Category Archives: England

Lallana could be England’s Saint

In the parallel universe where nothing is no longer certain and teams in crisis turn into challengers – and vice versa – that the Premier League has been for the first four months of the season, it’s impossible to look … Read more…

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Pellegrini’s decision could leave Roy Hodgson Hart-broken

The moment that seemed unthinkable during Manchester City’s title-winning campaign in 2012 and had become increasingly possible over the last 12 months finally arrived on Saturday. Joe Hart was dropped for City’s league game against Norwich City, after Manuel Pellegrini … Read more…

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Forget about the monkey, England’s problem is a mole

Joy is often the briefest and sharpest of feelings. In England’s case it not only is brief, it also comes accompanied by tumultuous background stories, the obligatory storm in the teacup, if you like.

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Wayne Rooney might at last prove to be England’s talisman

As Wayne Rooney soared to meet Leighton Baines’ cross to head England past Poland and onto the World Cup in Brazil, he focused solely on burying the ball into the net, rather than on the implications his presence in Brazil … Read more…

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England and the World Cup: low expectations might be a welcome change

Ahead of Friday’s clash against Montenegro, England expected. Those expectations had grown exponentially by the time Roy Hodgson’s men kicked off their final qualifier last night. Between now and the opening ceremony on June 12, England will expect, as the … Read more…

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World Cup: five things we’ve learnt from the qualifiers

Now that the long, hard, slog that are the World Cup qualifiers is over and that fans begin to toy with the hypothesis of spending a lifetime worth of savings on a tickets for Brazil, it’s time to look back … Read more…

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