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Roy's boys are in the mood! England are a far cry from the rabble of South Africa
19/06/2012 by Dailymail
Standing in a doorway deep in the Donbass Arena here on Monday night, Steven Gerrard was taken back briefly to a time when there was rather less harmony in the England camp.It was two years to the day since that goalless draw against Algeria in Cape Town, a game  memorable not so much for the dire football as the diatribe Wayne Rooney directed at the England fans down the len... Full Story »
Patrick Vieira exclusive: England captain Gerrard is a true leader who never hides
19/06/2012 by Dailymail
There was a time when Patrick Vieira was the snarling face of football, full of anger and animation during his glorious career with France and Arsenal. At Euro 2012 his statesmanlike presence is felt everywhere, reaching around the grounds with his articulate an  considered opinions on every aspect of the tournament. He loves watching England, paying special attention to th... Full Story »
Rooney can be our Pele! Hodgson calls for 'greatness' in crunch clash with Ukraine
19/06/2012 by Dailymail
Roy Hodgson has called upon Wayne Rooney to deliver an inspirational Pele-type performance to secure England's place in the Euro 2012 quarter-finals. The manager could also start with Theo Walcott, who has shaken off a hamstring injury, instead of James Milner against Ukraine. England need a draw to go through but a big win could see them top Group D and avoid Spain, who wo... Full Story »
England expects big things from returning Rooney
19/06/2012 by Dailymail
ROONEY’S RETURNThe two central midfielders will be pleased to see Wayne Rooney back. You can lend him the ball and trust you will get it back. I hope he doesn’t get too tense. People say he plays better angry but I don’t agree. He must not put too much pressure on himself. He should come in and enjoy himself. The Ukraine team will fear him but they will try to expose hi... Full Story »
Wayne Rooney's first Euro 2012 appearance for England has already occurred in his mind
19/06/2012 by YAHOO Sport
By the time Wayne Rooney makes his first appearance at Euro 2012 on Wednesday, Ukraine will already have been defeated, the Manchester United striker will have scored a couple of goals and England will be marching merrily toward the quarterfinals.These events, it is worth noting, will all have taken place in Rooney's mind, as part of his preparatory routine for what must coun... Full Story »
England look to Rooney for last eight berth
18/06/2012 by YAHOO Sport
England hope the entrance of Wayne Rooney will seal the exit of Ukraine as Roy Hodgson's side aim to wrap up qualification for the Euro 2012 quarter-finals on Tuesday.A 3-2 victory over Sweden on Friday has sent confidence coursing through English ranks, with goals scored by Andy Carroll, Theo Walcott and Danny Welbeck suddenly giving Hodgson a range of options in attack.Bu... Full Story »
Roy hails Cole qualities - England boss pleased for defender with record in sight
18/06/2012 by Sky Sport
Ashley Cole: Set to make his 21st appearance at a major international tournamentRoy Hodgson has lavished praise on Ashley Cole as the full-back prepares to make a record 21st tournament appearance for England on Tuesday.The Chelsea defender will break the record held jointly by Peter Shilton and David Beckham if, as expected, he features against Ukraine in the Donbas... Full Story »
Roy eyes Roo for vice-captaincy
18/06/2012 by Sky Sport
Striker could be set for vice-captaincy roleWayne Rooney: Admits there is a good chemistry under manager Roy HodgsonRoy Hodgson has revealed Wayne Rooney is under consideration to be the new England vice-captain. The Manchester United striker returns from his two-match ban for the Three Lions against Ukraine in their decisive Group D game at the Donbass Arena in Donetsk.An... Full Story »
Happy Father's Day! Wayne Rooney takes a break from football at Euro 2012 to enjoy some family time with Coleen and son Kai
18/06/2012 by Dailymail
He’s got a big match against Ukraine on Tuesday but today Wayne Rooney had other things on his mind. The footballer was joined by his wife Coleen and son Kai for some Father’s Day family bonding as they took in the sights of Krakow. Wayne was spotted leaving the team hotel in the Polish city with his two-year-old mini-me in his arms as Coleen carried toys including a... Full Story »
Disappointed much Frank? Lampard makes the most of missing out on Euro 2012 by soaking up the sun with Christine as it is revealed their wedding is on hold
18/06/2012 by Dailymail
Christine Bleakley is certainly earning her stripes as a WAG.When fiancé Frank Lampard found out he would be missing out on a place in England's Euro 2012 squad, Christine did what any loving WAG would do, by whisking him off on holiday and making sure she packed a very skimpy bikini.And no doubt thoughts of playing in the Ukraine were a distant dream for Frank as the pai... Full Story »