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England 1-0 Slovenia: Defoe's Goal: Video

For England supporters who can’t get enough of seeing how England scored the goal against Slovenia today in the 2010 World Cup, here is the video replay of the goal scored by Jermain Defoe. And what a beautiful cross it was that led to the goal. Defoe got into a […]

England v Slovenia, World Cup 2010: Open Thread

It all comes down to this. Ninety minutes in Port Elizabeth. England against Slovenia in a must-win World Cup game for Fabio Capello’s team. Before, during and after the match, post your comments, questions or observations in the section below. And no matter where you live in the world, let’s […]

Who Would You Start If You Were Fabio Capello?

You’re Fabio Capello and it’s the night before one of the biggest games of your career where your name is on the line and you have millions of England fans putting the pressure on you to make the correct decisions. But who would you start for England against Slovenia tomorrow? […]

England 0-0 Algeria: Lego Highlights

There’s something beautiful about watching soccer highlights played out by stop-motion Lego characters. It even makes a boring match such as England 0-0 Algeria look exciting. Watch the above video to see the highlights, which even includes Wayne Rooney’s rant in front of the TV camera and the England fans […]

Is Joe Cole the Answer to England's Attacking Deficiencies?

As England approach their last chance to qualify for the round of sixteen, the avoidance of certain embarrassment and arguably this generation’s most important make or break match, John Terry and the England squad have voiced their concerns over a beer with Fabio Capello resulting in the request to include Joe Cole (among other […]

Experience or Form? Which One Would You Go For?

We have been here before. England’s performances so far have been under scrutiny and they have been panned by blood thirsty critics and fans alike. There is a feeling among most of us that the barrage aimed at England is quite reasonable but is it entirely the players fault? End […]

Top 10 Excuses to Expect from England and its Supporters

England is one game away from being knocked out of the World Cup. And while England’s supporters are still reeling from the abysmal performance against Algeria, they’re now looking for excuses. They need someone to blame. What else can explain the dire performance in a game that most people (myself […]

Where it All Went Wrong for England

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. Firstly, England played their usual tactics against Algeria who, in turn, played to stifle those tactics. With 3 […]

England 0-0 Algeria: Pathetic England Ruin Chances

England continued their dismal 2010 World Cup performance today with a 0-0 draw against Algeria. After England’s 1-1 draw last week against the United States, everyone expected England to come out guns a-blazing against Algeria. But the way they played was embarrassing. Wayne Rooney was absolutely abysmal yet again for […]

England v Algeria, World Cup 2010: Open Thread

After an incredible draw between Slovenia and the United States, the world will now be watching England against Algeria this afternoon to see what those two teams in Group C can do. For England, it’s more important than ever for them to win this match especially if the games in […]

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Overrated England Sure to Disappoint in 2010

  As we head into the festive season, English fans are wrapping the present they give themselves before every World Cup – the gift of unbridled confidence in their national football team.  And yet, as they have for the past 40+ years, those English fans are likely to stick their […]

Help on the Way for the Galaxy?

Cory Gibbs/BBC Sport Despite the presence of the two of the most gifted players ever in Major League Soccer, the Los Angeles Galaxy appear to be sinking without a trace. A leaky defense and poor linkup play have made the Galaxy at this point a side that is struggling to […]

Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 27: Open Thread

It’s been a very long time since the margin of difference in talent between Manchester United and Manchester City has been this thin. Whatever happens, it’s going to be a very close game with so much on the line. A win for City will catapult their league title ambitions. A […]

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