Monthly Archives: February 2012

Friendlies

Match Preview: England v Netherlands

It’s not unusual in football, but in the international game the feeling that matches represent 90 minutes of relative peace in a world of chaos and skewed perspective seems much more profound. Wednesday’s Wembley international friendly between England and the Netherlands, rearranged after it had been postponed because of the riots in England last year, is a perfect example. With John Terry’s racial abuse case still yet to be heard, Fabio Capello now long gone and the fervour with which the media are demanding the Football Association replace him with Harry Redknapp ever increasing, it’s a relief to have a football match with which to distract ourselves.

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Player News UEFA Euro 2012

Darren Bent out for three months, destined to miss UEFA Euro 2012

It’s time for yet more bad news for England, whose chaotic build-up to UEFA Euro 2012 will now have to feature the establishment of a new strikeforce: Aston Villa striker Darren Bent is out for the season with injury.

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England Squad Depth

England squad depth: February 2012

At the end of a very busy month, it’s time to review the status of the England squad once more.

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Friendlies Player News

Kyle Walker withdraws from England squad, no additions expected

Hot on the heels of Darren Bent, Wayne Rooney and Tom Cleverley, Tottenham Hotspur’s flying full back has now pulled out of the England squad for Wednesday’s friendly against the Netherlands at Wembley, according to multiple sources.

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Friendlies Player News

Wayne Rooney out of England v Netherlands

Wayne Rooney is the latest player to pull out of Stuart Pearce’s England squad for Wednesday’s international friendly against the Netherlands.

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