Posts Tagged "England"

England’s Under-21s And An Uninspiring Future

By on Jun 20, 2011 in International Football, Latest | 4 comments

How quickly we – or at least some people – forget. When England were not so much knocked out of the World Cup last summer by Germany as blasted to smithereens in the manner of the Death Star obliterating an unsuspecting planet, there was much caterwauling on the state of the national team, as if England’s tepid performance in the tournament overall...

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Match Of The Week: England 2-2 Switzerland

By on Jun 4, 2011 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

If we suspend reality and assume the opinion that England playing Switzerland at Wembley this afternoon, just a few days after arguably their heaviest ever defeat in Zurich, was not mere serendipity at play, then somebody at UEFA is either unusually prescient or is the owner of the world’s only fully functioning crystal ball, as well as being the holder of a...

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Condescending Upon Ghana And Supporting England

By on Mar 30, 2011 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

Mark Critchley watched the friendly match between England and Ghana last night. Here they are. Our boys. No, not them I mean… Fine, alright then, not our boys – our ‘other’ boys, the ones playing against our ‘real’ boys. Yes of course it’s ok to support both. It’s the twenty-first century for fuck’s sake, everybody rutted each other at Woodstock and now we’re...

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Remains of Rous: FIFA And The Team GB Question

By on Mar 27, 2011 in International Football, Latest | 2 comments

The forthcoming Olympic Games and whether a united “British” team should be allowed to play in the competition has reopened one off British football’s oldest debates. Jason LeBlanc takes a look at the history of this fractious state of affairs. The subject of a unified British team partaking in next summer’s London Olympics has been broached on...

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