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England Grab A Point In Uninspiring Performance

English: Roy Hodgson as a head coach of Fulham F.C. Русский: Рой Ходжсон на посту главного тренера ФК «Фулхэм» (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Roy Hodgson’s makeshift England side secured a much needed point in Ukraine following an incredibly mediocre performance. Despite criticism from all corners (including Gary...

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Ibrahimovic Wonder Goal v England

Why is it that when a player scores a wonder goal at international level it’s always against England? Maradona, Ronaldinho and now Ibrahimovic…

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Outrage over racist abuse during England U21 game

Not for the first time, the powers that be at UEFA find themselves under pressure to act over the issue of racism. The events of Tuesday night during what was supposed to be a routine Under-21 game between England and Serbia were a stark reminder that more needs to be done to rid the game of this most vile of abuse – a lot more. (more…)

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England Caps Going Cheap

I seem to remember Sven always getting abuse for giving England caps out too cheaply, his policy of making wholesale changes in the second half of friendly games was heavily criticised but I’m not sure that he sank to the depths that Hodgson has. There seems to be 2 clear camps when picking players for the England squad, class and form. Class players have...

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Lampard’s Brace Take The Shine Off England Victory

Over the years, as England fans we’ve been lowering our expectations – for some it hasn’t even been a conscious decision. 15 years ago many would have been so bold to predict a 5-0 victory for England when they encountered a team like Moldova but things have changed. Years of England not hitting expectations had fans and pundits predicting a...

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Time To Step Up For England’s Fringe Players

England start off their qualifying campaign for the 2014 World Cup on Wednesday with a number of high profile absentees from the squad. Wayne Rooney, Ashley Cole, Scott Parker and Andy Carroll are not included leaving opportunities for players that have previously not had the opportunity to impress in an England shirt. It seems strange to think of players such...

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