Posts Tagged "England"

Capello Out – Enter The Barwick-O-Tron (Again)

By on Feb 8, 2012 in International Football, Latest | 4 comments

So, Fabio Capello quits as the England national coach. This is, perhaps, unsurprising considering the dog’s abuse that he has taken while leading the national team through an almost flawless qualification campaign, before finding that the decision over who would take the England captain’s arm-band was taken away from him without consultation. It may be...

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A Brief History Of England False Dawns: Part 2

By on Nov 23, 2011 in History, International Football, Latest | 5 comments

Last week, in the wake of England’s heroic (cough) win against Spain at Wembley in what can only be described as the friendly international to end all friendly internationals, we took a look at a few matches from their past in which the national team had managed to pluck a result from somewhere against a decent team, but failed to capitalise upon it. In the...

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Lowered Expectations: Can England Reinvent Itself?

By on Nov 18, 2011 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

It was a process that took around six years from top to tail in total, and it came in three very distinct phases. I had been a supporter of the England national team, reasoning that, with no foreign blood in the family tree and a knowledge that we weren’t all as bad as we were painted, I had to have someone to follow for international tournaments. In February...

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