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Tag Archives: Fabio Capello

How Fabio Capello Rated His England Team According to Capello Index

Posted on by Christopher Harris

It’s a bizarre story. First, in May, before the World Cup kicked off, Fabio Capello along with a man named Chicco Merighi launched the Capello Index, an objective system that measures and evaluates the performances of players. But after the … Continue reading

Capello Is One Step Away From Being a Dead Man Walking

Posted on by John Nicholson

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 … Continue reading

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

Posted on by Paul Bestall

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 … Continue reading

Where it all Went Wrong for England: The Sequel

Posted on by Chris McQuade

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 … Continue reading

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

Posted on by Patrick Dresslar

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 … Continue reading

Are We Taking England's World Cup Exit Too Seriously?

Posted on by John Nicholson

And so the England inquest begins once again. After every tournament the same earth is dug over and over again. There can’t be a single argument, idea or notion that hasn’t been given an airing in the last 48 hours. … Continue reading

Why the England Job Should Not Be The Focus Right Now

Posted on by Christopher Harris

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 … Continue reading

Where Does England Go From Here?

Posted on by Libi Thomas

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 … Continue reading

So Much for the Three Lions

Posted on by Eric Altshule

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 … Continue reading

The Capello Show: Video of Fabio On England's Bench Against Slovenia

Posted on by Christopher Harris

It’s seldom that a highlights video is laugh-out-loud funny, but this compilation video showing Fabio Capello and his reaction to England’s performance against Slovenia in the World Cup made me guffaw several times. The best moments include Stuart Pearce. So … Continue reading

Who Would You Start If You Were Fabio Capello?

Posted on by Christopher Harris

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. … Continue reading

Henry Winter Interview: World Cup, Premier League and Custard Creams

Posted on by Christopher Harris

EPL Talk’s Laurence McKenna had an opportunity recently to sit down with Henry Winter, one of the most accomplished English football authors and writers in the United Kingdom. Just minutes before the England versus Mexico friendly at Wembley, McKenna had … Continue reading

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

Posted on by Jesse Chula

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 … Continue reading

Experience or Form? Which One Would You Go For?

Posted on by Kishore Nair

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 … Continue reading

Top 10 Excuses to Expect from England and its Supporters

Posted on by Christopher Harris

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 … Continue reading

Barney Ronay Interview: The World Cup

Posted on by Christopher Harris

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. … Continue reading

For Abject England, Expect More of the Same

Posted on by Eric Altshule

  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, … Continue reading

World Cup Poll: Should England Pick David James or Joe Hart?

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Robert Green’s blunder for England against the United States means that England coach Fabio Capello now faces the decision of whether to pick David James or Joe Hart for England’s next game, against Algeria on Friday. But if you were … Continue reading