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Rooney Must Back Down

Speculation over the future of Wayne Rooney is beginning to reach fever pitch. The Gaffer has already given us his opinion on the issue which is dividing football fans. Who is in the wrong? Sir Alex Ferguson or Wayne Rooney? If I was writing this article earlier on this year, […]

More Frustration For Manchester United

While Michael Owen came off the bench to rescue a point for Manchester United at Bolton, it was another disappointing result for Sir Alex Ferguson’s men. The result completed a bitterly disappointing day for the Scott, who once again saw his talisman Wayne Rooney produce another ineffective display. Rooney’s performance […]

Switzerland Game A Welcome Distraction For Rooney

Wayne Rooney will represent England against Switzerland in the midst of a media storm that is threatening to overshadow England’s 4-0 demolition of Bulgaria. While most would expect Rooney to struggle under the pressure, it would be just like him to return to form with a bang and do all […]

Should Fabio Capello Still Be England Manager? Of Course.

After a successful, if occassionally indifferent 4-0 win over Bulgaria on Friday, England have won 11 successive home games. Before this game, the British tabloids were ready, knives sharpened, to cut England’s manager to pieces. In his England-Bulgaria preview last week, titled ‘Fabio Capello has lost his players and now […]

A Welcome Result For Capello

With the pressure on Fabio Capello,  England finally delivered a performance to make the country proud. But was this result and the performance the start of a change in fortunes for Capello or another result that get’s our hopes up only to be disappointed down the line? England may have […]

Make Or Break Time For Capello

After a hectic start to the Premier League season attentions now turn to England who face two crucial games in five days that will set a trend for Fabio Capello’s next two years in charge of England. Before the World Cup Fabio Capello could do no wrong. He was seen […]

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 […]

New Updated ESPN "Power of 10" TV Spot for World Cup

A couple months before the World Cup, ESPN released a series of 4 TV ads in their “One Game Changes Everything” campaign. If you don’t remember the ads, there was “Robben Island”, “United”, “Power of 10″ and “Passion”, and they came out in that order separated by about two weeks. The ads […]

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 […]

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The Special One’s Goal of Week Six

Headlines from Italy read, A sensational Swedish backheel, Magical Ibra!, Ibra waves his magic wand, Inter go top. Some excellent goals were scored this week including, Del Piero’s trade mark free-kick, Gilardino’s header and Kuzmanovic’s quick take, off the Montolivo free-kick but it should be obvious from the introduction Goal of The Week falls […]

Ian Holloway Quotes Of The Year: 2010 Edition

In many ways, 2010 has been the year of Ian Holloway. The man, the mystery, the manager. After securing an impressive win against Cardiff City in the Championship Play-Off Final to earn promotion to the Premier League, Ian Holloway’s Blackpool side has been a revelation to watch this season, opening […]

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What happened to the FIFA members who voted for Russia and Qatar

Five years ago on Wednesday, FIFA’s executive committee chose Russia to host the 2018 World Cup and Qatar for 2022 in one of the most controversial votes in sporting history. Sixteen of the 24 executive members have been suspended, arrested for bribery, or banned. Others have faced questions about their […]