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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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Randon Thoughts

It was outstanding to see Clint Dempsey score the winning goal for Fulham yesterday. In fact it is probably the goal that will save Fulham from the drop. Maybe that will earn Dempsey a new contract, that until yesterday was totally undeserved. It was fantastic to see Jason Kreis, one […]

Maldini tackles Beckham in Miami – should MLS be worried? By Simon Evans

The North American Soccer League hates being called a ‘second division’ and so the turn of phrase used by Italy’s venerable daily newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport on Thursday will have cheered the league’s commission Bill Peterson. Reporting the announcement that Miami is to have an NASL team from next season […]

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MLS conference finals: Top seeds Dallas, New York hope for turnarounds at home

FC Dallas and the New York Red Bulls seek home triumphs Sunday in second-leg semifinal matches for a chance to launch themselves into next week’s Major League Soccer Cup final. The Portland Timbers beat Dallas 3-1 in last Sunday’s Western Conference semifinal opening leg while the Red Bulls fell 2-0 […]