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James Milner

James Philip Milner (born 4 January 1986) is an English footballer who plays as a winger or central midfielder for Premier League club Manchester City and the England national team.

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James Milner created more chances against Aston Villa on Saturday (7) than any player in the PL at the weekend.
David Silva and James Milner are complete opposites on paper. On the pitch, however, they are the perfect pair.
he's like Chris Waddle or James Milner scruffy but effective IMO
Said it before and ill say it again I'm a big James Milner enthusiast
Don't struggle with David Batty, relax with James Milner and Fabian Delph.
James Milner gives boring, clichéd interview after Manchester City's draw with Roma
MUST WATCH: James Milner gives inspired interview after City draw with Roma
James Milner is so underrated when you think about it
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James Milner of Manchester City in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Hull City and Manchester City at KC Stadium on September 27, 2014 in Hull, England.
After news that Samir Nasri is out for a month for - James Milner stepped up to the plate with another top game
WLS 5-0 The Millstone A comprehensive win in a delayed kick off game at Churchill with goals from Dan Kenney, Si Gourley, Jonny Storey & James Milner. The 5th goal to be confirmed. Match marred by a late injury to Stephen Miller after a clash of heads.
“Finally got a biology mentor, seems like a really cool guy” what r you?? James Milner??
With the likes of Harry Kane and James Milner about how can you say there's no characters left in the game?
James Milner is a good player but he has his days and yesterday was not one of them. Plus he's not a goalscorer.
Can believe I pulled in form James Milner from a pack yesterday
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as long as James Milner scores today we all good
Previously on Man City's James Milner: 'We want to prove ourselves in Champ...
Imagine being in the middle of a conversation between Sam Allardyce and James Milner though
Those extra games James Milner wants to sign a new contract might not be a problem. Started 3 of our last 4 games and more …
James Milner one of the most underrated players tbh
James Milner is the first Englishman to score for Manchester City in the Champions League.
I can't be the only person that thinks James Milner is a better all round player than Yaya Toure. Him and Lamps a dream come true at CM.
I'm so glad City fans were singing "There's only one James Milner!" on a number of occasions today.
I LOVE love love So pleased he got a few renditions of 'There's only one James Milner...' today! 💙
It's really not though. The only good parody account is Boring James Milner.
Oh, and the most underrated player.James Milner!
Got my first inform in fifa 15. james milner lel
can you explain why I am quick selling players and not getting coins? I just quick sold a inform James Milner and had no coins
Courtouis, James Rodriguez, Hummels, Cavani and inform Milner in my first pack opening session in fifa 15. Not bad, no…
Brill result in the League Cup mid week and fab result today. Great to see the Milner-Lampard partnership working so well. James, stay pls
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The boring James Milner page is the best
Ozil's no James Milner. Can only play 1 position or else don't even bother.
Manuel Pellegrini insists he has no problem with James Milner as the midfielder continues to delay signin...
Bonner maher is like the James Milner of hurling
James Milner would be lethal if the goals were twice the regulation height
I like Jordan Henderson but I really like James Milner. I don't care if he plays regularly for City or not! He is Fire. I rate him 'highly'
James Milner is tired.finally.he's been running nonstop for the last 90mins -- the guy's an horse...
James "row Z" Milner come on jimmy lad you can do better
Everytime James Milner strikes the ball I regret sitting in row 'Z'.
people will remember Aguero not James Milner...
Bizarre skill to compliment but I don't know anyone better at stopping the ball as it's about to go out of play than James Milner.
James Milner looks like the quintessential red coat
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini criticised Chelsea's "small team" mentality and said they played like Stoke City during their tense 1-1 draw at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday. Much like last season's masterful 1-0 win at the same venue, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho opted to play three midfielders to negate City's array of attacking players. Ramires replaced Oscar and started alongside Nemanja Matic and Cesc Fabregas to counter the hosts midfield which contained powerhouse Yaya Toure, the creative David Silva and the energetic pair of James Milner and Fernandinho. Pellegrini, however, was critical of Chelsea's tactics after Frank Lampard rescued a late point for the champions against his former club following Andre Schuerrle's opener. "It is not a result that I want, not what we deserved but the game was very similar to the game against Stoke," the Chilean told the BBC. "Ten players defended their own half, they scored a counter attack and they continued to defend until the end. The result is not ...
James Milner has become a for Man City.
Frank Lampard nets against his old club, James Milner is man of the match, Leighton Baines scores in defeat
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球員評分 Manchester City Joe Hart 6.5 - Not called seriously into action before the goal, largely thanks to the defending in front of him. PABLO ZABALETA 7 - Got through some good work down the right hand side and teamed up well with James Milner. Rash tackle for second booking. Vincent Kompany 8 - A super example of leadership and intelligent defending from City’s captain. Won his duel with Diego Costa. ELIAQUIM MANGALA 7.5 - A debut for the new signing and an impressive one, too. Looked like he had partnered Kompany for years. Aleksandar Kolarov 7 - Not always the cutest defender but doesn’t make mistakes either. A solid afternoon. FERNANDINHO 7.5 - City’s most important holding player, the Brazilian was terrific again here. Yaya Toure 7.5 - Much improved after the horrors of Munich but couldn’t get forward effectively once City had ten JAMES MILNER 7 - An under-rated player by many people but came in and did a good job here. Delicate touch to set up equaliser. Edin Dzeko 7 - Relishing in a ...
This is why you let the football people do the football. Jose Mourinho did not recommend releasing Frank Lampard. The club made a decision. And the club was made to pay. Chelsea were heading for another important victory at the Etihad Stadium. There was five to go and they were closing the game down, as they had done for the other 85 minutes, shutting Manchester City out, frustrating them, blocking off every avenue of attack. The ball forward was speculative to say the least and was met by James Milner, squaring at full stretch on the volley. From this unlikely scenario, magic occurred. Frank Lampard arrived, late but perfectly synchronised as ever, and struck his shot past a defeating Thibaut Courtois. How many times had Chelsea's faithful seen him do that?
Tactical Review: Manchester City 1-1 Chelsea BY KEITH SATUKU Manchester City tactics: This was a must-win game for Manuel Pellegrini and he boldly set his side to attack Chelsea from a variety of sources. In addition to City’s intricate play through the middle, Pellegrini started with Aleksandar Kolarov at left-back in place of Gael Clichy to take advantage of the Serbian’s quality crosses into the box. In possession, both Pablo Zabaleta and Kolarov had to push forward to provide width in attacks but with slightly different offensive roles. While Zabaleta needed to link up with James Milner to create two-on-one overloads on the right flank, Kolarov needed to just push forward and use his exceptional crossing ability to provide service from the left flank. Vincent Kompany and Eliaquim Mangala had to hold a high line at the halfway line to keep play in the attacking half. In midfield, Yaya Toure needed to drop closer to the central defenders in the centre circle to dictate play from a deeper position, t ...
James Milner should have just cemented his spot for the game against San Marino
James Milner is a bloody good Footballer .. Gets far too much stick IMO.
[Daily Mail] . James Milner learning SPANISH to communicate with Manchester City team-mates. .
James Milner believes that his club can have a great impact on Champions League this season: James Milner. James Milner believes Manchester City are now ready to compete on the European stage ahead of their opening UEFA Champions League group game. City are competing in the Champions League for the fourth consecutive season and start their latest campaign away to Bayern Munich on Wednesday. The club’s first two forays into the competition were ended at the group stage before City lost to Barcelona in the first knockout round last season. After winning the Premier League title for the second time in three years last term, Milner feels City are slowly getting into a position to eventually win the Champions League. "Being the club that we are, and with the players that we have, winning it is the ultimate aim,” said Milner.
he'd prob turn into the next James Milner or Scott Sinclair if he went to them, they've ruined too many players
Mats Hummels is reportedly wanted by Louis Van Gaal to strengthen the Manchester United defence Manchester United will get Angel Di Maria, 26, to convince close friend Cristiano Ronaldo, 29, to leave Real Madrid for Old Trafford next summer. (Daily Express) And Red Devils boss Louis Van Gaal is also keen to add Borussia Dortmund centre-back Mats Hummels, 25, to his squad. (Daily Express) Arsenal and Chelsea are set to battle for the signature of Valencia striker Paco Alcacer, 21, when the transfer window re-opens in January. (Daily Mirror) Roma are preparing to launch a £2m bid for Liverpool full-back Glen Johnson, 30. (Daily Star) Manchester City face losing England midfielder James Milner, 28, in January -and the Citizens are lining up Southampton's James Ward-Prowse, 19, or Jay Rodriguez, 25, to replace him. (Daily Star) Bolton Wanderers look set to claim the signature of highly-rated Crewe Alexandra striker Max Clayton, 20. (Stoke Sentinel) German giants Bayern Munich are lining up a £32m bid for Ar ...
Just to confirm that James Milner is tonight's captain.
I'd like to ask the question-"What was the Demba Ba,James Milner, Shay Given, Kev Nolan and Leon Best money spent on?
50 caps for James Milner!! Still hope for everyone in the Sunday pub league at least!
James Milner has 50 caps yet Carlton Palmer only received 18? . Shocking state of affairs.
Thank you Roy Hodgson but if you bring James Milner on I will turn off
James Milner will earn his 50th cap if he plays v Switzerland, one more than 1966 World Cup winner Geoff Hurst.
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James Milner and Wayne Rooney daen a willo flood last night and kicking the baw oot the park for no reason
ENGLAND V NORWAY: Joe Hart starts for in their friendly tonight against Norway. James Milner is a sub. 8pm kick-off at W…
Cannot see James Milner signing his contract offer at Manchester City when he is overlooked all the time for the team, he is far too good to be sat on his *** everyweek and never getting chance to show what he can do and help the team. Unlike Micah Richards, James, I wish you all the very best next season wherever you may be (unless it is Stretford Red Sox. :) )
James Milner was first called up to the squad by Alf Ramsey.
BRIAN FREEZE: After his nomination from James Milner, assistant manager takes on the
Liverpool have been made favourites to get Manchester City midfielder James Milner signed up. The England international has just entered the final year of his contract and he simply wants to play more football. And according to reports he would like to do that with the Premier League champions,...
Man City have Joe Hart and James Milner. Chelsea have Gary Cahill and John Terry. Only English players in their squad. What a joke.
Joe Hart and James Milner, the only two English players left in the Man City squad. The English Champions here, how is this acceptable?
James Milner the only player I would buy from Manchester City after Yaya Toure..
James Milner needs one more appearance for to be level on 161 with & Peter Barnes
77 minutes gone at St James' Park, still lead Newcastle 1-0. Samir Nasri is replaced by James Milner
'78'LIVE' Newcastle 0-1 Man. City ; James Milner comes on to replace Samir Nasri for Man. City
Second sub from City: Samir Nasri off, James Milner in
76: Second change for Manchester City, Samir Nasri is being replaced by James Milner.
SUB: City - James Milner replaces Samir Nasri as we approach the final ten minutes of the game.
- ok I wanted Barry, Remy, Richards. And even someone like boring James Milner or Konoplyanka - throw them straight in
you did an Andy Townsend one after I said about the boring James Milner one. I want credit!
Iheanacho Amazes Again In City Colours Against Liverpool Even though City lost the game 1-3 on penalties to Liverpool after a 2-2 draw. He was also the only City player to convert a penalty in the game. Iheanacho did not start but came in for James Milner and City scored their first goal after his speculative strike at goal, gave Stevan Jovetic the chance to score. Read More:
Thanks to friends and soccer connections Gabi and I were able to make it to the Manchester City Football Club training session at the TCF Stadium before their game against Olympiacos for the Guinness International Champions Cup 2014, and gain access to the players as they left the pitch right after! We met and had pictures taken with Yaya Toure, David Silva, Jesus Navas, Joe Hart, Willy Caballero, Manuel Pellegrini, James Milner, Samir Nasri, Aleksandar Kolarov, Edin Dzeko, Micah Richards & even living legend Christian Karembeu!!! I was amazed at how kind and chill the players were!! Ready to take a picture, give a hug and sign balls and jerseys!! We had an AMAZING time!!! Go Citizens!!!
- James Milner wants assurances before committing his future to Manchester City
Here's an early look at some of the stories making headlines in Friday's papers... Daily Star: James Milner insists he will make Manchester City sweat over signing a new deal. The 28-year-old is entering the final year of his current contract. Daily Mirror: Jose Mourinho has given the clearest hint yet that he is willing to let Petr Cech leave rather than be left on the Chelsea sidelines. DAILY MAIL: Liverpool will take their summer spending past £100million after chief executive Ian Ayre flew to Spain to complete the signings of Sevilla left-back Alberto Moreno and Atletico Madrid right-back Javi Manquillo.
Hart of the team: Joe Hart (left) poses in Man City's new away kit alongside (from left to right) James Milner, Jesus Navas and Stevan Jovetic during the club's tour to America
tbh, anyone but Glen Johnson or James Milner 😂
Jamie Redknapp - "Steven Gerrard is better than David Beckham and Paul Scholes.". That's like saying James Milner is bet…
Manchester City are set to offer 4 players new contracts. Joe Hart, Edin Dzeko, Sergio Aguero and James Milner are those who are set to be offered new contract, while agreements with Samir Nasri and Aleksander Kolarov.
Joe Hart, James Milner, David Silva, Yaya Toure, and Edin Dzeko will all join up with the squad in USA on Thursday, following their exploits in Brazil with their respective countries Source : MEN
Just seen Joe Hart and James Milner at Manchester Airport boarding our flight to New York!!
Yaya Toure, David Silva, Joe Hart, James Milner and Edin Dzeko join the group in New York today.
Asif Joe Hart and James Milner just walked past
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James Milner would have been a world class full back.
Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham & Everton are all in the race to sign England midfielder James Milner (28), the...
James Milner on his way out of Manchester City? We make the England midfielder a 2/1 shot to join Arsenal with Liverpool 4/1 and Everton 6/1
James Milner would be a great signing for any prem team. Would like to see him at Everton me.
There's been movement in the James Milner market. Now 2/1 to join -
DM me if you need a utility man, I've been told I'm like a Sunday league James Milner...
sky sports news have a story about someone who loves James Milner, lol, I mean the who loves James Milner ; )
How a player of James Milner's calibre has won 2 Premier Leagues will forever be beyond me
Have Glen Johnson, James Milner and Tom Cleverley retired from International football too?
I see James Milner looking as charismatic as ever!
id love James Milner.. not hsppning though
Didn't know you were boring James Milner, why didn't you tell me earlier lad
Man City are in Croatia when I fly out lmao gonna meet James Milner omg can't wait
David Bentley, Ashley Young, James Milner and Stewart Downing all peaked at a young age. Why can't Courtois?
lol I don't even dislike him but it's just incredibly underwhelming like signing James Milner
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Would love to spend the whole day with Gareth Barry and James Milner
He is an athlete to bdfc new James milner
that should be on boring James Milner
and yet I'd love us to sign James Milner. Only for a similar price though
Imma just type a few names till it sink in zeen? Mohammed Salah. Gareth Barry. James Milner. Erik Lamela. see where I'm going?
James Milner modeling home kit 2014/2015. via:
he is a worse version of James Milner !!
someone told me you love James Milner is this True lol : )
You've got to laugh at english media, they rip our best players and foreign ones too, but think James Milner is class.
Joe Hart and Jack Wilshere are joined in Las Vegas by...James Milner
I call James Milner a basic footballer 5 times before I wake up in the morning.
Sad cos James Franco isn't in dawn of the planet of the apes
Now after the World Cup, every James in the world will be pronounced Chames😂👌 Chames Milner, Chames Bond, Chames Blunt..
ino ah lad.. But the year 8 from Walton are about as boring as James Milner
even James milner saw villa as a step up from Newcastle!!!
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Milner keeps watch over Wilshere and Joe Hart during Vegas pool party via
nah... because they took James Milner from us...
Casually getting my pump on in the gym, look over my shoulder and there's James Milner joining. Whatdaa
Who has more personality you or James Milner?
😂 is that the strength of your argument? James Milner??? 😂😂
Remember when James Milner left to go to a bigger club? Who was it again?
are you gutted 'boring James milner' has loads of followers but 'boring gateth barry' has hardly any?
I can withstand Cricket, but Golf is like listening to Michael Owen and James Milner discuss different methods of watching paint dry.
I didn't realise is a parody account similar to Boring James Milner. Makes sense now.
That was very James Milner of you...
If Kasabian are making a film it's the equivalent to James Milner writing a biography
That's why I like James Milner so much. A good player and a great person.
Seeing James Milner in a villa shirt depresses me so much
ha ha think I've followed before but got bored of them...back on now though. There's one called boring James Milner too
Why haven't we announced James Milner as our new right back yet?
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James Milner keeps watch over smoking Jack Wilshere and Joe Hart during Las Vegas pool party
You're eyeing James Rodriguez, but your club is thinking James Milner. ITKs? STFU! How to survive the transfer window. h…
QUICK QUIZ 1. What's the common link between Nicolas Anelka and Yossi Benayoun ? 2.Name this player, a Leeds academy graduate, who had played for Newcastle before a transfer to Liverpool collapsed. He was then snapped up by Aston Villa. He is the second youngest goalscorer in the Premier League history. 3. Name this legendary player who has played for fierce rivals Aston Villa, West Brom and Birmingham in succession. 4. Name this hefty defender who started his career at Chelsea, before playing for Middlesbrough and currently Stoke City 5. What's the common link between Denis IrwinEric Cantona, Mark Viduka, Rio Ferdinand, James Milner, Aaron Lennon, Danny Graham, Jake Livermore, Alex McCarthy, Micah Richards, Andros Townsend and Connor Wickham?
The German team that annihilated Brazil today had 6 players that won the Uefa u21 final against England in 2009. Fabian Johnson also on the team is at World Cup with USA. England had only James Milner in their team. That tells you everything you need to know about football in the UK & Germany.
James Milner scoring a goal and becoming a World Cup hero
James Milner himself could've beaten the germans.
coming from rio Ferdinand? That's like Adrian chiles calling James Milner boring.
Hulk worst wife player since James Milner. Ok not that bad
"James would've banged at least 2 today." . James Milner yh?
unreal man, if you compare that with us we took James Milner and Danny Welbeck
it's wild. Worst thing is I don't rate him. He's a German James Milner but more tech lol
James Milner will be mad if you mention that cupboard again ;)
The only England player from that game at this World Cup was James Milner. Which sort of hints at England’s problem.
Boring James Milner gets me all the time 😂
I don't know who is worse. James Milner or Fred...
Boring James Milner makes me so happy
You've got to follow Boring James Milner it's absolutely class.
But James Milner did make him look like a child with his finish last year...
If Brazil had James Milner they would never be in this position!
Brazil just made some game changing subs there its like when England bring on James Milner
wondering what Boring James Milner has to say about this
I rate Fred somewhere between James Milner and my Nan! Hideously overrated!
James Milner was the only England player who played that day who is in the England squad
If only they had big game changers like Ricky Lambert or James Milner, Brazil might have a chance here..
I think hulk is a worse player than James Milner
Dante is, got tore apart by James bloody Milner
Brazil don't even have like a Rickie Lambert or a James Milner on the bench to change the game
Wonder what boring James Milner is gonna have to say about all this
Hulk is like the Brazilian version of James Milner, Fred is like Emile Heskey
Hulk is not better than James Milner abeg. Can't wash me with tight jersey
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Hulk is like the Brazilian James Milner, minus the effort or ability.
I think Hulk is just a Brazilian James Milner
Muller is like the German James Milner but x10 better
Seen better marking on a Sunday. Wonder what James Milner thinks of it all?
“Sami Khedira the german equivalent of James Milner.”LOL ***
Sami Khedira the german equivalent of James Milner.
lol remember when City fans championed Gareth Barry and James Milner as proof the club was staying 'English'
Joe, would you rather be thought of as a James Milner, pounding like an automaton up and down the pitch?
don't blame him mate, if James Milner's in the team it's got to give him hope lol
I suspect Ossie will be more fun to follow than Jags. Jags could stand in for the boring James Milner account when he's on holiday.
"I feel a bit like James Milner now." - on the fringe? Surplus to requirements?
We are like the James Milner of football teams! We once got an erection under Harry
yeah but he's quick we don't need superstars we need hard workers like James Milner
I feel a bit like James Milner now.
Got some really exciting Athletes joining the team to promote eers!! Always looking for more!! james.milnerfor details
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almost as good as borin James Milner
i get like that when realising James Milner is still in the Premier League.. Let alone at City.
We sent James Milner on loan to Aston Villa as part of the deal that brought Nolberto Solano back to the club.
I can already see Osman being like that boring James Milner account
Man City would like to offer Real Madrid 5m James Milner + free membership at local gym for a year for G Bale!
If Adrian Chiles were a professional footballer he'd be James Milner. (A reputation as a professional but no-one seems to know why!) Other pundit/presenter comparisons to footballers?
From a website not so far away - "one of Edison Cavani's pecs is bigger than the whole of James Milner's body"
People are bleating about the price of Shaw. James Milner / Joleon Lescott cost £26 million each. Justify that
I can tell James Milner is the type of guy who still wears bootcut jeans, Umbro astros and his Man City top out
World Cup: v is an hour away. James Milner starts while Joe Hart is on the bench. Will sign off with a win?
Confirmed by Roy Hodgson that City's James Milner will play for the first time at the 2014 World Cup when face to…
you sound more like James milner than Amul does
That'll be another 5 year contract extension for the portugese james milner
look joe Im hoping that James Milner miraculously will appear on pitch with big Andy and win the World Cup
Ahh. I will try and get back earlier to see James Milner run-ragged by Costa Rica! What about somewhere like Sands House?
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If only they had James Milner to play instead.
They say that when Gary Lineker and James Milner talk, grass grows 10% faster
Bilyaletdinov being a 'left-footed James Milner' is one of the best comparisons ive ever made
wages might be a bit high cos hes Russain League isnt he, industrial player him. Left footed James Milner
if you want James Milner to start against Costa Rica.
I bet James Milner enjoyed the first 80 minutes of this game
finding my last sticker, and the guy just giving it to me. That and finally getting James Milner
Belgium vs Russia, worst game I've watched so far. Hazard looking like a young James Milner out there
Even boring James Milner would call this game boring
I bet James Milner and Phil Neville are best mates
- I just showed this to Boring James Milner and he said 'no, she's just a fan with a Wig on'
Nothing on Emre Can from me, not heard anything. James Milner is the only other new one, been told we hold an interest, noth…
james milner moments.. Wa u doing today
Wonder how different the situation would be if there was more of Ross Barkley and James Milner.
England need to get back to playing like Italia 90. England got further playing 4-4-2 with James Milner.
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Jesus Christ who are you, boring James Milner
no not boring James Milner or Phil Neville! 😴😴
😂 this boring James Milner account is a pisstake
Mark my words, England will only win against Costa Rica if James Milner plays & Rooney is played off the front man
Of Course he didn't expect such thing i'm starting to be like boring james milner it's so hilarious
Interestingly, James Milner is the only player who started that game to feature in the 2014 World Cup squad.
James Milner and lampard need to be in feel sorry for lampard as might be his last World Cup
David Silva, James Milner, Joe Hart and Edin Džeko are the City players that have been knocked out of the World Cup so far.
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Kompany sad to see England go out: City defender insists he was hoping Joe Hart and James Milner would have a ...
James milner is so underrated. Quality all rounded player
Why can't anyone see apart from MON that James milner is a class centre midfielder! Play him instead of SG or Henderson!
Gerrard says England are confident heading into Thursday's World Cup clash with UruguayDefeat would put the Three Lions on the verge of an early exitGerrard says he will forget his friendship with Liverpool team-mate Luis Suarez in Sao PauloThe striker is fit and ready to face Roy Hodgson's side after a knee injury By Neil Ashton Follow Published: 16:56 EST, 18 June 2014 | Updated: 05:15 EST, 19 June 2014 132 View comments Steven Gerrard has admitted there will be nowhere to hide if England crash out of the World Cup after only two games. Roy Hodgson’s team will be eliminated if they are beaten by Uruguay on Thursday night and Costa Rica draw with Italy in Recife on Friday. The game could come down to a shoot-out between strikers Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez — team-mates at Liverpool, but deadly rivals this evening. England captain Gerrard said: ‘It could be a terrible, long, frustrating summer if we don’t get it right. VIDEO Scroll down to watch Steven Gerrard talk ahead of the crucial mat .. ...
Edin Dzeko will join team-mates David Silva, Joe Hart and James Milner by returning home next week after Bosnia’s 1-0 defeat to Nigeria.
After David Silva, James Milner and Joe Hart, Edin Dzeko joins the list to return early for our pre-season...
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England unlucky to go out Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho has come to the defence of England's World Cup campaign, saying Roy Hodgson's side "played well" and are unfortunate to be going out. Italy's 1-0 defeat to Costa Rica means England have failed to reach the knock-out stages for the first time since 1958. Vincent Kompany, captain of Belgium and Premier League champions Manchester City, also expressed regret about England's exit, which affects his teammates Joe Hart and James Milner. And former England manager Fabio Capello, now coach of Russia, said he thought there was "a little bit of injustice" about England's exit. Mourinho said England were "not lucky" in the draw which pitted them with two other former world champions in Italy and Uruguay, and they were also unfortunate in the way the games turned out. "From the best three or four matches in this competition, England was present in two. It means that England did well, played well, competed well," he said. England "was not afraid of Uruguay, was not ...
Leicester city have placed an offer, which is undissclosed for Manchester City midfielder James Milner.
Defeats against two former World Cup champions booked the plane ready for England before the knockout stage on the brink of World Cup oblivion. Though pre-tournament worries may have focused on a new, appealing generation of emerging young talents and their lack of international experience, it was ultimately Roy Hodgson’s seasoned captain Steven Gerrard who disappointed and downhearted the most. Steven Gerrard was worse than anonymous against La Celeste,heading the ball into the route of Luis Suarez to deny England a crucial point in Group B with his route one winner, but it wasn't his first massive blunder of the career, was it? In the build-up to Suarez's first goal, Gerrard fluffed a tackle to allow Nicolas Lodeiro to steam past him, even after he had initially managed to get his foot on the ball. His challenge proved to be too feeble to stop Suarez in his tracks and Gerrard was left sweating to find his footing to react, let alone keep up with his Uruguayans. Gerrard is not a natural holding mi ...
I suppose it's dead easy to point the finger at a young team, that we never really expected to get out of the groups anyway, and that heat and humidity must of been terribly uncomfortable for the poor lads, hardly enough time to practice any set pieces... especially with all that product endorsing they had to f**king do...! Joe Hart – Head & Shoulders, Umbro, Vauxhall, Dorritos Glen Johnson - Vauxhall Phil Jagielka – Chang beer Gary Cahill - Vauxhall Chris Smalling - DHL Phil Jones - Vauxhall Steven Gerrard – Vauxhall, Mars, Lucozade, Adidas Frank Lampard – Adidas, Walkers James Milner - Vauxhall Jack Wilshere – Nike, Pepsi, Weetabix Raheem Sterling – Nike, Trusox Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain - Nike Wayne Rooney – Vauxhall, Nike, Samsung Daniel Sturridge - Mars, Trusox, Nike, Subway Danny Welbeck - Mars, Nike
Painful for England. David Silva, Joe Hart and James Milner all guaranteed to return home early from the World Cup.
(It hurts to read this. Some of the points I agree with. Let Stevie G get a long rest and be ready for the Liverpool Season to come. He has been unfairly held up as England's reason for dropping out of the World Cup. If that is the case, why isn't anyone blaming the defence, and also, in my opinion, wasting the talents of a youngster on the bench by playing Rooney. Sterling, in his first World Cup match showed a lot of promise in that position, but NO, it had to be given to Rooney. Why? You may well ask that question. I see nothing in that player that would let him into the Liverpool team, let alone the England team. Roy should have played Sterling in that position, and he should have let Henderson go forward, pressing, as he does for Liverpool. Henderson followed orders and retreated behind the half-way line, after each of his forays into enemy territory. A Henderson, pressing the opposition, would have changed the outcome of that game. We musn't forget here, the brilliance of our Luis, but really, to bl ...
Quote of the day: "I said to Gerrard It was just like watching Liverpool when you set up Suarez. He said This really isn't the time for jokes, James. I said Ok" Boring James Milner
So England will announce a new and exciting line up for their final group gane, building for the future: time for James Milner
Do you think it is good news that Joe Hart and James Milner are joining David Silva on the plane home from the World Cup early?
With people clamoring for Rooney to step down and Gerrard retiring, it is time. England captain James Milner
Goodbye Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Glen Johnson, Phil Jagielka, James Milner, Rickie Lambert, Ben Foster, Leighton Baines and even Wayne Rooney. The time has come for a team built around Ross Barkley, Raheem Sterling, Daniel Sturridge, Jack Wilshere Theo Walcott, Kieron Gibbs and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Luke Shaw, John Stones, Jon Flanagan, Will Hughes and Saido Berahino. Time to breed in the new blood for the 2016 Euros.
Where was Frank Lampard, James Milner? Im sure they would have turned England's fortunes around. Great players with nerves and experience to kill games of such magnitudes. Hogson has never won anything major before, why expect him to start now? "Raheem Sterling and Ross Barkley" good players but nothing out of the extraordinary , Sterling played well against italy but flopped hard against Uruguay. They Dont come close to plays like Hazard , Pogba, Verratti etc at least for now.
I don't know how many of you guys noticed. England is not playing the best soccer that we have seen many times, but is nice to see that all the players that were there today are currently playing in the English Premier League. Something that I think we can't see in any other team in the World Cup. Different players which play all the year, one against each other, that are playing and fighting together for the same objective. Joe Hart (Manchester City) Glen Johnson (Liverpool) Gary Cahill (Chelsea) Phil Jagielka (Everton) Leighton Baines (Everton) Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) Danny Welbeck (Manchester United) Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) BENCH Ben Foster (West Bromwich) Philip Jones (Manchester United) C. Smalling (Manchester United) Luke Shaw (Southampton) Ross Barkley (Everton) James Milner (Manchester City) Adam Lallana (Liverpool) Jack Wilshere (Arsenal) Frank Lampard (Chelsea) Rickie Lambert (Liverpool)
Glen Johnston is officially the worst right back in the world! No caring bout his assist, James Milner should've been playing instead
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Dundee fans will be excited...that's Joe Hart, James Milner and David Silva they'll get to see noo.
R Hodgson who Hart in Henderson, Lambert be they Baines, James Milner come, Jack Wilshere be done, Oxlade as it is in Chamberlain. Give us this day our Danny Welbeck, And forgive us this day our Phil Joneses, As we forgive those who Phil Jones against us. Raheem us not into Glen Johnson, But deliver it to Stevie. For Wayne is the Lampard, The Sturridge and the Barkley. Lallana Lallana, Our Men. Let's go lads!
When Roy read out the team he said "Centre Mid, J..." And I thought he was going to say James Milner but he didn't he sai…
James Milner and Luke Shaw should come in for Glen Johnson and Leighton Baines for England: Martin 'Mad Dog' Allen returns with the l...
phil jones? Luke Shaw? James Milner? Andy Hogg? Anyone but Johnson, he's diabolical
is it bad that I can't actually see the real James Milner without thinking about how boring he is...
Phil Neville's commentary sounds like the James Milner parody account
England - Italy Preview: Three Lions after revenge for Euro 2012 exit Raheem Sterling's expected inclusion in Roy Hodgson's line-up is likely to open up the game in the Amazon jungle of Manaus For the many anticipating a slow, cautious opening to the World Cup for England and Italy in the much-discussed humidity of the Amazon jungle, a careless error by Gary Neville on Wednesday will come as a breath of fresh air. It was expected that the essence of the Three Lions’ gameplan would be to shackle Andrea Pirlo, with perhaps James Milner deployed in a midfield role, to prevent the Juventus metronome from dictating the game from the heart of midfield. With Italy’s reputation as slow starters (they have won just one of their opening games in their last five major tournaments), the fact they have drawn more than any other country, and with a defeat far more damaging than a stalemate to start the tournament, it was hardly a recipe for all-action football. But England coach Neville’s notes hint at a fast-pac ...
I'd prefer to hear James Milner and Wayne Rooney to rap John Barnes' rap
WHAT THE MEDIA SAYS: Joe Hart is ready for Italy clash and James Milner believes England could not be better prepared? Read all about it: you think England can win the 2014 FIFA World Cup?
How can he criticise Barkley and then praise James Milner and Glen Johnson?!? is he a *** !!
I'd have him with Barkley not Henderson! England are just tragic all over! Look over at the bench and see James Milner 😳🔫
lol. Henderson is just another James Milner, a runner that's all
Glen Hoddle picked Frank Lampard over Jack Wilshere. I was cursing his Spurs self. Then Ian Wright picked Milner. James Milner. Oh my.
Glen Johnson making James Milner look like Cafu at the moment
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UK Sports Paper Round: 'l New Gazza' turns screw on Hodgson Ross Barkley stood out, Wayne Rooney's performance divided opinion and James Milner was a disaster - what the papers thought about England's 2-2 draw with Ecuador. Oliver Holt in the Daily Mirror: Ross Barkley was the pick of the second-string players as he made a series of superb, searching runs. One of those, which started with a nutmeg of Jorge Guagua, led to England’s second goal and strengthened his case for a starting place in Manaus. [Jack] Wilshere stated his case eloquently, too. He has been struggling for fitness since he sustained a foot injury in a tackle with Daniel Agger during England’s friendly with Denmark two months ago. But the longer the Ecuador game wore on, the more influential the Arsenal midfielder became. Wilshere did not produce the kind of performance that demanded inclusion against Italy. But he did show the skill and composure that made it clear why many prefer him to [Jordan] Henderson. Read the full story. - - - ...
JC's More In Depth than Half Time Full Time Analysis. Ben Foster - 6 Few silly mistakes but not at fault for either goal. Hart has nothing to be worried about. James Milner - 2 Absolutely awful, it's almost like he wanted to make us lose. So bad. Phil Jones - 8 Fantastic performance, so solid defensively and even got forward from time to time. Chris Smalling - 6.5 Decent performance from Smalling, did ok when called upon and looked better than he has done previously. Luke Shaw - 5 Disappointing performance, caught out several times at the back and didnt challenge Valencia for the first goal. Jack Wilshere - 3 Another crap display, never got into the game and was sluggish and clumsy all game. Frank Lampard - 5 Disappointing aswell, with that performance it might be his last ever game for England. Wayne Rooney - 6.5 Got himself a goal and got into some good positions but didnt have the exuberance or energy of some of the younger players. Ross Barkley - 8.5 Great performance by Barkley ran at the defence and ...
England goalkeeper Ben Foster and midfielder James Milner pay tribute to Frank Lampard who is leaving Chelsea after 13…
Safe to say James Milner, Frank Lampard and Chris Smalling would be no where near my team vs Italy...
James Milner and Frank Lampard have been dire
James Milner, Luke Shaw, Frank Lampard have all had a poor match.
But then James Milner and Frank Lampard are like excitement sponges, just sucking it all up
Frank Lampard and James Milner have been the worst players tonight.
, Chris Smalling, James Milner and Frank Lampard are you kidding me
Ben Foster in goal, James Milner at right-back, Rickie Lambert up front & Frank Lampard starting, worst team ever!
James Milner is barely a football player, so what makes Roy Hodgson think he is a right back?
James Milner and Frank Lampard should not be in the squad
Ecuado v England Kick-Off 8:00 p.m. James Milner will get a chance to press his claims for a place in England's World Cup starting line-up in an unfamiliar right-back role against Ecuador in Miami. England manager Roy Hodgson has seen enough from the 28-year-old Manchester City player to try him out as a potential alternative to first-choice Glen Johnson. Frank Lampard will captain an experimental England side which is set to include Wayne Rooney in a left-sided role. Liverpool defender Johnson gave an uncertain display in the 3-0 friendly win against Peru on Friday and if Milner excels in the Sun Life Stadium it may give Hodgson food for thought ahead of the first World Cup game against Italy in Manaus on 14 June. Hodgson said: "James will play right-back against Ecuador. He's got the qualities to play there. There may be moments in the World Cup where we'd like to use him there. "This will give him some experience of that position. He's in the squad as a right or left-sided midfield player and that's wh ...
BBC Sport - Ecuador v England: James Milner starts at right-back.
James Milner: 'He [Frank Lampard] never has an off season. Players have ups and downs but every single season he delivers.'. SD
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James Milner will play right-back for an England side led by Frank Lampard against Ecuador
Roy Hodgson is set to place an almost completely different starting 11 to the Peru game, and rightly so. how would you set up? we know that smalling and jones are starting as full backs, with James Milner certain to start right back. I think these friendlies are great opportunities to see where people can play as well as developing partnerships on and off the field. My starting 11; taking into consideration the above as well as Rooney on the left flank would be: Forster Shaw Jones Smalling Milner Rooney Wilshire Lampard Chamberlain Barkley Sturridge What would your starting 11 be? - Mike
Not that keen on judging what women wear either. Its normal to wear something different once you're rich. My wardrobe is like James Milner.
In an England squad with several exciting young players James Milner likely won't set pulses racing, but the versatile Manchester City midfielder could play a vital role in Roy Hodgson's plans in Brazil. The 28-year-old Milner has been part of the England set-up since making his debut Read More...
"L'pool have warned Southampton they will look to other options, notably Xherdan Shaqiri & James Milner." What? Milner instead of Lallana?!
LFC would now turn their attentions to other targets such as Bayern's Xherdan Shaqiri / Man City's James Milner. [Times]
Roy Hodgson would do the English a favor if he dropped Wayne Rooney, played a 4-2-3-1 with Raheem Sterling, Ross Barkley, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain behind Daniel Sturridge. And the coup de grace, James Milner at right back - better than Johnson as a player.
I keep reading stories saying City are likely to miss out on Mehdi Benatia and Eliaquim Mangala.GOOD!, I hope we do, we don't need either of them, there is a young lad called Karim Rekik who happens to be a Full Holland International and Matija Nastasic who spent last season injured, they will be back next season, matter of fact, I cannot really think of anyone other than one midfield player we actually NEED.would like a Marco Reus, Cesc Fabregas, Andres Iniesta, Angel di Maria or Isco type to be snapped up for next season and leave it at that. The biggest worry for City this season and the thing they definately need to get sorted and start shaping themselves doing it, is getting contracts signed by existing players, we have got Boyata signed up for another 2 seasons, but the top players like Joe Hart, Edin Dzeko, Samir Nasri, Aleksander Kolarov, James Milner and Micah Richards for me should be given new deals as a matter of urgency, and especially when 3 of them are not in Brazil, there is no reason why ...
Got me first swap from me Panini stickers. James Milner!!! Only Roy Hodgson wants him!!!
James Milner comes on whilst Ross Barkley sits on the bench...
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The England team enjoyed their first training session of the week at St George's Park this morning. 23 of Roy Hodgson's 25-man group were in action, as James Milner missed out through illness and Leighton Baines due to family commitments. The team are gearing up for Friday's game at Wembley Stadium against Peru - their final on home soil before heading to the World Cup. For tickets visit www.TheFA.com/tickets
Louis Van Gaal is looking at Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger as one of his major summer transfer targets.Galatasaray will offer Tom Cleverley a way out of Manchester United this summer after a less than positive season.Samuel Eto'o hopes to stay in London next seasonand would love to join Arsenal or Tottenham.Robin van Persie is certain Louis Van Gaal is the man to turn United's fortunes around.Former Celtic boss Neil Lennon is in the running to take over from Pepe Mel at West Brom.Spurs defender Danny Rose has opened talks withthe club over a new contract.James Milner is likely to opt for free agency next summer by letting his Manchester City contract wind down - he has been linked with Liverpool, Tottenham and Arsenal.Newcastle full-back Mathieu Debuchy is likely to leave the club this summer with a move to Monaco on the cards.Fulham could launch a £2m bid for Ipswich striker David McGoldrick.STAR ON SUNDAYAtletico Madrid could look to Tottenham striker Roberto Soldado this summer as th ...
Today's Transfer talk: Director Of Football Txiki Begiristain is planning on holding 'peace talks' with Yaya Toure before the World Cup. Ashley Cole is reportedly a target for City if he fails to get a move to Real Madrid. Cole wants to prove he is still amongst the best in the world by playing at the highest level and winning more trophies. James Milner will hold talks with City over a new deal, Arsenal, Liverpool and more Premier League clubs are looking at the England International as contract negotiations have stalled. Cesc Fabregas has been offered to City for around £40m, and could be involved in a deal which includes Yaya Toure. Valencia are interested in bringing in Edin Dzeko and are ready to offer around £25m for the Bosnian. Bacary Sagna is set to sign for City on a deal worth around £100k a week. This would confirm that Micah Richards would be on his way out of City. 'Money is not an option' for City as they plan on keeping Yaya Toure until the end of his career and won't be tempted by the ...
Everton still keen on Cleverlely Everton are interested in a deal for Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley but are not prepared to let James McCarthy leave. Man City won't sell Milner or Richards Manchester City will not sell James Milner or Micah Richards this summer. Cech to stay as Chelsea's first choice Petr Cech is set to stay as Chelsea’s first-choice goalkeeper next season but Thibaut Courtois will take his role next summer. Lampard to discover Chelsea future Frank Lampard is set to discover his future at Chelsea this week. The midfielder’s contract with the club expires next month. Tottenham open Rose talks Tottenham will open contract talks with Danny Rose as West Ham consider a move for the left-back. Ince snubs Inter for Monaco Tom Ince is set to snub Inter in favour of a move to Monaco. Liverpool need to up Lallana bid Liverpool will need to increase their £20 million bid for Adam Lallana in order to sign the Southampton winger. Fulham want £15m for Roberts as Man Utd swoop Fulham ...
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And then over the weekend, Michele Vorm, Micah Richards and James Milner, but come Monday, we'll have the same existing squad
EPL ALL CLUBS NEWS; - » Latest Arsenal Arsenal and Liverpool both want to sign Reading left-back Jordan Obita this summer. (Mirror) Arsenal target Morgan Schneiderlin has declared he wants to leave Southampton and play for a Champions League side. (Express) Bacary Sagna has opened talks with Manchester City but Arsenal remain hopeful of keeping him. (Telegraph) Liverpool, Arsenal and Newcastle want West Ham midfielder Mohamed Diame. (Sun) Arsenal and Liverpool are interested in signing the £10m-rated City midfielder James Milner. (Daily Star) Bayern Munich are eyeing a move for Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey. (Daily Star) Nine players Wenger could spend £100 million on Arsenal transfer news and rumours - Aston Villa Aston Villa are interested in Man City defender Joleon Lescott, who is available as a free agent this summer. (Daily Star) Newcastle have set their sights on Villa striker Darren Bent after giving up on Arsenal and Liverpool target Loic Remy. (Express) Newcastle also want to sign mid ...
James Milner, Mario mandzukic or wilfried Bony, Gareth Barry, serge aurier and Micah Richards.
James Milner wants to leave Manchester City, with Arsenal interested in landing the midfielder this summer.
I bet James Milner is taunting Yaya Toure with this photo...
WHAT THE MEDIA SAYS: Yaya Toure wants to quit, James Milner to be offered a new contract and Aston Villa want Joleon Lescott? Read all about it: do you make of today's headlines?
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