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Archives: England

Wayne Rooney Asks For Winter Break As He Searches For Form

Posted on by James Beckett

Wayne Rooney will continue his bid to find form when he lines up for England against Montenegro Tuesday. In normal circumstances I have no doubt that Rooney would have pulled out of Fabio Capello’s squad for the game at Wembley, … Continue reading

Could Steve McClaren Really Return As England Manager?

Posted on by James Beckett

Trevor Brooking has today claimed that Steve McClaren could one day return as the manger of the England side. With Fabio Capello already stating that he will leave his position with the FA after the 2012 European Championships, and the … Continue reading

Jack Wilshere, A Future England Talisman?

Posted on by James Beckett

While he may not have been able to propel Arsenal to the top of the Premier League yesterday, it has been a supremely impressive start to the season for the latest star to come off the Arsenal production line. Jack … Continue reading

West Brom Fans Make A Stand

Posted on by James Beckett

West Brom fans will today display a banner in support of Osaze Odemwingie after the striker received a sick racist taunt from ‘supporters’ at his former club Lokomotiv Moscow.  Baggies fans will have a created a banner which will read … Continue reading

Injuries Increase Ever Growing Pressure On International Football

Posted on by James Beckett

For years on end managers across the country have sent their players away  to represent their country and spent the whole time of their absence praying they all return fit and well.  But after a week that saw several big … Continue reading

Idiotic Promise May Cause Future Trouble

Posted on by James Beckett

With Fabio Capello insisting that he won’t manage England past the 2012 European Championships, names are already been branded about as a possible successor to the Italian. But with the FA proudly boasting that their next manager will be English … Continue reading

Adam Johnson…Could He Star For Club and Country In The Future?

Posted on by James Beckett
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While the injury to Theo Walcott would have slightly marred England’s excellent 3-1 win in Basel, it did give Manchester City winger Adam Johnson a chance to enhance his ever growing reputation. The former Middlesbrough man did just that with … Continue reading

Hart Set For A Long Spell as England's Number One

Posted on by James Beckett

While Jermain Defoe took the goal-scoring honours on Friday night at the other end of the pitch Joe Hart was going a long way to establishing himself as England’s goalkeeper for the foreseeable future with another fine display. Fabio Capello’s decision … Continue reading

Switzerland Game A Welcome Distraction For Rooney

Posted on by James Beckett

Wayne Rooney will represent England against Switzerland in the midst of a media storm that is threatening to overshadow England’s 4-0 demolition of Bulgaria. While most would expect Rooney to struggle under the pressure, it would be just like him … Continue reading

A Welcome Result For Capello

Posted on by James Beckett

With the pressure on Fabio Capello,  England finally delivered a performance to make the country proud. But was this result and the performance the start of a change in fortunes for Capello or another result that get’s our hopes up … Continue reading

Walcott Finally Set To Reach His Potential?

Posted on by James Beckett

It’s almost two years since Theo Walcott’s finest hour in an England shirt. The Arsenal’s man smashed his way in to Fabio Capello’s thoughts with a sublime hat-trick in England’s 4-1 demolition of Croatia. After slowly falling from grace since … Continue reading

Make Or Break Time For Capello

Posted on by James Beckett

After a hectic start to the Premier League season attentions now turn to England who face two crucial games in five days that will set a trend for Fabio Capello’s next two years in charge of England. Before the World … Continue reading

Is Owen Hargreaves World Cup Fit, or an England Misfit?

Posted on by Ben Ruskin
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As reports continue to surface that Gareth Barry may not be fully fit in time for the World Cup, Owen Hargreaves chances of boarding the plane with the rest of the England squad for South Africa have apparently increased. Despite … Continue reading

Exciting Night in Euro 2008 Qualifying Football

Posted on by Christopher Harris
Spain

What a magnificent night for European football. The plucky Northern Ireland, buoyed by their jubilant crowd at Windsor Park, shocked world football by defeating Spain 3-2. And France cruised to a comfortable and awe-inspiring 3-1 home win against World champions … Continue reading

Wembley Situation Going From Bad to Worse

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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  The opening of Wembley Stadium could be delayed from 2007 until 2010. What a disgrace, and how does Multiplex get off on threatening to sue when they’ve obviously botched the whole project?

Steve McClaren Drops Beckham from England Squad

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Premiership Countdown: 8 Days to Go. New England manager Steve McClaren has done more in 11 days than Sven Goran Eriksson did in 11 months. Every decision he’s made thus far has been perfect. Consider what he is done in … Continue reading

Death to the 4-5-1

Posted on by Christopher Harris
Arsenal

Very early in the 2005/2006 Premiership season, all of the talk was about the 4-5-1 formation and how Bolton, especially, was being effective yet boring after Allardyce used the formation to grind out results. What we’ve seen in the 2006 … Continue reading

The World Cup Gets Turned Upside Down

Posted on by Christopher Harris
Oscar of Brazil

  So, England and Brazil’s World Cup dreams are over. In both matches, the favorites were outplayed, conservative and uninspiring. England’s demise falls to Wayne Rooney. The idiotic kick by Rooney was the turning point in the match. From that … Continue reading