley last weekend who…
Football  / Lessons From The Past For Southgate And England
What Gareth Southgate Can Learn From Previous World Cup Warm-up Games
By 10pm next Thursday, regardless of the result and performance against Costa Rica at Elland Road, Leeds we will have a much clearer picture of…
When France Won The World Cup With Misfiring Flops For Centre-Forwards
It was a claim made at the time and it’s been repeated since but it’s not strictly true that France won their first and only…
Best Of The Rest - The Non-Top Six Team Of The Premier League Season
Predictably it was the star names from the biggest clubs who hoovered up all the meaningful awards at this season’s close but as always we…
Harry Kane And Raheem Sterling Give Cause For Optimism About England€™s World Cup Hopes
Prior to the corrosion of England’s ‘Golden Generation’ the build up to any major tournament was routinely accompanied by hyper levels of hype and an…
Football  / A Lesson On How To Be Second Best...
Advice For Manchester United Fans From A Blue On How To Be Bitter And Second Best
The transference of footballing power in Manchester has been covered in great depth in recent years and understandably most of the attention has focused on…
Why Klopp, Poch And Pep€™s Teachings Offer England Genuine Hope In The World Cup
“We can stay calm in difficult situations because we can beat everybody. Even when we are not winning, we can change a game. We’ve experienced…
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