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Where do England go from here?

25 Jun 2012

That’s that then: penalty shootout heartbreak for the Three Lions. Again. Time for the team to pack their bags and for fans back home to pack away that St George flag, which they only belatedly removed from the attic a week or so...
 

Were we really going to win anyway?

25 Jun 2012

What's-a matter you? Hey! Gotta no respect. What-a you think you do? Why you look-a so sad? It's-a not so bad, it's a nice-a place. Ah, shaddapa you face. The wise words of Joe Dolce there, and I think we can all learn something...
 

England starting 11 v Italy

24 Jun 2012

England will play with an unchanged starting 11 against Italy and Mario Balotelli starts for the Italians, but defender Giorgio Chiellini will miss the game because of a thigh injury. Roy Hodgson is plotting how his players can beat the...
 

Venables tips England to win Euro 2012

24 Jun 2012

Former England manager Terry Venables believes the Three Lions are in good stead to win Euro 2012, despite Italy and the prospect of Germany standing in the way of the final. Venables took England to the semi-finals of the 1996...
 

Are England prepared for penalties?

24 Jun 2012

At every knockout tournament England reach, the question always arrives, do you practice penalties? The power and pressure of the shootout has become an integral part of the modern game. It has settled many important...
 

England v Italy: The key men who can make the difference

23 Jun 2012

A confident and buoyant England camp will travel to Kiev in high spirits for the final Euro 2012 quarter-final to play a dangerous, if inconsistent, Italy. The English will be aiming to make their first European...
 

England at major tournaments

22 Jun 2012

Tournament football and England; it’s been a journey full of high hopes but ultimately, many tears, disappointment and in recent years, penalties! Since winning the World Cup in 1966 (pictured), there have been moments...
 

The 10 greatest England goalkeepers

22 Jun 2012

Over the years England have been blessed with some of the world’s best keepers, with some regarded as the greatest of all time by the likes of Pele. Joe Hart has been one of the top keepers at Euro 2012, but where does he rank...
 

England fitness update

21 Jun 2012

England’s unexpected progress to the quarter-finals of Euro 2012 as group winners has brought much satisfaction to football fans across the land. Of course, with knockout games comes the possibility of extra-time and a penalty...
 

The Hodgson factor

21 Jun 2012

On the 1st of May, if anyone asked an England fan for their (honest) expectations for this year’s European Championships, they would have got answers as pessimistic as three losses from three games, with the most optimistic predicting a...
 

England: The unsung heroes

21 Jun 2012

As England progress confidently (sort of) to the knock-out stages of Euro 2012, many of the player’s performances slip under the shadow of England’s headline men. The likes of Steven Gerrard, Joe Hart and John Terry take much of...
 

England ratings

20 Jun 2012

Ian Ford assesses England’s players in the victory over Ukraine and the tournament thus far. Joe Hart: 8/10 (v Ukraine) - 9/10 (Overall) Thank the Lord we have him. Even with his defenders doing their usual panic and retreat...
 

Why England won’t win Euro 2012

20 Jun 2012

Despite a promising start, England remain unlikely to win Euro 2012. There is hope following the first three games, and they are not out of it yet, but in the back of England fans' minds is the nagging thought that Roy Hodgson's...
 

Rooney scores as England finish top of Group D

19 Jun 2012

England 1-0 Ukraine Wayne Rooney was on target as England finished top of Group D, to set up a quarter-final clash with Italy. But Steven Gerrard was the architect again for England, with a great ball in from the right setting up...
 

England starting 11 v Ukraine: how did they do?

19 Jun 2012

Wayne Rooney was back and it was his goal that sent England through as Group D winners, thanks to a superb ball in from the right from Steven Gerrard. Despite a few scary moments, England beat Ukraine 1-0 and in the end they topped the...
 

Steven Gerrard: Captain fantastic

19 Jun 2012

The match with Ukraine in Donetsk saw the return of Wayne Rooney to the starting 11 following suspension. Rooney’s presence on the scene lifted hopes for England supporters, but what the Three Lions have had for all...
 

Can England’s defence shape up?

19 Jun 2012

It’s a tough one, defining the English defence. It’s the equivalent of taking on the Spanish in the quarter finals, that’s how tough it is, but if things go to plan tonight we’ll likely find assessing the English defence a lot easier in a...
 

Pace and width key for England success

19 Jun 2012

Needing just a point to guarantee progression to the quarter-finals, England suddenly find themselves in an all too familiar position. Where expectation was at an incredible low on the eve of the tournament, two quietly assured...
 

England v Ukraine: Key men

19 Jun 2012

The conclusion of the group matches at Euro 2012 sees three teams still with a potential shout of progressing into the last eight from Group D. At the Donbass Arena in Donetsk, England require just a point to secure their...
 

Green to join QPR

18 Jun 2012

QPR hope to announce the signing of England goalkeeper Robert Green this week. The 32-year-old is available on a free transfer from West Ham United. A host of clubs including Sunderland, West Bromwich Albion, Southampton,...