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Stuart Pearce Picks England Captain In His Own Image

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The FA announced this morning that caretaker manager Stuart Pearce has named Scott Parker as captain of England for tonight’s friendly against Netherlands at Wembley (live on FOX Soccer at 3pm ET). It’s fitting that Parker was named by Pearce. … Continue reading

England Home Shirt for 2012 Unveiled: Official Photos

Posted on by Christopher Harris

England’s home shirt for 2012 has been officially unveiled by Umbro, the shirt manufacturer. The new home England shirt for Euro 2012 will be white with red trim. It’s a simple but elegant look that’s inspired by the colors of … Continue reading

Redknapp is Right for England, But is England Right for Redknapp?

Posted on by Martin Lindsay

It’s been almost two weeks since the Football Association accepted the resignation of Fabio Capello as England manager. Yet they seem no further forward in their attempts to appoint his successor. Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp is still the unanimous … Continue reading

Umbro Prepares for Launch of England’s New Shirt, But Who’s Buying?

Posted on by Aram Gyan

England’s new shirt, to be worn during this summer’s European Championship, drops on February 29. The new shirt’s arrival angers some supporters who feel compelled to replace their current shirt, worn by England for all of eight matches, while outraged … Continue reading

Premier League Racism Scandal Has Made Everyone Look Bad

Posted on by Matt Duncan

One of the most depressing things to have emerged from the racism scandal that has threatened to overshadow large parts of the Premier League season is the loyalty blindness that has affected large amounts of fans throughout the league. The … Continue reading

Fabio Capello Resigns As England Manager

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Fabio Capello has resigned as England manager. The fallout from The FA’s decision to remove John Terry’s England captaincy must certainly have been a key issue in the decision by the Italian to resign. The decision by Capello to resign … Continue reading

Removing John Terry’s England Captaincy Causing Leadership Tensions for Capello & The FA

Posted on by James Pennington

Lightning, it appears, does strike twice. Two years to the day after Fabio Capello stripped John Terry of the England captaincy, the FA through its chairman, David Bernstein, made the same decision in far more controversial and emotive circumstances amid … Continue reading

England 1998 World Cup Stickers From Merlin: Photos

Posted on by Christopher Harris

In the build-up to the 1998 World Cup held in France, a company named Merlin launched the Official England 1998 World Cup sticker collection. The quality of the stickers was equal to that of Panini, and Merlin issued quite a … Continue reading

1990 World Cup Panini Stickers Featuring Some Familiar Faces: Photos

Posted on by Christopher Harris

I went through a stack of Panini stickers from the 1990 World Cup today, and picked out eight different stickers that I thought you would be interested in. Click on the above photo for a larger photo. A lot can … Continue reading

Football Stars Collector Cards From 1986 Featuring British Football Legends: Photos

Posted on by Christopher Harris

I’m nearing the end of looking through my box of English football collectibles that I found in my garage. I have one or two more items I’ll be sharing with you in the next 48 hours, but in the meantime, … Continue reading

England Card Collection From 1998 World Cup: Photos

Posted on by Christopher Harris

It’s day four of cleaning out my garage (it’s looking pretty tidy so far). Today I uncovered a pack of England cards that were issued by Upper Deck in 1998 under the title of “England: The England Card Collection.” In … Continue reading

Euro 2012 Draw: Live Blog

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Today the excitement kicks off for Euro 2012 as we’ll learn which teams will face each other in next summer’s tournament to be held in Poland and Ukraine. The draw will begin at approximately 12:30pm ET and, for viewers in … Continue reading

My Picks for England’s Euro 2012 23-Man Squad

Posted on by Andrew Bishara

With one more friendly match to play, Fabio Capello has to decide on whom to take on his 23 man squad to Euro 2012. And with several questions to answer, including whether to take the suspended Wayne Rooney or should John Terry still be captain … Continue reading

England’s Win Over Spain Illustrates The Different Philosophies of Football

Posted on by Izzy Roberts

Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote “Tis better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all”. Spanish fans echoed similar sentiments following their recent 1-0 loss to England in an international friendly. It was a brave defensive display … Continue reading

Cause for Optimism After England’s Surprising Victory Against Spain

Posted on by Christopher Harris

I forced myself to watch the England against Spain game delay on Saturday night. I didn’t have high expectations. And I wasn’t excited about watching the England team play. They’ve lacked the passion for so long when they’ve played that … Continue reading

Which Premier League Club Has the Most Players on the England Squad?

Posted on by Jamie Edwards

Last month England finished top of their qualifying group for Euro 2012 and now face Spain this Saturday (November 12), then Sweden next Tuesday (November 15) at Wembley Stadium. Fabio Capello gives Daniel Sturridge and Jack Rodwell a chance to … Continue reading

How Sexism Affects Women’s Football in the UK

Posted on by Carla Palmer

Many people may have been under the illusion that sexism was no longer present in football until Richard Keys and Andy Gray faced disciplinary action over their comments about female referee’s assistant Sian Massey. The fact that influential figures still … Continue reading

Is the John Terry Racism Claim Damaging to English Football?

Posted on by Joseph Weathered

Among the sudden troubling outbreak of Premiership players throwing alleged racial epithets (and spitting) around, the John Terry/Anton Ferdinand “F*****g Black C**t” incident stands at the forefront among the other incidents involving Luis Suarez/Patrice Evra and Antolin Alcaraz/Richard Stearman. Due … Continue reading