1. Diamond Frights: How Change of Shape Unsettled England in Italy

    The problem with international friendlies, at least in terms of assessing the development of a team, is that they encourage managers to do things they wouldn’t ordinarily consider...

    Jonathan Wilson Written by Jonathan Wilson about 1 month ago 12,036 reads 9 comments

  2. John Terry and England Are Right Not to Consider a Return for the Chelsea Star

    England take on Lithuania this week as they continue their qualification campaign for Euro 2016. With domestic football off the agenda, the inevitable talking points have resurfaced...

    Garry Hayes Written by Garry Hayes about 2 months ago 4,289 reads 5 comments

  3. The Best Twitter Reactions to Roy Hodgson's England Squad Announcement

    England will face Lithuania in a Euro 2016 qualifier at Wembley next Friday, followed by a friendly against Italy in Turin four days later...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 2 months ago 14,584 reads 42 comments

  4. Stan Collymore Closer to Truth Than Roy Hodgson over Wayne Rooney FA Cup 'Dive'

    Manchester United produced a 3-1 win over Preston North End in the FA Cup fifth round on Monday night, setting up a quarter-final tie against Arsenal as they seek to win silverware this term...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 22,269 reads 154 comments

  5. Roy Hodgson Doesn't Understand Jack Wilshere Shisha Storm, Has Tried It Himself

    England manager Roy Hodgson has had his say on the Jack Wilshere shisha pictures that emerged last week, playing down the incident having any effect on national selection...

    Mark Patterson Written by Mark Patterson about 4 months ago 8,973 reads 22 comments

  6. Roy Hodgson Votes for Javier Mascherano to Win the Ballon d'Or

    Barcelona's Javier Mascherano is a fine player, no doubt. We're not disputing that fact one bit. But the best player in the world in 2014? We're judging you, Roy Hodgson ...

    Sean Swaby Written by Sean Swaby about 5 months ago 4,776 reads 17 comments

  7. 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 6 months ago 4,189 reads 5 comments

  8. 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 6 months ago 364 reads 1 comments

  9. 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 6 months ago 3,952 reads 7 comments

  10. 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 6 months ago 6,158 reads 6 comments

  11. 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 7 months ago 13,397 reads 9 comments

  12. 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 7 months ago 17,573 reads 14 comments

  13. 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 8 months ago 4,305 reads 18 comments

  14. 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 8 months ago 10,906 reads 23 comments

  15. 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 8 months ago 7,979 reads 16 comments

  16. 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 8 months ago 2,953 reads 10 comments

  17. 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 8 months ago 10,751 reads 3 comments

  18. 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 8 months ago 5,592 reads 4 comments

  19. 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 9 months ago 9,237 reads 37 comments

  20. 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 9 months ago 146 reads 0 comments

  21. 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 9 months ago 2,628 reads 0 comments

  22. 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 9 months ago 1,489 reads 9 comments

  23. 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 9 months ago 860 reads 0 comments

  24. 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 9 months ago 15,897 reads 63 comments

  25. 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 9 months ago 3,901 reads 13 comments