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Where England Went Wrong…

Where England Went Wrong…

Everyone was under no illusions as to how tough it was going to be for England to progress through a difficult group which was viewed as the “group of death” due to the presence of three former winners (holding seven World Cups between them). However, an early elimination with just one point and two goals scored from three games surely ... Read More »

World Cup 2014: Should England Drop-out Players Be Named?

World Cup 2014: Should England Drop-out Players Be Named?

In another disappointing week for England, Harry Redknapp has kicked a hurting side while they were down. Speaking to BBC Sportsweek on Sunday 22nd June, Redknapp stated: “When full internationals came around, two or three players didn’t want to go and play for England. They’d come to me 10 days before the game and say: ‘Gaffer, get me out of ... Read More »

Why Wayne Wasn’t To Blame For Italy Defeat

Why Wayne Wasn’t To Blame For Italy Defeat

Judging by some of the reaction in the media following England’s defeat to Italy, you’d have been forgiven for thinking that England’s tournament had already ended and that we’d crashed out in a manner that typifies the English national team. Whilst the fact that England were beaten might not have surprised too many, those who watched the game would know ... Read More »

World Cup Preview: Group D

World Cup Preview: Group D

The group previews are coming thick and fast now as the countdown to Brazil vs. Croatia rolls on, and with it, comes footyblog’s preview of Group D: Comprised of Costa Rica, everyone’s favorite underachievers England, Italy, and the mighty Uruguay. Group Overview Group D, in similar fashion to Group B, provides a dividing line between the world’s elite sides and those ... Read More »

How England Should Approach The Italy Game

How England Should Approach The Italy Game

With just a week to go until England kick off their World Cup campaign against the Italians, Roy Hodgson must surely have his all-important team selection in mind for that crucial opening clash. The game against Italy has been built up as the most important of England’s group games and it has been generally viewed as a game we must ... Read More »

Why England Could Spring A Surprise This Summer

Why England Could Spring A Surprise This Summer

With about a week and a half to go until the big kick-off, it’s time to assess just how much of a chance England have of making progress in Brazil. Whilst the nation’s litany of major tournament failures throughout the years may have disillusioned many Three Lions fans, I believe there is still much cause for optimism that this young ... Read More »

Why Form Should Mainly Decide Who Goes To Brazil

Why Form Should Mainly Decide Who Goes To Brazil

The official deadline may be a month away but England manager Roy Hodgson is set to name his World Cup squad in just under a week’s time, three weeks earlier than required. He will announce the 23 names who have made it, as well as seven players who will be on standby should any of the original 23 suffer a ... Read More »

Why The Neutrals Are Backing Liverpool

Why The Neutrals Are Backing Liverpool

Having dismantled another top side in the Premier League yesterday, Liverpool are now only six wins away from lifting the title for the first time in the league’s current era. Not only would this be the greatest achievement in the history of the league but it would also restore some much needed credibility to the English game. The 4-0 victory, ... Read More »

Barkley’s return to form a timely boost to club and country

Barkley’s return to form a timely boost to club and country

There is absolutely no doubting the credentials of Everton youngster Ross Barkley. At just twenty-years-old he already has full international honours and has become a key part of Roberto Martinez’s midfield as they look to finish in the top four of the Premier League. Perhaps it is the fact that he has become such an integral part of the side, ... Read More »

Why The Mental Side Of The Game Is So Important

Why The Mental Side Of The Game Is So Important

Whilst kicking a ball into the goal from twelve yards shouldn’t theoretically prove to be much of a challenge for a professional or international footballer, many of them still fail from the spot. Seemingly, none more so than the growing list of England players at major tournaments. With a World Cup coming up, 100 days to go in fact, the ... Read More »