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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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English Football Is Not Dead, But It's On The Critical List

There is a current malaise effecting almost everyone in England that follows the national side, from fans, retailers, journalists and TV executives. The finger of blame is being pointed fairly equally between Fabio Capello and the highly paid, highly hyped and self important members of the squad. Ashley Cole, despite […]

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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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How Fabio Capello Blew it, and Why He Should Be Fired

I am fully aware that I am late to the why-England-were-eliminated-party here, but as I’ve pored over the litany of explanations on the web, I’ve found that there is an unfair discrepancy of player blame vs. manager blame. Sure, the England stars appeared lackadaisical and short on ideas, but these […]

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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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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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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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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? […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Barney Ronay Interview: The World Cup

Laurence McKenna, co-host of the EPL Talk and World Cup Buzz Podcasts, recently had a golden opportunity to sit down with one of the most remarkable English football writers and authors, Barney Ronay of The Guardian and When Saturday Comes. In this second part of the interview series (part one […]

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For Abject England, Expect More of the Same

  England fans have traditionally been guilty of the sin of not really looking.  Reading the English press, there seems a general sense of shock about how their team performed in their first game yesterday.  But to a neutral observer, the result, and England’s sorry, tired performance, was not really […]

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