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International Football Has Become An Irritating Interruption

Iain Anderson argues that international football has become more of an obstruction than something to look forward to in modern football. Back in 1966 an expectant English public hoped for World Cup success. They got it. In retrospect this was not the best thing that could have happened to the English game. Every game of the successful 1966 World Cup …

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The Role of the Holy Trinity in England’s Tournament Failures

And so after just ten days, the England World Cup journey is over and the fallout begins in earnest. Nobody is off limits as the ravenous English media look for individual(s) to blame in the national team’s latest failure at an international tournament. The knives had been sharpened for Wayne Rooney but his goal against Uruguay saved him the ignominy …

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Top Four WC Talking Points: England Bow Out, France Progress

1. England Betrayed Their Form Players And Paid The Price How many times have we heard this one before, England crash out early at a major tournament. The game with Uruguay promised so much for England after their positive performance against Italy. England fell almost completely flat, as Luis Suarez made the Three Lions pay dearly for some defensive lapses. If England’s best center …

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English Talent Is Wasted Under Roy Hodgson

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David Kennedy argues that Roy Hodgson is the wrong man to get the best out of the riches at his disposal as England manager. Greg Dyke says he won’t be sacked. Hodgson says he won’t resign. The FA yearn for continuation, but at what cost? The 38-year managerial career of Roy Hodgson reads like this: Success: Malmo, Neuchatel Xamax, Switzerland, Fulham. …

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England Bottle It…Again

England were beaten by Uruguay (mainly Suarez) in Sao Paolo in their second game of their World Cup. The sequence of results England now need to qualify has never been achieved before. English media will more than likely be calling for Roy Hodgson to get the boot ASAP and how the English players should be ashamed of themselves. English fans’ optimism …

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PA Preview:England vs Uruguay

England and Uruguay clash at 8pm on Thursday in the Arena Corinthians, São Paulo. It is a crucial game for both teams as a loss will effectively end their chances of progression to the knockout stages. England are coming off the back of a disappointing loss to the Italians and in one of the shocks of the tournament Uruguay suffered a surprise …

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Media ‘Experts’ Contributing To Wayne Rooney’s Downfall

You may not have heard but Wayne Rooney appears to be under performing in this year’s World Cup. Yes, ninety minutes in Manaus on Saturday and the annual ignominy of the English media is well and truly up and running. Like a diesel engine, the tabloid press in the UK puffs and pants at the start before warming up into a …

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Naive England Must Improve Defensively

Despite England’s encouraging display in their opening defeat against Italy in the World Cup, many English pundits are again singling out players for negative attention, most notably Wayne Rooney and Leighton Baines down the much maligned left flank of the English side. Many have called for Rooney to be dropped for Thursday’s game with Uruguay. However Rooney has also received …

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The Fault In England’s Stars

England has produced some of the brightest lights the world has ever seen, Beckham, Charlton, Lineker, Banks, Matthews, and they have had lengthy spells of dominance in European Football, but bizarrely only at club level. When we introduce them to the international scale, they have continued to come up short of their fans’ expectations. I do not mean to say they …

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Four Reasons Wayne Rooney Should Not Start Against Italy

Wayne Rooney’s questionable track record at major tournaments has led to many calling for Roy Hodgson to drop the Manchester United striker. Jack McCann provides us with four reasons why he believes Hodgson needs to start the 28-year-old from the bench. Fitness Roy Hodgson has already come out and said publicly that he was not satisfied with Rooney’s fitness and …

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World Cup 2014 – Six Teams To Support This Summer

In just four days, the greatest show on Earth begins; the FIFA World Cup. As Ireland are not involved, Rich Roberts is here to discuss six teams that are deserving of your support. Ireland’s ill-fated qualifying campaign means the Boys In Green will not be pitting themselves against the elite of world football. This failure ultimately brought a premature end …

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England Draw Posed More Questions Than Answers For Roy Hodgson

England’s second of three pre-World Cup friendlies saw both positives and negatives for manager and fans, as Hodgson’s side were held 2-2 by Ecuador in Florida. After initially falling behind following Enner Valencia’s powerful header, England equalised through the boot of Wayne Rooney in a scrappy point-blank finish. Shortly after the second half kicked off, recent Liverpool signing Rickie Lambert …

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Raheem Sterling Could Be England’s Secret Weapon

Following on from a highly successful season with Liverpool, Raheem Sterling has been deservedly awarded with a spot on Roy Hodgson’s World Cup squad. Sarah Fitzpatrick looks ahead to next month’s World Cup, a stage upon which Sterling might just fulfil his massive potential and announce his presence to the footballing world. Raheem Sterling came on to the scene in …

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The English Abroad: A Managerial Best & Worst

Steve McClaren returned to Wembley as Derby manager on Saturday for the first time since the ‘Wally with the Brolly’ incident in 2007. That 3-2 defeat to a talented Croatian side left McClaren’s reputation in tatters in England. He subsequently took up the managerial position at FC Twente in The Netherlands in a bid to rebuild his standing in the game – …

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Why Wayne Rooney Should Be Dropped From England’s Starting XI

Brian Bowler argues that for England to excel in Brazil, Wayne Rooney must be dropped from the national side’s starting eleven. In the summer of 2004, a young Everton striker announced himself onto the world stage of international football at the UEFA European Championships in Portugal. Wayne Rooney bagged a brace of goals against both Croatia and Switzerland in the …

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The Aggrieved XI – Players That Didn’t Make The England World Cup Squad

Roy Hodgson’s World Cup squad was announced earlier this week, with Ashley Cole’s omission and subsequent international retirement dominating the headlines. Although there can be no doubting that the Chelsea left back was the most high-profile casualty, there are a number of English players that will feel a little aggrieved that their outstanding performances this season were not rewarded with a trip to …

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Roy Hodgson’s England Squad Named

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Roy Hodgson has named his 23-man panel for the World Cup. The biggest surprises came on the standby list with the inclusion of John Flanagan and John Stones. Michael Carrick and Tom Cleverley also find themselves on the standby list. Goalkeepers Fraser Forster – Celtic Ben Foster – West Brom Joe Hart – Manchester City Defenders Leighton Baines – Everton Glen Johnson …

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Roy’s Boy’s: England World Cup Squad Predictions

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In the absence of our own Boys in Green from next month’s World Cup, much of the focus of Irish support will likely shift to supporting whoever happens to be next up for the auld enemy from across the channel. Particularly if that opportunity arises in England’s speciality – the penalty shoot out. With this in mind, and perhaps even …

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