Monthly Archives: March 2013

WC 2014 Qualifying

Match Reaction: Montenegro 1-1 England

After 135 minutes of England’s FIFA World Cup 2014 qualifying double-header everything seemed to be going wonderfully. San Marino had been dealt with to the tune of eight unanswered goals and Montenegro, for all the bluster, were looking a shadow of the team we’d expected them to be. They were yet to be beaten by England and we had all been expecting difficulties again, but few had come our way.

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Abusing Rio Ferdinand was a step too far whether it was racist or not

We probably should have known that Rio Ferdinand would end up at the centre of some godforsaken sideshow when Roy Hodgson called him up for the England squad to play against San Marino and Montenegro. Sure enough, the abuse dished out by England fans in Serravalle on Tuesday has become a huge distraction.

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FATV WC 2014 Qualifying

Match Highlights: Montenegro 1-1 England

Highlights from FATV of Tuesday night’s draw with Montenegro.

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England Podcast: San Marino review, abuse of Rio Ferdinand and the value of the Under-21s

The TSC Podcast panel is back to talk about the England national team matters of the week. I’m joined as always by Kyle Elliot ( and Laurence McKenna ( to talk football.

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Under 21s: England 4-0 Austria

Nine consecutive wins, nine consecutive clean sheets. England Under-21s’ remarkable run of form continued yesterday evening at Brighton & Hove Albion’s AMEX with a 4-0 win over nine-man Austria in the last friendly before Stuart Pearce names his squad for UEFA Euro 2013 in Israel this summer.

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