Talk of the Turnstile – Issue 12

Say hello to the SoccerStarz Van.

Welcome to another edition of Talk of the Turnstile, the place where I discuss recent goings-on in the world of football and of course SoccerStarz.

I’ll begin with a big SoccerStarz announcement!! We have some very exciting news, as starting next week SoccerStarz will be going on tour.

Our first stop will be the National Football Museum in Manchester, where we will be in attendance with the brand new SoccerStarz Van. From 10am til 2pm we will be at the museum, giving away SoccerStarz as well as showing some of our new 2015 edition figures!

We will be posting much more information next week, plus the first pictures of the van so please keep an eye on our website and Facebook page.

Raheem’s Rest

Who would have thought that the big news from the Estonia game wouldn’t be the fact that England laboured to a 1-0 victory but more the fact that Raheem Sterling didn’t start because he was tired. Cue ex-players and plenty of journalists questioning him and criticising the decision, but I for one back Sterling 100% on this. He did what was best for the team and if his body wasn’t up to it, then I’m sure neither was his head. He has come in for a lot of stick this week none more so than from ex-England striker Alan Shearer. Alas, I wonder if Shearer had fully thought through his comments, this is a player that decided to retire from international duty at the age of 29. Michael Owen also decided to make himself heard when he said name one player you know that has suffered due to burnout. Well I can certainly name one, and that’s you Mr Owen.

There were some shocks in the European Qualifiers this week as World Champions Germany succumbed to defeat at Poland and The Netherlands lost to Iceland. Had this been a qualifying tournament for the 16 format Euros, the Dutch would have been in serious trouble, as they are currently 6 points off the top two having lost twice in their group. It was a great week for the Home Nations though, as England, Northern Ireland and Wales all bagged wins, whilst Scotland drew 2-2 away in Poland and Rep of Ireland secured a 1-1 away in Germany. Could all five it to the finals?

As I’m sure everyone is excited, the Premier League returns this week and what better way to start than Manchester City vs. Tottenham Hotspur. Take a look below for the rest of this weekend’s fixtures.

18 Oct 12:45 Man City v Spurs
18 Oct 15:00 Arsenal v Hull
18 Oct 15:00 Burnley v West Ham
18 Oct 15:00 Crystal Palace v Chelsea
18 Oct 15:00 Everton v Aston Villa
18 Oct 15:00 Newcastle v Leicester
18 Oct 15:00 Southampton v Sunderland
19 Oct 13:30 QPR v Liverpool
19 Oct 16:00 Stoke v Swansea
20 Oct 20:00 West Brom v Man Utd

Competition time!

The Charlotte Lade competition closed last Sunday and we have a winner.

Picked out the hat, Congratulations to Holly Carbonelli for winning the England 15 player team pack, signed by Charlotte. Please can you either send your details to or PM us on Facebook.

As always we love to hear from you, so you can either comment below or tweet @ctcSoccerStarz or you can tweet me directly @Dominiho7.

Thanks again for reading everyone and we hope you have a great weekend.

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