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Where Footballers Are From

Which team has the most french players? Which country has the most players playing in the premier league outside of England? Check out this really sweet interactive tool which shows you all this and more… Where Footballers are from by Jacamo

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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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Pearce Names Bizarre Olympic Squad

Stuart Pearce named a bizarre 18 man Team GB squad as the Olympics draws ever closer. David Beckham was the highest profile absentee who was left out for ‘football reasons’, although that does seem odd as I don’t recall Beckham’s brother being involved in any ongoing racial investigation. Truth be told, I’m not even sure if Beckham...

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England 2 – 3 Holland – Lessons Learned

Image via Wikipedia Stuart Pearce’s first game as England manager ended in a last minute loss that was anything but unjust. Arjen Robben struck twice and Klaas Jan Huntelaar headed the other as the Dutch looked comfortable in their unfamiliar black shirts. What did we learn? England’s once solid defence is no more The Dutch found it far too easy to...

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Why Roy Hodgson Should Be The Next England Manager

Image via Wikipedia While the FA play it safe in their search for the next England manager, the ideal candidate goes about his business in an understated way, setting about turning another team into a solid unit that plays well above their station. Harry Redknapp is the front runner and many expect nailed on certainty to be the next man in charge, but when you...

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