November 28, 2011

All Eyes on England’s John Terry

All the eyes were on the pair of John Terry and Luis Suarez as the two trained before the Stamford Bridge crowd ahead of the titanic clash between Liverpool and Chelsea in the Barclays Premier League. The situation between the two has grown to such an extent that the game looks to be a non-existent factor. Luis Suarez has been brandished with claims of racial […]

November 11, 2011

Pallister Backs Rooney

Former Manchester United centre-back Gary Pallister has defended striker Wayne Rooney, and believes that even if there is a three match ban over his head, Rooney should be taken to the Euro 2012 Finals. The controversy centres around the red card that Rooney received in the final Qualifier against Montenegro. The red card, recieved for needlessly shunting into a Monenegran defender, brings an automatic 3 […]

May 17, 2010

Has Capello hit the self-destruct button?

Up until the past week, it is difficult to remember a time when England’s preparations for a major tournament had gone so well. The nocturnal discretions of some players aside, all seemed well following a convincing qualification campaign and a relatively friendly draw for the group stage of the finals. However, Fabio Capello’s increasingly strange […]

May 13, 2010

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May 13, 2010

World Cup Preview Group B: Argentina’s to Lose?

By William Geldart
Here on The Football Blog, our World Cup 2010 preview continues and our attention switches to Group B. Argentina, Greece, Nigeria and South Korea will contest this portion of the group stage with the issue of qualification from the group proving difficult to predict.
Argentina might be considered favourites to win the group however […]

May 11, 2010

30-man provisional England World Cup squad announced

Fabio Capello has announced his provisional 30-man England training squad and has thrown in some minor surprises. Key talking points are the inclusion of Gareth Barry despite injury, call ups for Michael Dawson, Scott Parker and Tom Huddlestone, and the expected naming of Jamie Caragher, Ledley King and Adam Johnson.
The full 30-man squad is as follows:
Goalkeepers: […]

May 11, 2010

Who would be in your England training squad?

Fabio Capello is set to announce his 30-man England World Cup training squad later on this afternoon, and he has some tough decisions to make. Injuries and loss of form have both played their part as Capello aims to put together a squad he will have to whittle down to 23 players on 1st June. […]

May 6, 2010

World Cup Preview – Group A: Home to the Hosts

By William Geldart
With World Cup 2010 only a few weeks away, kicking off on Friday June 11, The Football Blog is counting down to the global game’s showpiece event. During the build-up, we’ll be analysing each group, with in-depth previews of every side and who the  key players are likely to be. With 32 teams participating, these […]

April 7, 2010

Football World Cup Predictions

The Football World Cup in South Africa is now only a couple of months away, the World Cup Fixtures have been pored over at length, and people are starting to ponder which team will lift the trophy.
After their Euro 2008 triumph, Spain have been installed as the tournament favourites, ahead of Brazil, England, Argentina and […]

March 4, 2010

Who would be in your England World Cup squad?

England’s 3-1 defeat of Egypt last night will have given Fabio Capello plenty of food for thought as he tries to finalise his 23-man World Cup squad. Whilst it was not the most eloquent performance of the Italian’s tenure, particularly in the first half, some players probably did enough to book their place on the plane, whilst some […]