Category Archives: England

Forget Brazil, England players are playing for their future

The temptation, in occasions such as tonight, is to burden the match with more significance and importance that it already carries, true to the quintessentially English habit of hyping up occasions. However, as far as some of the players are … Read more…

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England’s five memorable qualifiers

England might well breeze through tonight’s crucial qualifier at home against Poland, but the Three Lions have made a habit of leaving it late in qualifying campaigns. So late, in fact, that nine of their last 12 qualifying campaigns for … Read more…

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World Cup qualifiers: five things to expect from the final round

Tuesday nights might not carry the same charm of a Friday or Saturday evening, but tomorrow night could be a special occasions for many nations, as a the long road to Rio that began over a year ago reaches its … Read more…

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England’s potential play-off perils

With Friday’s convincing 4-1 win against Montenegro increasingly becoming a distant memory, England turn their focus on tomorrow night’s clash against Poland, which will decide whether Roy Hodgson’s men can start book their hotels in Brazil, or whether they’ll have … Read more…

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Hodgson and England can’t afford to fail

Without a shadow of a doubt, there have been better weeks to be England manager than the current one. Not only has Roy Hodgson seen the man who he pipped to the most coveted spot English football claim that Hodgson’s … Read more…

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England can’t be worried by the likes of Montenegro and Poland

“England expects”, “We will not let you down” roar some of today’s backpages, ahead of the first of England’s crucial last two qualifiers against Montenegro and Poland. Given the excitement and the expectations that have surrounded the game against Montenegro … Read more…

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