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Darren Bent: I'm still best No 9 for England

Posted Thursday, July 28, 2011 by The Sun112 hits

DARREN BENT is over his Wembley nightmare and ready to lead England again next month.The Aston Villa striker has not been allowed to forget his open-goal miss in the 2-2 draw with Switzerland in early June.But he insists the experience will only make him stronger and now wants to play alongside Wayne Rooney in the home friendly against Holland on August 10.Bent, 27, said: "Some strikers miss c...Full Story »

Frustration is starting to show within the New England Revolution's players and coaches

Posted Monday, July 18, 2011 by YAHOO Sport134 hits

It was a very disappointing night in New England as the team suffered an embarrassing 3-0 defeat courtesy of the Philadelphia Union. The Revolution’s loss to the Union was riddled with disappointment following a supporter protest that could have been responsible for the slow start to the match. The team’s supporters groups, known to congregate in the area known as “The Fort&#...Full Story »

New England 1 : 4 Manchester United

Posted Friday, July 15, 2011 by The Sun1281 hits

OFF TO A FLYER ... Franco Coria dives to stop Wayne Rooney - but United still walked it in Boston MICHAEL OWEN gave Alex Ferguson a timely reminder in Boston of just why he should be given more first team football this coming season.Owen scored the final goal of their historic title winning campaign last season when he came on as a substitute to complete a 4-2 win over Blackpool.Last night in...Full Story »

Manchester United beats New England to open the World Football Challenge: Fan reaction

Posted Friday, July 15, 2011 by YAHOO Sport60 hits

Manchester United beat the New England Revolution 4-1 to open the World Football Challenge on Wednesday, July 13. Young forward Federico Macheda scored two goals in the second half to lead the Red Devils to the victory. Here are three thoughts from the match: Manchester United brought most of their top players It was exciting to see Wayne Rooney, Dimitar Berbatov, and Ryan Giggs take the field...Full Story »

QPR sign England striker Bothroyd

Posted Wednesday, July 13, 2011 by YAHOO Sport74 hits

Queens Park Rangers have bolstered their squad for their foray into Premier League action next season with the signing of England international striker Jay Bothroyd in a three-year deal. The 29-year-old has been a free agent since leaving Championship outfit Cardiff City at the end of the season but has now become QPR manager's Neil Warnock's first off-season signing. Bothroyd's move marks a...Full Story »

England fears history against France in quarters

Posted Friday, July 08, 2011 by YAHOO Sport52 hits

LEVERKUSEN, Germany (AP)—England doesn’t have history on its side ahead of its quarterfinal against France at the Women’s World Cup on Saturday. It is almost 37 years since England last managed to defeat the French, a 2-0 win in Wimbledon, with “Les Bleus” going on to win five of their next 10 meetings. On both previous occasions England reached the Women’s ...Full Story »

England comes from behind to top New Zealand: A fan’s reaction

Posted Saturday, July 02, 2011 by YAHOO Sport82 hits

For the first half of the match between England and New Zealand in Group B play of the 2011 Women's World Cup, it looked like the Football Ferns were finally going to get their first win in a World Cup match. New Zealand had less of the possession but was making more opportunities out of what it had than England was. Just 18 minutes into the match, New Zealand broke through with a goal and it...Full Story »

Sam Allardyce harbours England manager ambition

Posted Sunday, June 26, 2011 by People.co.uk91 hits

SAM ALLARDYCE has ­confessed he still dreams of becoming England manager. The new West Ham boss even ­reckons that a successful debut season in the Upton Park hot-seat will put him in the frame to succeed Fabio Capello. The 56-year-old is on a two-year contract and his priority is to take the Hammers back into the Premier League. And if he achieves that, with his England ambitions s...Full Story »

England boss Fabio Capello will quit football for TV work

Posted Sunday, June 26, 2011 by People.co.uk134 hits

FABIO CAPELLO will quit football management and go into TV work when he leaves England next summer. The Italian, 65, has told pals he has had enough of coaching and has lined up a lucrative media deal. Capello was linked with the Inter Milan job and would be on Roma’s wish list as a free agent, with his assistant Franco Baldini poised for a senior role at the Serie A outfit. But Capel...Full Story »

England out as Czechs strike late, Spain cruise

Posted Monday, June 20, 2011 by YAHOO Sport91 hits

The Czech Republic scored two late goals to knock England out of the European Under-21 Championship and Spain beat 10-man Ukraine 3-0 to top Group B on Sunday. Striker Danny Welbeck looked to have headed England into the semi-finals when he powered home a cross from Daniel Sturridge 11 minutes from time but substitute Jan Chramosta equalised for the Czechs in the 89th minute. A draw would have...Full Story »

McClaren back in England with Forest

Posted Tuesday, June 14, 2011 by YAHOO Sport35 hits

LONDON (AFP) - Former England boss Steve McClaren was on Monday named as the new manager of Championship side Nottingham Forest, the former European champions announced. McClaren, who returns to the game after being sacked by German side Wolfsburg in February, succeeds Billy Davies, the Scot who on Sunday paid the price for twice failing to take Forest back to the Premier League via the play-of...Full Story »

England stars party too much

Posted Saturday, June 11, 2011 by The Sun154 hits

ROBIN VAN PERSIE has slammed English stars who are more interested in partying than football.Arsenal's Dutch striker is shocked by the behaviour of some Premier League aces.Van Persie, 27, said: "When I see some English footballers who are out until three in the morning, then I can only conclude that they are invariably finished at 33."For me it's very important to be having breakfast every mo...Full Story »

Capello: We were shattered! England boss blames a long season for woeful show against Switzerland

Posted Sunday, June 05, 2011 by 613 hits

Fabio Capello blamed fatigue at the end of a long season as England could only draw 2-2 with Switzerland at Wembley on Saturday afternoon. When asked what was missing, the Italian said: 'In this period, always the energy. You can see the Switzerland players were fresher. They have had a different season. In need of a boost: Fabio Capello looks on as England struggle to match Switzerland for...Full Story »

England must splat Blatt

Posted Saturday, June 04, 2011 by The Sun60 hits

FABIO CAPELLO last night urged England to hammer Sepp Blatter's Switzerland today.The Three Lions can virtually end Swiss hopes of qualifying for next year's Euro 2012 finals with a Wembley win. And that would be a body blow to their No 1 fan... discredited FIFA president Blatter. Boss Capello said: "This is a dangerous game as Switzerland need to win. "It is a really important match. I hop...Full Story »

England aims to break Euro 2012 deadlock vs. Swiss

Posted Thursday, June 02, 2011 by 46 hits

England gets the chance to break the deadlock at the top of its qualifying group for the 2012 European Championship when it hosts Switzerland at Wembley on Saturday. England shares the Group G lead with tiny Montenegro but can take control if it beats the Swiss and its co-leader fails to beat Bulgaria. After a 0-0 home draw with Montenegro, England got back on track with a 2-0 win at Wales in ...Full Story »

FIFA VP Grondona hits out at England

Posted Wednesday, June 01, 2011 by 37 hits

FIFA’s senior vice president has criticized England and its media in a remarkable speech to the governing body’s 208 members. Julio Grondona says “England always has something to complain about” and its media coverage of FIFA is “mostly lies.” World Soccer Gallery The 79-year-old Argentina official spoke after England failed in a proposal to postpone Preside...Full Story »

Defoe pulls out of England squad for Swiss clash

Posted Thursday, May 26, 2011 by YAHOO Sport8 hits

LONDON, May 25 (Reuters) - England face a shortage of strikers for next month’s Euro 2012 qualifier against Switzerland after Tottenham Hotspur’s Jermain Defoe pulled out of the squad on Wednesday. The FA said on their website that Defoe was injured, although they did not specify the nature of the injury. Defoe has scored 15 goals in 46 appearances for his country, including a hat-...Full Story »

England, Norway, Sweden get extra Europa berth

Posted Tuesday, May 17, 2011 by YAHOO Sport43 hits

GENEVA (AFP) - Fulham could be set to play in Europe next season after UEFA announced on Monday that England have been awarded an additional place in next season's Europa League as part of the Respect Fair Play ranking. European football's governing body said that three countries have earned the fair play spots - Norway, who finished top of the table, followed by England and Sweden. Fulham, wh...Full Story »

Jose set for England return ... at Leicester!

Posted Wednesday, May 11, 2011 by The Sun256 hits

JOSE MOURINHO is set to return to English football this summer — when his Real Madrid side take on Leicester in a pre-season friendly.The Foxes will host nine-time European champions Real in a showdown at the Walkers Stadium on July 30, one week before the new Championship campaign begins.Real boss Mourinho could include the world's two most expensive players in Cristiano Ronaldo and Kak...Full Story »

Manchester United's Michael Owen warns England youngsters may suffer burnout if they play in under-21 championship

Posted Wednesday, May 11, 2011 by YAHOO Sport89 hits

Michael Owen has warned young England stars, such as Jack Wilshere and Andy Carroll, that they could be risking their fitness if they play in this summer's European Under-21 Championship. The pair have been included in Stuart Pearce’s 40-man squad for the tournament, despite Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger warning that too much football can be bad for young players. “Interesting di...Full Story »

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