The Big Question

Heskey/Defoe conundrum – what would YOU do?

Defoe, Heskey… and a tramp?

Defoe and Heskey 

There’s an old saying – used mainly to talk people down from ledges - about how when one door shuts, a window opens. Or something like that. The point being that a human being will always have an opportunity to do something [...]

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World Cup Fever

Right, here it is – The Spoiler’s England World Cup 23!

Mr Cool Guy

Fabio Capello

A hunch suggests that Capello will spend the weekend’s match figuring out his World Cup starting XI, with last night’s outing acting predominantly as a squad audition for more than a few of the players involved.

Walcott pretty much played himself out of any [...]

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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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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

Can you name your England World Cup squad yet?

Try your hand at being Capello…

Fabio Capello

Now that the season is entering its final stages, very soon a giant magnifying glass will turn onto the players who may or may not make the England squad for South Africa.

For some, it’s a race against time – [...]

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The Big Question

Name your starting front two for the World Cup

Crouch – did dance after all

Peter Crouch and Shaun Wright-Phillips

As friendlies with a point to them go, last night’s actually did a pretty good job. Baines played himself into the squad, Carrick is probably feeling a little bit more confident. Walcott can now [...]

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