The Big Question

Capello keen to play King in midfield – is this a good idea?

Meet the candidates…

Holding Midfielders 

The whisper from today’s Daily Mail is that England are still sweating over Gareth Barry’s botched up ankle, so are desperately attempting to come up with a holding midfielder solution – word being that Ledley King might just be the man to play the [...]

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World Cup Fever

World Cup Profile: England

Might this be the starting XI?

England

Familiar ground now - the England team. They always promise so much, then deliver something frustrating. Can they go all the way this year? And, more importantly, who ARE these people? Read on to find out…

Form Guide

Well, the famous 30 years of hurt [...]

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England's 30

Ahh, okay, make that Joe Cole IN, Owen Hargreaves OUT…

Happy now?

Joe Cole

Well, after a thrilling morning of rumours, the eggs are now sliding down faces, as the provisional 30 has been announced. Joe Cole, cancel your holiday! And then perhaps rebook it! Owen Hargreaves, you can definitely go! Paul Scholes, just carrying on being Paul Scholes [...]

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World Cup Fever

Joe Cole out, Carragher and Hargreaves in… apparently

Is Capello making a mistake?

Joe Cole 

The provisional 30 man England squad is set to be announced later today, and the news from this morning’s Mirror is that Joe Cole will receive a double blow to the solar plexus – firstly, by not being named in the thing, and [...]

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the big question

Gareth Barry apparently out – who should replace him?

Meet the candidates

Carrick, Hargreaves, Huddlestone, Parker 

The word from The Daily Mail is that Gareth Barry’s buggered up ankle could be worse than anyone expected, as he looks set to miss out on the World Cup.

Begging the question – who should be drafted in to [...]

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World Cup Fever

Should England be worried about the players’ form?

Will THIS be you?

England fans

Quite probably the most startling thing about last night’s Liverpool match, as pointed out by Graham Taylor - who, by the way, sounded either drunk or on meds – was that Steven Gerrard had pretty much no say in proceedings. He’d totally disappeared.

It’s been a relatively appalling [...]

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World Cup Fever

Name your England World Cup team, based on NOW!

England’s front two… kind of

England

There is still much to play for in the Premier League, but pretty soon all eyes will switch to South Africa, and the various lessons learned from the current campaign might yet change the expected England line up. Way back in snowy December, The Spoiler had [...]

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Gifted Children

The Spoiler’s England “Mostly Teenagers” XI

Including at least three of these dudes

England

As reported in today’s Mirror, Bolton boss Owen Coyle said this about Jack Wilshere:

“I am biased because I work with Jack on a daily basis, but I would take him with England.”

“He is such a talented young English player, he [...]

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