England

Mon, March 20th 2006

Who are the G14?

The G14 are a group of successful and rich European clubs that formed in September 2004 “to find a constructive way of reforming a system in which their voice was not heard and to establish for the clubs a meaningful executive role in the management of the international game.” (The G14 website)

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Thu, March 16th 2006

Fifa reject bid to extend World Cup squad deadline

Eriksson fails to get May 15th deadline pushed back

Despite having the backing of other top European coaches, Sven Goran-Eriksson’s attempt to delay the date that World Cup coaches have to choose their squads, has failed.

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Tue, March 7th 2006

The best midfield in the world?

...only if Sven can get them playing together

England head coach Sven Goran Eriksson believes he could have the world’s best midfield at his disposal for the World Cup this summer [From: Sky Sports].

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Thu, March 2nd 2006

Cole grabs late England winner

England win their final friendly before World Cup Final squad selected

ENGLAND beat Uruguay 2-1 in their final warm-up match before this Summer’s World Cup in Germany. Goals from Crouch and Cole late in the second half helped England overcome Uruguay who led from Pouso’s fantastic first half volley.

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Tue, February 28th 2006

Alex Ferguson has offered Trinidad & Tobago captain Dwight Yorke the opportunity to train with Manchester United prior to the World Cup.

Trinidad & Tobago will play England in the group stage on 15 June.

With Ferguson regularly playing two of England’s potential star players (Rio Ferdinand and Wayne Rooney) out of position in midfield, could it be his deliberate intention to spoil England’s World Cup chances?

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Mon, February 13th 2006

The FA must decide next manager soon

Would you take the Newcastle job if you were O'Neill?

There is no doubt that the English FA were correct to state that Eriksson would be leaving after the World Cup. It ended potentially months of newspaper speculation.

However, you have to feel some sympathy with Premiership clubs caught up in the middle of the decision…

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Fri, February 10th 2006

Martin O’Neill is the 13/8 favourite to become the next England manager after Premier League chairman Dave Richards was quoted as saying:

“It’s time for a British boss, somebody who understands our passion, belief and commitment. There’s no distinction between English and British.”

Richards is a member of the three-man panel that will find Eriksson’s successor.

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Fri, January 27th 2006

England land ‘soft’ group in Euro 2008 draw

ENGLAND, Croatia, Russia, Israel, Estonia, Macedonia, Andorra

via BBC

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Mon, January 23rd 2006

Eriksson to quit after World Cup

The BBC is reporting that Sven-Goran Eriksson will quit as England coach following this summer’s World Cup finals.

The England manager has 2 years left to run on his contract, but the recent ‘News of the World’ story where he alledges 3 Premiership managers were known to take bungs seems to have left the FA in an impossible position.

via BBC

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Tue, January 17th 2006

Sven Goran Eriksson at Highbury

Given that Arsenal started game with 11 foreign players, and that Middlesborough were reduced to fielding a team of youngsters, what exactly was Eriksson doing at Highbury on Saturday?

Surely the England manager could have found a more useful game to watch.

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