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Archives: England

England Poised to Defeat Portugal

Posted on by Christopher Harris

England is just hours away from their crucial match against Portugal. On paper, this is one of the finest England teams to grace the international stage in years. But can they play as a cohesive unit and defeat Scolari’s men? … Continue reading

England Rides Lady Luck

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Having been seeded into the easiest group of the 2006 World Cup, England has continued to ride lady luck during this tournament. Consider the following: Against Paraguay, it was an own goal. Versus Trinidad and Tobago, it was a goal … Continue reading

Doubts About England Selection

Posted on by Christopher Harris

I have severe concerns about Sven’s selection for tomorrow’s match against Ecuador. He’s essentially fielding a 4-5-1, although actually it’s a 4-1-4-1 with Rooney up front, and a midfield comprising Beckham, Gerrard, Lampard and Cole. The back four will be … Continue reading

England's Problem

Posted on by Christopher Harris

England’s first-half performance against Sweden yesterday was their best 45 minutes for as long as I can remember. But, as so often happens in football, it was a game of two halves. During the second half, England’s defense fell apart … Continue reading

England Ready for Sweden

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The stage is set for England. All they need is a draw against Sweden to guarantee first place in Group B, which means they would play Ecuador on Sunday morning (11am ET) If England loses this afternoon, they’ll play Germany … Continue reading

Not Every Englishman is Following The World Cup

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Cash Peters is one of the funniest persons on radio today. You may have heard his interviews on Marketplace (from NPR) or on BBC’s Five Live. I thought it’d be interesting to interview Peters regarding the World Cup or what … Continue reading

Put Your Tracksuit Back on Walcott

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Phew! Theo Walcott was five minutes away from starting for England in their next match. If Sweden hadn’t scored in the 85th minute to beat Paraguay 1-0, the result of Tuesday’s England v Sweden match would have been meaningless for … Continue reading

England Unconvincing In Win Against TNT

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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England made it through to the second round of the World Cup by their skin of their teeth, after a tense win against Trinidad and Tobago. The addition of Aaron Lennon and Wayne Rooney was the difference for England, after … Continue reading

England-Paraguay Open Thread

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Post your comments before, during and after the game on this thread. Game Time is 9 am EST, which is 3 pm German time. Wayne Rooney will not play for England, but Roque Santa Cruz may play for Paraguay.

World Cup Player to Watch: Part Two

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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England – Paul Robinson By The Scout With all of the fuss and furor surrounding young Mr Rooney’s metatarsal, as well as coach Sven Goran Eriksson’s tactics and team selection, little focus has been paid to one of the main … Continue reading

Rooney Cleared to play; Returns to Germany

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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A whole nation rejoiced when this picture was broadcast earlier today. Wayne Rooney has been declared fit and will play in Germany, though his status for Saturday’s opener versus Paraguay is still up in the air. With Rooney’s return England … Continue reading

GROUP B PREVIEW

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Group B originally looked like one of the toughest in the World Cup Draw. However in the past few weeks, arguably the most important player for each of the three serious contenders from this group has fallen with a serious … Continue reading

Thoughts on England v Belarus match

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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A slow week for good posts, largely because I’ve been spending most nights writing article after article for the next issue of the EPL Talk Magazine. Thankfully I’ve been able to continue writing with one eye on my laptop, and … Continue reading

Scolari Pulls Out of England Race

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Portuguese national coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has just made the shocking announcement that he does not want to become the manager of the England national team due to the pressure from the English media. Read the full story at http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/internationals/4955490.stm

BREAKING NEWS: Scolari Accepts England Job

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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  The London Evening Standard newspaper today is reporting that Luiz Felipe Scolari has accepted the offer for him to become the next England national team manager. Read the following article (see bulletpoint near bottom of the page) to learn … Continue reading

England Announce World Cup Song

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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With great anticipation, England has announced what band will have the honor of recording the official World Cup Song for the English national team this summer. The band is Embrace and the song name will be “World At Your Feet.” … Continue reading

Everton Adds English Flavor to the EPL

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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It was interesting to watch Everton maul Aston Villa 4-1 last Saturday, not just because of the goalfest, but for other reasons too. Everton were playing a very English style of soccer, with mostly British players, playing in a quintessential … Continue reading

Germans Prepare for Peter Crouch Arrival

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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It looks almost certain that Liverpool striker Peter Crouch will be in the England World Cup squad this summer.