Wed, October 18th 2006

Following wins over Latvia and Spain, Northern Ireland have soared to 45th, breaking into the top 50 for the first time in over 10 years. They are are now four places above the Republic of Ireland, who have fallen six places to 49th following five defeats in seven matches under Steve Staunton, including a 5-2 rout by Cyprus.

Under Sanchez, Northern Ireland have risen from 124th place

From: The Guardian


See also: FIFA Rankings


Thu, October 12th 2006

Media knives out for England and McClaren

New coach's honeymoon period over

A sample of the media criticism levelled at the England team and management after their dismal 2-nil defeat to Croatia.


Wed, October 11th 2006

With Jamie Carragher and Scott Parker included in tonight’s England team, the much advertised five man midfield now contains their 2 full-backs, Ashley Cole and Gary Neville.

Surely that makes it a 5 man defence, rather than a 5 man midfield.




Mon, October 9th 2006

Who’s running the England team?

Venables to push for his favoured 5 man midfield

Newspapers having been reporting with increasing frequency that England are to start playing a 3-5-2 formation for their Euro qualifier against Croatia. England’s players don’t seem to want it, and coach McClaren seems happier with a 4-4-2. Is Terry Venables finally getting his way?

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Tue, September 19th 2006

England recall for Scholes?

31 year old United star likely to turn down pivotal role

Owen Hargreaves’ broken leg has prompted the England management team to try and tempt Paul Scholes out of his international retirement.

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Tue, September 5th 2006

A two-tier qualification?

European minnows should face pre-qualification

With the new expanded European qualifiers starting at the weekend, it has become obvious that there are too many poor quality nations competing.

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England cruise past Andorra

England 5 - Andorra 0

Defoe and Crouch score two goals apiece as McClaren’s perfect start as England coach continued.

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Fri, August 25th 2006

France coach Raymond Domenech has warned Chelsea’s Claude Makelele he risks a two-game club ban if he fails to report for the Euro 2008 qualifiers.

The 33-year-old is in France’s squad for games against Georgia and Italy, despite announcing his retirement after the World Cup final loss to Italy.

From: BBC



Wed, August 16th 2006

Greeks bearing gifts give McClaren perfect start

England 4 - Greece 0

England gave new coach Steve McClaren a perfect start by scoring four first half goals against a poor Greece side in a friendly at Old Trafford.

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Tue, August 15th 2006

The Sun newspaper is reporting that Newcastle will tell Inter Milan to drop the £10m asking price for Obafemi Martins because the Magpies are looking into rumours from Nigeria that the striker is possibly six years older than his reported age of 21.

Via: BBC



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