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Harry Redknapp

Since when has Harry Redknapp been the “people’s choice”?

Apparently we all want ‘Arry to be new England manager. That’s news to me…

Fabio Capello and John Terry

Dumping Terry the right move but Capello should have been consulted

Stripping John Terry of the England captaincy was a no-brainer for most people, and I’m one of them.

Should Greeno be England number one?

Former Canary goalkeeper Robert Green will apparently start against Kazakhstan thanks to David James’ injury, but The Guardian has a poll up asking whether people believe Greeno should be England’s number one goalkeeper anyway. You can vote here – you know what to do…

Rooney’s International Football Preview

by Thomas Rooney Most people didn’t even realise that there were international matches this week. Admittedly, I was one of them until the back end of last week! So, even though the results of Wednesday’s games mean precisely nothing in terms of World Cup Qualification, they do present an excellent opportunity to carry out some […]

International Football Preview

International Football Preview: England, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland expected to perform, but Wales could struggle by Thomas Rooney  It’s all about international football again this Wednesday, with four of the home nations in World Cup qualification action. Some people’s enthusiasm for international football may have dwindled somewhat over the last couple of years, […]

International Football Weekend Preview

by Thomas Rooney Love it or hate it, international football is back. The qualification process for the 2010 World Cup begins tomorrow and all of the home nations are in action as they look to start in the best way possible – three points. Like a lot of people, I have fallen out of love […]

Is Beckham worth his England place?

by Thomas Rooney When David Beckham moved to LA Galaxy it was thought that he had left behind his international career. However, he was recalled by England in May 2007 and has been back in the fold ever since. If Beckham thought he would never play for England again, he certainly wouldn’t have dreamed of […]

How England missing out on Euro 2008 may be a blessing in disguise for some

By Thomas Rooney After watching the excellent entertainment from Moscow on Wednesday, there was one thought circulating in my head, especially after seeing the reactions of the Chelsea players. John Terry and Frank Lampard in particular. I was thinking – how on earth would these players pick themselves up to fly to Austria next week […]

Don Fabio lays down the law

According to today’s papers, as England players assembled in the team hotel in Watford yesterday they were confronted by a notice board as part of a crackdown on “PlayStation culture” telling them:- Lateness will not be tolerated. Room service is banned. Mobiles can only be used in bedrooms. Players must eat together in smart dress […]

Who is England’s number 1?

Fabio Capello takes charge of England for the first time on Wednesday in a friendly against Switzerland, but who will be in goal? The final squad was announced on Saturday evening and perhaps understandably most of the attention and speculation has thus far centred on the fact that David Beckham won’t be getting the opportunity […]

What we have learned this weekend – 12th/13th Jan 08

Nobody wants the Newcastle job. Since sacking Sam Allardyce managers have been queueing up to turn the job down. First Shearer and now Harry Redknapp have ruled themselves out of the running, although Redknapp seems to be pushing Shearer back into the race. Nicolas Anelka is the most expensive player in world football. After joining […]

Somebody Save This Man From Himself

Newcastle United midfielder Joey Barton has been charged with assault. Again. This is the same Joey Barton who, at the 2004 Manchester City Christmas party, stubbed out a lit cigar in team-mate Jamie Tandy’s eye. The same Joey Barton who in the summer of 2005 was sent home from Manchester City’s tour of Thailand for […]

Let’s Not Lose Sight of the Bigger Picture

In his first press conference this afternoon Capello said “From the first day I spoke with Sir Trevor Brooking, I have always asked for an English coach to be integrated into the set-up”. “It is something I have done wherever I have been – it is vital have someone from that environment who understands English […]

What a difference a week makes

At about this time last week the Canaries were five points adrift at the bottom of the Championship and England had just failed to qualify for the European Championships next summer in Austria and Switzerland (those two well known giants of the world game). Now, following back-to-back wins for the first time in I don’t […]

World Cup Draw

The 2010 World Cup Qualification Draw took place today, and England have been drawn against Andorra, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Ukraine and…Croatia. Considering we lost home and away to the Croats in the Euro qualifiers you might be forgiven for feeling a little nervous about facing them again, but I think it gives the new man in […]