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Archives: England

England vs. Italy: Wayne Rooney’s Chance to Transcend Stardom, Embrace Legend

Posted on by Richard Farley

Wayne Rooney’s match-winner against Ukraine seemed to temper a meaningful critical review of his return. Rusty with his first touch and flashing a footballing mind working quicker than his out-of-practice reflexes, the tournament debit showed he wasn’t far from being … Continue reading

England vs Italy: Pick Your Starting Line-Up

Posted on by Christopher Harris

England will face Italy on Sunday in Kiev. The winner will book a semi-final place against Germany, but if you’re Roy Hodgson, who is going to be in your starting line-up? You could argue that Hodgson hasn’t made a wrong … Continue reading

England: We’ve Never Known Success

Posted on by Christopher Harris

I’ve supported England since 1980. In the 32 years since, England hasn’t won a major international trophy. I’ve never known what it’s like for The Three Lions to win silverware. But I have suffered the agony of defeat, watched plenty … Continue reading

Euro 2012 News: Germany Star Mats Hummels Describes England As ‘Machines’

Posted on by Alex Muller

England’s unbeaten run in Euro 2012 is one thing, but now German central defender Mats Hummels has described England as “Machines.” Let’s hope Germany and England can win their respective games this weekend, so we can see the man vs … Continue reading

Euro 2012 News: Joe Hart Volunteers To Take Penalties for England, If Needed

Posted on by Alex Muller

Plenty of Euro 2012 news headlines today! Here goes: Joe Hart throws hat in ring for England penalty duty — The Guardian Italy’s Mario Balotelli told to keep his cool against England — The Guardian Greece’s Katsouranis believes in miracles … Continue reading

England Faces an Identity Crisis at Home and Abroad During Euro 2012

Posted on by Christopher Harris

  Everybody hates us, but we don’t care should be the new motto for the England national team. It’s an apt one given the ridicule England has received from soccer snobs worldwide, particularly in England and the United States. Their … Continue reading

Taking A Closer Look at Steven Gerrard’s Performance For England Against Ukraine

Posted on by James Pennington

In the world of tweets and Facebook commentary, opinion and debate is not hard to come by in modern football. Throw a #hashtag on your thoughts, and they’re there for the world to see. After England scraped through against Ukraine … Continue reading

Quarterfinal Run Shows England Can Transcend Hodgson’s Flawed Approach

Posted on by Richard Farley

Nothing ruins joyous occasion like dour tactics. They can’t overshadow another call for goal line technology, but they obscure Wayne Rooney’s return. They can also put a rousing performance from John Terry on the backburner. Regressing to the approach he … Continue reading

Ukraine’s Shot Against England That Crossed The Line But Didn’t Count [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller

Ukraine scored against England on Tuesday evening, but the goal didn’t count because the officials ruled that the ball didn’t cross the line. Except that it did. Slow-motion replays (and photographs) reveal that Ukraine’s shot, which hit England goalkeeper Joe … Continue reading

England vs Ukraine, Euro 2012: Open Thread

Posted on by Alex Muller

England vs Ukraine: 2:45pm ET Sweden vs France: 2:45pm ET TV schedule Buy England and Ukraine shirts Buy Sweden and France shirts This is it. The match that almost all of us have been waiting to watch — England against Ukraine. The atmosphere will feel like a Premier League ground … Continue reading

Euro 2012 News: Milner Starts Instead Of Walcott; Rooney In For Carroll

Posted on by Alex Muller

Today’s the final day of the opening group matches, so there’s a ton of news about today’s matches as well as the teams going home. Let’s hope England continues their Euro 2012 tour for a few more days, at least. … Continue reading

Where Will Wayne Rooney Play for England Against Ukraine?

Posted on by Richard Farley

Even if Wayne Rooney was available, England would have been happy with four points from their first two group games. And given their inexplicable reverence for a France (as if France weren’t a team that flamed out of the last … Continue reading

Swedish Newspapers’ Hubris in Predicting Big Swedish Win Over England

Posted on by Aram Gyan

How boring would sports be without hubris and schadenfreude? In advance of Friday’s match with England, Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet gazed deep into its crystal ball and predicted England’s riotous tabloids, including the Sun, the Daily Mirror, and the Daily Mail, … Continue reading

Euro 2012 News: England Faces Uefa Enquiry After Attempted Pitch Invasion By Fans

Posted on by Alex Muller

It’s another wonderful day of Euro 2012 soccer. The worst part is that in a couple of weeks, it’ll be over. And we’ll then have to wait six weeks before the Premier League season starts again! At least there’s the … Continue reading

Walcott Makes Case for England Start With Inspired Performance Against Sweden

Posted on by Richard Farley

While it’s a slight exaggeration to say Theo Walcott changed Friday’s game, he certainly defined it. Coming on in the 61st minute, Walcott’s third touch of the match bent the back of Andreas Isaksson’s net. Seventeen minutes later, Walcott blew … Continue reading

England vs Sweden, Euro 2012: Open Thread

Posted on by Alex Muller

England vs Sweden: 3pm ET TV schedule Buy England and Sweden shirts The kickoff between England and Sweden has been delayed 15 minutes to 3pm ET due to the temporary suspension of Ukraine-France. Hopefully the weather in Kiev will be more dry than the rain-soaked … Continue reading

Euro 2012 News: Andy Carroll and Danny Welbeck to Start Up Front For England

Posted on by Alex Muller

England is pinning their hopes of Andy Carroll, the long-haired Liverpool striker who has been the bane of so many jokes this season. This is his perfect opportunity to prove himself to England supporters around the world. Even if he … Continue reading

Euro 2012 News: Only 10 England Players Lined Up For Pre-Match Photo; Spot Who Is Missing

Posted on by Alex Muller

It’s a busy day of Euro 2012 news, with plenty of headlines picked from the leading blogs and websites across the globe. Also, don’t forget to listen to the Euro 2012 Daily podcasts from the EPL Talk Podcast crew, recorded … Continue reading