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England v Spain: Why Gerard Pique is the luckiest man in the world

11 Nov 2011

Gerard Pique is the luckiest man in the world. I am not particularly an envious man, as much as I would love the life of a football star, with its well documented fortunes, I am fully aware of the fact that I am simply not that good at...
 

England v Spain: La Masia the key to Spain's success

11 Nov 2011

When England and Spain take to the field on Saturday evening there will be a team united and a team of individuals. The latter is not England. Whilst Fabio Capello's men struggle against racist allegations, adultery, court cases,...
 

England v Spain: Two Spanish maestros

11 Nov 2011

On Saturday, an arguably unstable and undecided England midfield must come up against one of the best midfield partnerships in world football. Spanish maestros Andres Iniesta and Xavi (pictured) have been helping their national...
 

England v Spain: Rodwell and Sturridge given chance to shine

11 Nov 2011

Fabio Capello prepares to experiment with his squad as England welcome Spain and Sweden to Wembley for friendly internationals this week. The Italian will be relieved to get back to football after a week in which John Terry’s inclusion...
 

England v Spain: Unanswered questions

10 Nov 2011

The excitement of two England friendlies coming up is reaching fever pitch. Well, perhaps more accurately, many England fans are expecting an anti climax in both games - with some just hoping that Fabio Capello's men can avoid a heavy...
 

England v Spain: Could Poppy row lead to match being called off?

9 Nov 2011

The Poppy row has reached crisis point - and could lead to England's game against Spain being called off. That's according to bookmakers William Hill, who are offering odds of 16-1 that the match will not go ahead. William Hill...
 

England v Spain: Is Pearce the man to replace Capello?

9 Nov 2011

After all the speculation suggesting David Beckham or Sir Alex Ferguson will lead the Great Britain football team at the Olympics, Stuart Pearce was the man assigned with the task to bring home gold - amongst significantly less media hype. ...
 

England v Spain: Defending the indefensible

9 Nov 2011

As England prepare to take on the mighty Spaniards, William Wilson analyses why a public dressing down from a manager is sometimes a good thing – and wonders if Wayne Rooney deserves his ‘world class’ tag. “It was...
 

England v Spain: Pardew's England credentials on the rise

9 Nov 2011

It looks as though England will have an English manager when the Football Association part company with Fabio Capello. Harry Redknapp appears to have emerged as number one choice - in fact he appears to be the red hot favourite. ...
 

Gerrard return is a welcome boost for England

17 Oct 2011

With the English talent on display at Anfield, the big clash between Liverpool and Manchester United was impossible to ignore. With all eyes on home talent now that qualification for the European...
 

Why I fell out of love with the England team

15 Oct 2011

Last Friday I did something that, years ago, would have been unthinkable. I missed England’s final and crucial Euro 2012 qualifier. There were mitigating circumstances, but not particularly strong ones, and I made little...
 

Welbeck set to replace Rooney for England

14 Oct 2011

A moment of madness, a rush of blood to the head and a lack of sense - all phrases that can be attributed to the challenge that led to Wayne Rooney’s red card in Montenegro last Friday. England’s leading man has been handed a...
 

The search for England's new manager is on

14 Oct 2011

Fabio Capello won't be kept on past the European Championships in Poland and Ukraine. So, the search is on to find the next England boss. The FA's David Bernstein has announced that Capello is to...
 

Rooney to miss England's Euro 2012 group games

13 Oct 2011

Wayne Rooney has been suspended for three games after his sending off against Montenegro. The ban means Rooney will miss England's Euro 2012 group stage games.
 

Diary of an England fan abroad

13 Oct 2011

My good friend Chris and I follow England home and away. We enjoy it. We get to see some great places and meet some great people. So it’s off to Montenegro we go, all to hopefully see England qualify for the European...
 

Capello the visionary?

12 Oct 2011

After the debacle in South Africa last year, many would view Fabio Capello as another expensive failure who does not seem to understand the nuances of English football. "We simply don’t play like they do across the Channel. We...
 

England qualify for Euro 2012 on difficult night in Montenegro

8 Oct 2011

England earned the point that took them through to next year's European Championships on an uneasy night in Montenegro. A goal at the end of each half for the home side held England back from claiming what looked like an assured victory,...
 

Ferdinand left out of England squad

3 Oct 2011

Rio Ferdinand has been left out of England's squad for Friday's Euro 2012 qualifier in Montenegro. Strikers Andy Carroll, Bobby Zamora, Danny Welbeck and Darren Bent are included, as is Scott Carson, currently...
 

England slip to eighth in FIFA rankings

27 Sep 2011

England have slipped four places to eighth in the latest FIFA world rankings - but Spain have regained top spot, leapfrogging Holland. While England are the biggest losers in the top 10, Portugal made the biggest gain, jumping three...