What’s next for England’s ageing squad?

There’s always going to be some knee-jerk in the wake of a humbling tournament exit.  But as discussed in my previous post this is not just about getting caught on the break a couple of times and being victim of a gross officiating mistake.  Joe Cole, who originally predicted that England could win the tournament  (and […]

Injustice can’t overshadow England’s failure

I said yesterday that England needed to produce a credible performance to match the bold claims made by the likes of David James and Joe Cole.  They didn’t.  What they produced against Germany was as bad if not worse than the display against Algeria.  The stats might show that England had more possession and more shots […]

All for one…

What price loyalty? What’s going on?  Lampard wants to walk out on Chelsea, Ronaldo feels Man United owe him after he won every title for them single-handedly, Robbie Keane has decided to go back on his desire to “finish his career with Spurs” and Emmanuel Adebayor – after a good half season – reckons he’s […]

A Lawrie, Lawrie Laughs

LAWRIE, LAWRIE LAUGHS Hugo must be squirming in his Mexican recliner.  After turning Northern Ireland from the international football equivalent of The Mighty Ducks in to a giant-killing, group-topping, Ian Paisley-taming outfit, Lawrie Sanchez has decided to take the chance to manage in the Premiership with Fulham.  Considering that his four games so far have […]