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7 England Footballers Who Should Join Heskey in Retirement

English footballer Emile Heskey did the noble thing this week by announcing his retirement from international football. Despite lots of criticism, Heskey was a stalwart for England, making 62 appearances for his country between 1999 and 2010 and contributing a large number of assists and seven goals. He’ll be remembered […]

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How the World Cup Uses Us and Wears Us Out

This may well be the first time that you hear Bobby Goldsboro talked about in the football column and it will almost certainly the last. Bobby, you may or may not recall is a singer who had a few hits in the 60s and 70s, one of which, “Summer (The […]

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England Football Supporters Need Your Help: Video

These are rough times. England football supporters are destitute of any hope. They’re tired, ragged and in need of your support to get through this difficult period. Any help you can provide will be appreciated greatly. This is their hour of need. Thank you in advance for your contributions.

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Capello Is One Step Away From Being a Dead Man Walking

The great thing about football is that it is a never-ending soap opera. One tournament draws to a conclusion and it’s not long before another begins. In a little over a week, the Under 19s European Championship gets underway with England playing a potentially tough trio of Austria, Holland and […]

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The Daily Show Tackles English Football Hooliganism: Video

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c World Cup 2010: Into Africa – Vuvuzealots www.thedailyshow.com Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Tea Party In case you missed, I know I did, here’s the hysterical segment from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show last week featuring John […]

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Reasons for England Football Fans to be Cheerful

Supposedly, the Three Lions on England football shirts represent pride, passion and courage. Clearly, it’s time for a kit redesign. Even as England’s footballing lions shriveled into meek kittens in the World Cup cauldron it may be finally sinking in that England are ordinary. They’re capable of qualifying for major […]

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England 1-4 Germany in Lego Football: Video

Watching the highlights of Germany’s demolition of England in the World Cup are a pretty depressing sight, but LegoFussball.eu have brought some levity to the situation by featuring the highlights as played out by Lego characters. Each scene uses stop motion photography. Particularly interesting is the replay of Frank Lampard’s […]

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Where it all Went Wrong for England: The Sequel

In short: Everywhere. Though that won’t do. England’s problems were numerous and solutions are not easy to come by. It’s best to look at the team and the manager as a whole. Hang on, that sounds awfully familiar, oh well the point still stands. England’s elimination was in hindsight predictable […]

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Why the England Job Should Not Be The Focus Right Now

The British press are in a tizzy about who should replace Fabio Capello as the next England manager, or whether the Italian should remain in charge. Harry Redknapp? Roy Hodgson? Martin O’Neill? I’ve even read David Beckham’s name mentioned as a potential candidate. But let’s face the bitter reality. Whoever […]

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When Will Soccer Officiating Get With the Times?

Sunday’s refereeing blunders, following the many glaring group stage errors, have reignited a debate over changing the sport’s rules. Some favor video replay, some favor an additional referee who would only monitor each goal area, while others would prefer a sensor-system for goals similar to that used in hockey. Of all the ideas, the addition […]

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Where Does England Go From Here?

There is a saying that once you hit rock bottom the only way out is up. Unfortunately there is another option, stagnating at the rock bottom. The England national team hit rock bottom in South Africa and those out there flattering themselves that England will emerge from the utter mess […]

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RTE Analysis of England's World Cup Campaign: Video

Whether you love or hate RTE’s analysis of English football, watch the following video for analysis of England’s 2010 World Cup campaign. For some England fans, it may feel like rubbing salt into open wounds. But the critical analysis, whether you agree with it or not, is something that you […]

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FIFA Ruining Growth of Soccer Worldwide

Soccer is by far the most popular sport in the world. But there are still two massive continents in this world (Asia and North America) as well as other regions where the sport could be much more popular and where the populations are burgeoning. However, FIFA continues to make cataclysmic […]

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So Much for the Three Lions

I now have a new all-time favorite soccer quote.  After the English team drew against the USA and Algeria, barely beat Slovenia and was torn open and summarily dismissed from the World Cup by Germany, BBC commentator Chris Waddle had this observation: “England will never win the World Cup while […]

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