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Woodgate set for Boro return
06/07/2012 by YAHOO Sport
Injury-plagued former England international Jonathan Woodgate is set to return to Middlesbrough subject to a medical, the Championship club confirmed on Friday.The 32-year-old is a free agent having played for Stoke last season.The club said on their official website, mfc.co.uk, that Woodgate is close to starting a second spell at the Riverside Stadium, where he played 5... Full Story »
IOC president defends Pearce's decision to omit Beckham from Team GB squad
05/07/2012 by Goal.com
IOC president Jacques Rogge has defended Stuart Pearce's decision to leave David Beckham out of his Team GB squad for this summer's Olympics.The former England captain's exclusion has made a lot of headlines, not least because the 37-year-old LA Galaxy midfielder played a key role in bringing the Games to his native London.Pearce insisted that he had selected his squad solel... Full Story »
Chelsea confirm Sturridge meningitis
04/07/2012 by YAHOO Sport
Chelsea confirmed Wednesday that Daniel Sturridge is suffering from viral meningitis but the striker could yet recover in time to play for Britain in the Olympics.Blues manager Roberto Di Matteo told reporters that the 22-year-old forward was on the mend after being struck down with a mild form of the illness over the weekend."Daniel has viral meningitis, but I spoke to hi... Full Story »
Wanted man: Chelsea are expected to bid £4m for Luke Shaw
03/07/2012 by Dailymail
Chelsea will bid £4million for Southampton left back Luke Shaw this week as they begin a massive rebuilding job at Stamford Bridge.Roberto Di Matteo, made permanent manager after winning the Champions League and FA Cup, is planning for the future and wants the England Under 17 defender at the club. Shaw, 17 next week, is an academy graduate and made his first-team debut in th... Full Story »
Rooney teams up with Cole (again) as England stars party in LA
02/07/2012 by Dailymail
Wayne Rooney endured a miserable Euro 2012 – the pressure, Steven Gerrard tells us, became too much for the Manchester United star to handle. Banned for England's opening two games, Rooney failed to live up to the hype on his return to Roy Hodgson's side, scoring just one goal in two very lacklustre displays.  A Champions League, and multiple Barclays Premier League winner... Full Story »
If we accept this level of performance then we’ve all given up on England
01/07/2012 by The Sun
NOT FOR TURNING ... Samir Nasri scores for the French despite Steven Gerrard's best effortsENGLAND bowed out of another tournament, left once again to watch how others do it.HOW to keep possession of a football.HOW to make the other side work to get it off you.HOW to pass and move and penetrate.HOW to play at the level necessary to win a major tournament.Yet we left wit... Full Story »
Ukraine football chief blasts Campbell for 'back in a box'
01/07/2012 by Dailymail
The organisers of Euro 2012 have hit back at the BBC's pre-tournament claims of fans being at danger of racist thuggery in Poland and Ukraine this summer. When shown footage of trouble that flared up in the two countries, former England star Sol Campbell even suggested supporters were at risk of 'coming back in a box'.As it has turned out, there has been little troubl... Full Story »
Glenn Hoddle: How I'd love it if England passed the ball like Spain
01/07/2012 by Dailymail
Spain are 90 minutes away from making history - and some people say they are boring. They may not have hit the heights they did in winning Euro 2008 or the World Cup two years ago but I'd love England to pass the ball like them. To dominate possession, keep clean sheets and win trophies would be music to my ears.Some of the criticism has been aimed at Spain because manage... Full Story »
We all expect far too much of Rooney, says Gerrard
01/07/2012 by Dailymail
Steven Gerrard has revealed that Wayne Rooney struggled to cope with the enormous pressure he was put under during the European Championship. The England striker was compared with Pele by manager Roy Hodgson and considered to be the match-winner-in-waiting while he served a two-match ban in the group stages. Rooney was also one of the first players Hodgson spoke to afte... Full Story »
Ferdinand calls for youth - Manchester United defender looking for improvement
30/06/2012 by Sky Sport
Welbeck impresses RioRio Ferdinand is hoping some of England's young stars can step up and take the country forward for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.Speaking to Sky Sports NewsHD, Ferdinand - who was not selected for Euro 2012 - admitted his disappointment at seeing them go out at the quarter-final stage.However, he is hopeful that the likes of Danny Welbeck and Ale... Full Story »