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Gerrard Sticks The Knife In Rio

Gerrard Sticks The Knife In Rio

Following the disgraceful treatment of Rio Ferdinand by Roy Hodgson and the FA, our defender was finally called up to the England squad for the World Cup qualifying games against San Marino and Montenegro. Whilst it was clear the player wanted to represent his country again, the manager hinted that there might be some issues [...]

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Time For Rio To Turn Hodgson Down? In-depth Look At His England Past

Time For Rio To Turn Hodgson Down? In-depth Look At His England Past

Sir Alex Ferguson has regularly been accused of trying to pull his players from International games so that they are in peak condition for the club, but he has long denied this and instead claimed he was happy to see his players representing their countries. You can see logic in this, as long as we’re [...]

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Rio Is Better Than Them… But We Should Welcome Snub

Rio Is Better Than Them… But We Should Welcome Snub

In the summer, Michael Carrick wasn’t called up to the Euro 2012 squad because he had told the FA if he wasn’t going to play, there was no point in him going. Even with Frank Lampard and Gareth Barry ruled out through injury, Roy Hodgson opted against asking Carrick to play, and instead went to [...]

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Rooney Ready To Be A Scapegoat?

Rooney Ready To Be A Scapegoat?

Following a draw with France and victory over Sweden, the English national team are in a good position to qualify for the quarter-finals. However, Russia went in to their final game with the same number of points a couple of nights ago but after an unlikely defeat against Greece, were knocked out. England aren’t home [...]

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Choose England

Choose England

Choose England t-shirts from $13.40 (£8.60). As they have to be shipped from America, the p&p takes the total price to around £17 for deliveries to Europe. The shop ships to: UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Mexico, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, China, Australia, New Zealand, [...]

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Rio Reacts To England Omission After Kelly Replaces Cahill

Rio Reacts To England Omission After Kelly Replaces Cahill

Gary Cahill has a fractured jaw and so has been ruled out of the England squad for Euro 2012. Liverpool’s Martin Kelly has been called up in his place. Rio Ferdinand, who enjoyed a great season for United, was left out of the initial squad because of “footballing reasons”, according to Roy Hodgson. Nothing to [...]

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Carrick Has An England Future… If Everyone Else Is Injured

Carrick Has An England Future… If Everyone Else Is Injured

With England midfielders dropping like flies, more and more questions have been asked about why Michael Carrick isn’t going to the Euros. He has had a brilliant season for Manchester United but, as always, hasn’t received much recognition for this. When Roy Hodgson announced his squad, eyebrows were raised when Carrick not only missed out [...]

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Singing For England?

Singing For England?

“Did you cheer, did you cheer, did you cheer when Beckham scored?” we would sing to opposition fans following David Beckham’s transformation from villain to hero in the eyes of England fans. After his sending off in the World Cup 1998 he was given an awful time in this country, with effigies of him being [...]

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Rio To Miss Out On England Squad

Reports this evening suggest that Rio Ferdinand will miss out on the England squad for Euro 2012 despite enjoying a great season for United. Ferdinand will be frustrated he’s put himself in the position where he’s allowed himself to be treated like this. England have taken to piss out of him too many times, yet [...]

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Is Swearing Worse Than Kicking, FA?

Last season, Wayne Rooney swore during the celebration of one of his goals against West Ham and was banned. Rooney broke Law 12 and was charged with using “offensive, insulting and/or abusive language”. Despite players directing this language at referees and opponents on a weekly basis and receiving no punishment, the FA banned Rooney for [...]

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PICTURE: United > England 1966

PICTURE: United > England 1966

This newspaper clipping, taken from March 1966, shows the opinion of referee Concetto Lo Bello that Manchester United were better than the International team, who went on to win the World Cup a few months later. Concetto Lo Bello was an Italian referee who holds the record for taking charge of the most Serie A [...]

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Capello Spoke To Squad About Captaincy… But Not Rio

Capello Spoke To Squad About Captaincy… But Not Rio

Fabio Capello has today dug himself a deeper ditch after revealing that despite still not having spoken to Rio Ferdinand about the captaincy issue, he spoke to all the squad! “I spoke with the players and personally with some players, and I spoke with the squad before I decided that John Terry will be the [...]

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Time For Rio To Hang Up England Boots

Time For Rio To Hang Up England Boots

I was pleased when Rio Ferdinand was named England captain. Not because I’m arsed about England but because I was looking forward to the preferential treatment players of this status get, like John Terry and Alan Shearer before him. Kick someone in the head or rugby tackle them, who gives a fuck, you’re England captain, [...]

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Foster: United More Demanding Than England

Ben Foster, who hasn’t won too many fans after criticising our support for protesting against the Glazers, has reiterated his opinion that he doesn’t have the mentality to cut it as a Manchester United player. “It gets out of hand, ridiculously so,” said Foster. “You have to perform amazingly well in every single game. You [...]

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Rio: England Need United’s Winning Mentality

Rio: England Need United’s Winning Mentality

Ahead of their friendly against France, England captain Rio Ferdinand has spoken about the difference in mentalty at his club, Manchester United, and his country. “That mentality comes from the confidence of winning,” he said. “Winning things would help. But we [at England] have to get into the situation to win things. And the truth [...]

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