The Guardian: Wembley’s corner-flags remained unmolested as Wayne Rooney capped a quietly effective game with two simple yet well-taken second-half goals, the fiery striker marking his return to London by staying on the pitch longer than those around him for a change.
Following a week of slatings in the press and the England manager Fabio Capello calling him a ‘crazy man’, Wayne Rooney went on to score two goals in England’s 4-0 victory over Slovakia. Rooney was named Man of the Match before even scoring his second, which turned out to be the last kick of the [...]
Rio Ferdinand has come out with the usual pre-match rubbish, ahead of England’s match tonight against European Champions, Spain. He reckons they’re the best team in the World but after beating Germany in a friendly, thinks England are good enough to take them. I’ll settle for Torres getting injured and United players going unscathed.
Paul Scholes was overlooked by Sven-Goran Eriksson in order to accomodate both Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard in the England midfield. Scholes retired to focus on United, clearly not impressed at having to play out of position, and every manager that followed Sven asked him to reconsider. This was over four and a half years [...]
There will always be moments when one of our players do something or say something which you know they deserve to get laughed at for. When Rio Ferdinand’s ‘You Got Merked’ programme was broadcast, I was cringing (until I saw Gary Neville tell that scouse copper where to go, at least). When the stories about [...]
Dimitar Berbatov was replaced in the first half of Bulgaria’s 6-1 thrashing at the hands of Serbia, with the injury believed to be his hamstring. He is now obviously a doubt for this weekend’s match against Aston Villa. It could have been much worse for Bulgaria when considering that Serbia missed two penalties. Fortunately for [...]
Yesterday, John O’Shea claimed that despite what people may think, Sir Alex Ferguson is very supportive of his players going on International duty. With a friendly scheduled for tomorrow, something which Ferguson has branded ‘a waste of time’ in the past, our manager is obviously less that impressed, particularly when considering the injuries we already [...]
International matches take place this week meaning several players came off ‘injured’ during the weekend’s Premiership fixtures. In the past, Ferguson branded Internional friendlies, like the one England will be playing against Germany on Wednesday, ‘a waste of time’, after Darren Fletcher picked up an injury whilst playing for Scotland. “We’ve had a bad blow [...]
Rio Ferdinand sensibly called for the FIFA to start docking points of teams whose fans exhibited racist behaviour. Following the pitiful fine FIFA dished out to Croatia after their fans made monkey noises whenever Emile Heskey was on the ball in England’s recent, Ferdinand was concerned at FIFA’s poor commitment to kicking racism out of [...]