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Archives: England

Steve McClaren Drops Beckham from England Squad

Posted on by Christopher Harris

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
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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
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  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

England Poised to Defeat Portugal

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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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

Scolari Made The Right Decision

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Imagine what if Scolari had accepted the England job before the World Cup? If you remember, the FA wanted Scolari to agree to the job before the tournament began and to start his new position immediately after the World Cup. … Continue reading

World Cup Losing its Fizz?

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Seven of the eight second round matches have been played, with just this afternoon’s France versus Spain match left. But out of the seven thus far, how many of them have been entertaining and had you sitting on the edge … Continue reading

England Rides Lady Luck

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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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

Semi Final Matchups Becoming Clearer

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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After the final second-round matches conclude Tuesday, only eight World Cup matches remain (and that includes the meaningless third-place match). Could we be destined for the following semi-final matches? Italy against Germany, and England versus Brazil? Or do you fancy … Continue reading

Britannia Rules The Waves

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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It wasn’t pretty. They didn’t play the best, but the win was what was important. How many times have we heard that this World Cup about England? But it’s true. The gutsy performance was what was needed to ease the … Continue reading

Doubts About England Selection

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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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
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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

World Cup Quarter Finals: ‘What If’ Scenarios

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Now, what if? What if England ties or beats Sweden today? Germany would presumably play Sweden, and England would play Ecuador. If both Germany and England would win those matches, here’s my prediction of who would play who in the … Continue reading

England Ready for Sweden

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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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