Monthly Archives: November 2011

England Greats

England Greats: Paul Gascoigne

It’s often said that today’s England national team is lacking nothing more profoundly than a genuinely creative midfielder with a varied passing range and the vision to match. The second subject of the England Greats series is Paul Gascoigne, a player who had all that and more, but only when he was at his best. Sadly, his best was too often overshadowed by moments inspired from an altogether less brilliant place. Off the pitch his story is far more tragic than a tale of wasted talent.

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UEFA Euro 2012

Euro 2012 Draw: the Pot 1 myth

When asked about their ideal draw for UEFA Euro 2012, part the answer is obvious to most England fans and commentators. Pot 1, the nominal “hat” from which the top seeds will be drawn, appears to be split right down the middle in terms of quality.

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England Manager

Fabio Capello denies Anzhi Makhachkala link

His England national team contract with the Football Association ends when his team crashes out of wins UEFA Euro 2012 next summer, but despite soon being a free agent and recently visiting the mighty nation of Russia, Fabio Capello has dismissed speculation that his next career destination will be Russian Premier League outfit FC Anzhi Makhachkala.

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England Links

England Links: Futuregazing, El Diego’s swapped shirt, Jordan Henderson and Joe Cole

Business as usual? Well, kind of. There have been no poppies or friendlies to concern ourselves with this week, but England national team discourse pauses for no man, woman or FIFA official.

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WC 2014 Qualifying

World Cup 2014: England’s qualifying fixtures confirmed

Following what was, in my head, a serious of bitter late-night negotiations and political back-stabbing in Warsaw, England’s qualifying fixture dates for FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil have been confirmed.

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