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Tag Archives: Wayne Rooney

England’s Biggest Problem – They Are Just Not that Good

Posted on by Eric Altshule

  For a number of months there has been a debate on this site about how good the English team really is.  Most have claimed that this version of the Three Lions represented a golden generation of players finally coming … 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

Will the Real England Please Stand Up?

Posted on by Ron Preston Jr

  Going into this World Cup many people are expecting big things from the England squad, and why not?  All play in what’s considered the best league in the world, they have one of the top three strikers in the … Continue reading

England v USA: The Key Matchups

Posted on by Patrick Dresslar

Wayne Rooney, Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard, John Terry, Ashley Cole. An illustrious lot, these world footballing stars would make the starting XI of just about every squad on the planet and are known from the Midwest to the Midlands. Landon … Continue reading

Rio Ferdinand's Exit Doesn't Hinder England's Chances of Winning the World Cup (Welcome to the England Captaincy Steven Gerrard)

Posted on by Jesse Chula

On a day where two of the Premier League’s brightest and most popular stars succumbed to various knacks and knocks and subsequently exit the World Cup, another of the league’s most popular athletes ascends into the captaincy of the England National team … Continue reading

Wayne Rooney Stars In TV Ad With James Corden

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Manchester United and England legend Wayne Rooney stars in a new TV commercial which also features British actor and comedian James Corden. In the advert, Corden pretends to be a TV director shooting Rooney as he scores a winning goal … Continue reading

The 7 Players Fabio Capello Should Drop From England's World Cup Squad

Posted on by Kristian Downer

Well the 30 players named in Fabio Capello’s England squad have had multiple trainng sessions and two games to earn their place on the plane to South Africa. Now is the time that this squad must be trimmed to 23 … Continue reading

Wayne's World: The Importance of Rooney

Posted on by Sameer Chopra

It seems every World Cup, England puts together a solid team, that somehow depends upon the brilliance of a single man, who can take the merely good players around him, and make them into world beaters. In years past it … Continue reading

Peter "No Slouch" Crouch: What Should Capello Do With This Guy?

Posted on by Patrick Dresslar

Another England match, another goal for Peter Crouch. Sure, the one against Mexico yesterday was hardly artful, in fact, it was illegal on two fronts: handball and offside. But to speak of that Mexican injustice misses the point. Peter Crouch … Continue reading

England vs USA, Is It Just Another Game?

Posted on by Paul Bestall

Ever since the World Cup draw was made back in December, all eyes in the United States have been on the first game in Group C. The match against England is widely anticipated in America, but here it’s just another … Continue reading

2009-10 Best Premier League Players and Managers

Posted on by Christopher Harris

During the past few weeks, over 58,000 soccer fans from around the world voted in the 2009-10 EPL Awards, a readers choice awards competition that recognizes the best in Premier League football — everything from players and managers to podcasts, … Continue reading

The England Outsiders #5. The Strikers

Posted on by Paul Bestall

2006 was a disaster for England’s much vaunted strikers in so many ways it was depressing. It was clearly Sven Goran-Eriksson’s nadir as the England supremo as his eccentric choices left England woefully short of options. Michael Owen was so … Continue reading

Manchester United 1-0 Manchester City – Matchday Observations and Late Drama

Posted on by Jesse Chula

The highly anticipated Manchester Derby took place Saturday with frustrating and mixed results. Both teams seemed satisfied to sit back and not risk over-committing attacking players while each team was still able to enjoy decent spells of possession, but minimal … Continue reading

A Little Perspective for Manchester United Supporters

Posted on by Jesse Chula

Manchester United were eliminated from the most coveted Cup competition in the world on Wednesday night in heartbreaking fashion. Having won their home leg 3-2 and finishing off the tie with a level aggregate score of 4-4, United were put … Continue reading

Berbatov Critics Proven Right

Posted on by Patrick Dresslar

Last week in the build-up to the English Premier League’s most anticipated match of the season, there were many in the press and blogosphere that openly questioned Dimitar Berbatov’s ability to replace Wayne Rooney as an effective lone striker. I, … Continue reading

Wayne Rooney's Injury Makes it Chelsea's Title to Lose

Posted on by Patrick Dresslar

Without even kicking a ball, Chelsea were given a gift this week.  One roll of Wayne Rooney’s ankle has altered the dynamic of the entire 2009-10 EPL campaign, and has handed Carlo Ancelotti more than just a lifeline, but possibly … Continue reading

Wayne Rooney's Injury Adds to Manchester United's Insult

Posted on by Jesse Chula

Football truly is a game like no other where minutes can feel like hours and hours can sometimes feel like days. As quickly and powerfully as the ball can be slammed into the net, it’s equally as quick that a team’s fortune or good … Continue reading

Everton Continue To Be Overlooked

Posted on by Paul Bestall

You’ve got to feel for David Moyes and the never ending injury situation at Goodison Park. Since they finished fourth in 2005, it seems every season starts in December due to the injury affliction that seemingly curses the Toffees. Thankfully, … Continue reading