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Does Bothroyd England Call Up Show That Talent Can Overcome Temperament?

This week Jay Bothroyd went one better by receiving his first call up to the senior squad to reach a new peak in what has been a somewhat chequered career.
Described by his own manager as ‘high maintenance’ the road to international has not been an easy one for the 28 year old striker who has been described by Arsene Wenger as one of the most talented strikers to play at the club.

Some Shock Names In The England Squad For France Friendly

Fabio Capello has announced his squad for Wednesday’s friendly with France and one name in the squad will certainly cause England fans to raise an eyebrow. Cardiff striker Jay Bothroyd has received a surprise call-up and while it is a fitting reward for the 28-year-old’s impressive start to the season, […]

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Where Did It All Go Wrong For Hull City?

When a team only wins 2 games out of 18, you’d fully expect them to be propping up the Premiership table, already planning for life in the Championship the following season. Thankfully for Hull City, their fantastic start to the season has kept them out of the bottom 3, hanging […]

Sevilla’s Stylish Start

As The Gaffer already mentioned Sevilla kicked off their season on Saturday with a 4-1 win over Getafe. While I had been looking forward to the Madrid derby, I decided to watch the Sevilla-Getafe match and was not disappoined at all. The game had plenty of excitement, flair and talking […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo is determined to mask his decline

Earlier last week, Brazilian legend Ronaldinho left yet another club by mutual agreement. The story was like every other. After an initial bout of optimism, his time at the club (in this case, Fluminense) quickly turned tumultuous, and a split was in the best interest of both parties. It’s the […]

Review: Honigstein’s ‘Das Reboot’ is required reading for fans of German, US soccer

“Das Reebot,” a new book from Raphael Honingstein which hits book stores and online retailers on Tuesday, is a masterful look at how German soccer broke out of its conservative traditions to create a world champion. While Germany has always from the view of outsiders been a world powerhouse, having never […]