Tag Archives: England

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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Slovenia 0-1 England

In a word: better. This was a spirited performance, and one in which the pampered brats of the Premier League showed the world that yes, they can in fact play as a team. The scoreline flattered a Slovenian side who … Continue reading

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England 0-0 Algeria

Where to begin? This was horrible stuff from the first minute to last. England can still qualify with a win over Slovenia and may yet top the group, but that is not the point. The point is why, after the … Continue reading

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Has Capello’s Halo Slipped Already?

When Fabio Capello was appointed as England manager he spoke of a selection policy based on form and fitness. This was music to the ears of English supporters who had suffered through the Eriksson and McClaren days of players being … Continue reading

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England 1-1 USA

Robert Green was the safe choice. There were questions over David James’s fitness after a season that saw his club side relegated. Joe Hart had a great season on loan at Birmingham City but there were valid concerns over his … Continue reading

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