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Defense In Place, How Does England Pave a Way Forward?

Those who kept reminding us about France’s talent forgot to mention inexperience. Franck Ribery and Florent Malouda have been mainstays for some time, but amongst the other key contributors to Les Bleus’ attack, there’s no big tournament experience. Karim Benzema and Samir Nasri were controversial omissions from the ill-fated World […]

England vs France, Euro 2012: Open Thread

England vs France: Noon ET TV schedule Buy England and France shirts Every two years, the question comes up whether England is a good football team or not. It’s ridiculous really, but England always has to prove themselves, not only to the press and soccer fans abroad, but even to […]

This May Just Be England’s Time to Shine

With no Rooney, no Barry, no Cahill, and no Lampard, expectations have never been lower for the Three Lions. EASY was The S*n’s headline after the English were dropped in Group C with the States, Algeria, and Slovenia. Simon Kuper’s Soccernomics opens with a chapter on “Why England Lose,” in […]

John Terry Should Not Be At Euro 2012

Once again, English football is in the midst of a row caused by John Terry. His latest scandal, the alleged racial abuse of Anton Ferdinand, has meant that he and Ferdinand’s brother, Rio could not both be selected for England’s Euro 2012 squad, and it has resulted in the latter’s […]

England Media Is Hypocritical About Hooliganism

In recent weeks, the British media have collectively churned out article after article about hooliganism in Poland and Ukraine. Many pundits have bashed UEFA for selecting the two nations as hosts for the upcoming Euro 2012 tournament. England’s holier-than-though attitude and short memory have allowed the media to seemingly dismiss […]

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