Category Archives: England

England: The Blame Game, Part 2

Yesterday this blog began appraising the various issues surrounding the England team’s ignominious exit from World Cup 2010. If you’ve not already done so, go have a read of it. And then come back and read part 2, which is … Continue reading

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England: The Blame Game, Part One

As reported this morning, John Barnes has spoken of the “blame game” that inevitably follows an England exit from a major tournament. Never one to disappoint, Nathan’s World Cup takes a look at the various possible explanations for England’s dismal … Continue reading

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Gerrard, Rooney Pull Out Of £1m Skills Show

England captain Steven Gerrard and star striker Wayne Rooney have pulled out of a planned soccer skills show, saying their participation would have been “inappropriate” following their dismal showing at the World Cup. The players would have earned £500,000 each … Continue reading

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John Barnes: England Team Need Socialism

Former England winger John Barnes has claimed the national side will never be a success until it embraces socialism. “Football is a socialist sport,” he said. “Financially, some may receive more rewards than others but, from a footballing perspective, for … Continue reading

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Germany 4-1 England

Thomas Muller struck twice in three minutes as Germany hammered a desperately poor England. Fabio Capello’s men may look back in anger on a wrongly disallowed Frank Lampard goal, with the match delicately poised at 2-1, but the reality is … Continue reading

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Der Gobshite

Part-time football administrator and full-time Nazi propagandist Franz Beckenbauer has made headlines again this morning ahead of England’s meeting with Germany in the round of 16 on Sunday. Beckenbauer won the tournament with Germany as a player in 1974 and … Continue reading

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Slovenia 0-1 England: Player Ratings

David James Didn’t have an awful lot to do but did it all very well. Held almost everything that came his way in another solid performance to add to his display against Algeria. Will surely be more involved against Germany … Continue reading

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