1. England vs. Scotland Should Be Here to Stay in the International Calendar

    In the last 25 years, England vs. Scotland has been something of a rarity. Since the annual Rous Cup, introduced in 1985 to fill the gap left by the discontinued Home Internationals, ...

    Nick  Miller Written by Nick Miller about 1 month ago 4,177 reads 5 comments

  2. Scotland vs. England: Key Issues and Decisions That Will Shape Friendly Game

    On the back of England's 3-1 win over Slovenia on Saturday, Roy Hodgson turned his attention to Tuesday's matchup with Scotland, explaining his views on international friendlies...

    Garry Hayes Written by Garry Hayes about 1 month ago 357 reads 1 comments

  3. Scotland vs. England: Tactical Preview of International Friendly

    Scotland and England will renew rivalries on Tuesday evening at a packed Celtic Park. The last time these two met, Rickie Lambert scored a thumping winner on his debut to seal a 3-2 win at Wembley ...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 1 month ago 3,939 reads 7 comments

  4. England Football Match Beaten in Television Ratings by BBC Quiz Show 'Pointless'

    England have won five matches in a row since the World Cup, but apathy for the national team amongst the public appears to remain. Despite a healthy crowd of 82,000 watching England beat Slovenia 3-1 at Wembley Stadium , an average of just 4...

    Sean Fay Written by Sean Fay about 1 month ago 6,115 reads 6 comments

  5. Centurion Wayne Rooney Sparks England Comeback but Danny Welbeck Steals the Show

    Winning his 100th international cap, Wayne Rooney was always going to make for an easy headline when England faced Slovenia at Wembley . By hook or by crook, the England captain has had that right stolen from him, though...

    Garry Hayes Written by Garry Hayes about 1 month ago 13,384 reads 9 comments

  6. UK Back Pages: Roy Hodgson's Rooney Fear, New RVP Man Utd Deal, Wenger on Merson

    The sports pages in Britain could make interesting reading on Sunday morning, with a few interesting rumours and stories doing the rounds...

    Mark Patterson Written by Mark Patterson about 1 month ago 17,555 reads 14 comments

  7. Roy Hodgson Is the Villain, Not Raheem Sterling in England Debate

    Roy Hodgson 's decision to publicly reveal Raheem Sterling's complaints of feeling tired in order to explain not playing the Liverpool youngster in England's 1-0 victory in Estonia on Sunday screams of incompetent man-management...

    Max Munton Written by Max Munton about 3 months ago 4,298 reads 18 comments

  8. UK Back Pages: Hodgson Defends 'Tired' Sterling, Lots of Praise for Rooney

    England beat Estonia 1-0 in their European qualifier on Sunday night, but many of Monday's back pages decide to focus on a player who started on the bench...

    Sean Fay Written by Sean Fay about 3 months ago 10,901 reads 23 comments

  9. Jack Wilshere Shines as England Huff and Puff Against Estonia

    England manager Roy Hodgson will have plenty to contemplate after watching his team defeat 10-man Estonia 1-0 in Tallinn on Sunday...

    Garry Hayes Written by Garry Hayes about 3 months ago 7,970 reads 16 comments

  10. Roy Hodgson Will Be Judged on Whether He Can Add Style to Substance

    Games against San Marino are judged in a way no other games can be judged. It is a fixture that cannot be measured in points, but in goals...

    Graham Ruthven Written by Graham Ruthven about 3 months ago 2,945 reads 10 comments

  11. New King of Football Vines Outdoes Himself with Hilarious Roy Hodgson Effort

    Vine user vonstrenginho won the Internet on Monday with his Roy Hodgson/Wayne Rooney/ Deliverance mashup . Just 24 hours later, he outdid himself with a new Hodgson Vine, which is as brilliant as it is bizarre...

    Sean Fay Written by Sean Fay about 3 months ago 10,714 reads 3 comments

  12. Roy Hodgson, Wayne Rooney Deliverance Mash-Up May Well Be Vine of the Year

    Football fans are a witty bunch and have come up with some brilliant Vines in recent times. However, this latest effort comfortably takes an instant place in the football Vine Hall of Fame...

    Sean Fay Written by Sean Fay about 3 months ago 5,550 reads 4 comments

  13. Jack Wilshere Could Reinvent Himself in the 'Pirlo' Role for Arsenal and England

    Monday night's victory for England produced an air of optimism around the national side, with Roy Hodgson declaring himself delighted and satisfied, as per Dominic Fifield ...

    Nick  Miller Written by Nick Miller about 4 months ago 9,223 reads 37 comments

  14. Fabian Delph's Willingness to Grasp Opportunities Led Him to the England Team

    Opportunity is everything in football. Very few come along on the international stage for most players and Monday was Fabian Delph's chance to establish his position in the England squad...

    Ollie Scrimgeour Written by Ollie Scrimgeour about 4 months ago 130 reads 0 comments

  15. England Still Suffer from Jitters at the Back Despite Excellent Attacking Play

    The mood swings when it comes to the England team are an amusing affair. After the World Cup, and indeed the lacklustre friendly win over Norway, doom and gloom was the prevailing ...

    Nick  Miller Written by Nick Miller about 4 months ago 2,625 reads 0 comments

  16. Why Gary Cahill and England Do Not Warrant Criticism

    On the back of the 2006 World Cup, departing England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson had a message for the English media. "Don't kill [ Wayne Rooney ] because you will need him," he pleaded, per BBC Sport ...

    Garry Hayes Written by Garry Hayes about 4 months ago 1,477 reads 9 comments

  17. Criticism of Wayne Rooney Just as Damaging to England as Culture of Blind Faith

    The England national team has always seemed to go about its business in spite of speculation; perpetually flattering to deceive in every major tournament no matter how inevitably great the expectations...

    Ollie Scrimgeour Written by Ollie Scrimgeour about 4 months ago 828 reads 0 comments

  18. 10 Reasons Liverpool Fans Laugh at Roy Hodgson as England Manager

    Roy Hodgson is upset with the English media following criticism of England's 1-0 win over Norway on Tuesday night. He told reporters : I am entitled to [be annoyed], aren't I? When you have questions like: 'You had only two shots on target ...

    Matt Ladson Written by Matt Ladson about 4 months ago 15,799 reads 63 comments

  19. Roy Hodgson Must Ignore Critics of England Style and Stick to Pragmatic Beliefs

    The key moment in Roy Hodgson’s time as manager of England so far probably came in Kiev in September last year. His side had ground out a thoroughly tedious 0-0 draw and, as a result, sat comfortably on top of their World Cup qualifying group...

    Jonathan Wilson Written by Jonathan Wilson about 4 months ago 3,893 reads 13 comments

  20. England Look Much More Threatening Without Captain Wayne Rooney

    The issue of captaincy in modern football is one of those that really shouldn't matter. But, for various reasons, it does, not least because it seems to still mean a good deal to ...

    Nick  Miller Written by Nick Miller about 4 months ago 7,378 reads 59 comments

  21. Roy Hodgson Attacks Media After England Win, Wayne Rooney Hails Raheem Sterling

    England manager Roy Hodgson has jumped to the defence of his team in the wake of Wednesday's 1-0 friendly victory over Norway, insisting that unflattering statistics only tell half the tale of their win...

    Tom Sunderland Written by Tom Sunderland about 4 months ago 5,108 reads 15 comments

  22. Frank Lampard's England Retirement Inevitable After Chelsea Exit

    Frank Lampard has announced his retirement from international football. The former Chelsea midfielder joined New York City FC this summer and is currently on loan at the MLS outfit's parent club, Manchester City , until the New Year...

    Garry Hayes Written by Garry Hayes about 4 months ago 3,753 reads 2 comments

  23. 10 Decisions for Roy Hodgson to Make Before England's Euro 2016 Campaign

    There's little doubt England's World Cup campaign was a huge disappointment. In what was a fairly average group, they managed just one point and two goals, finishing bottom and eliminated inside a week of their campaign starting...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 6 months ago 2,313 reads 12 comments

  24. Why Big-Money Managers Are No Guarantee of Success

    Money can't buy you happiness, or so it's said. For The Beatles, it couldn't by them love and in football, it can't buy you success...

    Garry Hayes Written by Garry Hayes about 6 months ago 3,590 reads 8 comments

  25. Klinsmann's Success with the USA Shows Folly of 'Staying Native' for England

    The USA's remarkable run in the World Cup is over, but they can leave with their heads held high after a terrific performance of guts and determination against Belgium...

    Nick  Miller Written by Nick Miller about 6 months ago 18,588 reads 65 comments