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Rooney: I’m not bothered by critics

Wayne Rooney was played out of position on the left for England’s 2-2 draw with Ecuador yesterday, but still managed to score a goal. Several people in the media have claimed that Rooney shouldn’t be guaranteed a starting place but the player insists he isn’t bothered what people have to say. “I am not really [...]

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RvP Won’t Miss World Cup

Following an injury-plagued season, there were fears that Robin van Persie might miss the World Cup after being taken off at half-time in Holland’s 2-0 win over Wales. Van Persie has revealed to reporters in Holland that they should have nothing to worry about. “I wouldn’t call it an injury,” he said. “It built up [...]

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VIDEO: Valencia strangles Sterling

VIDEO: Valencia strangles Sterling

In England’s 2-2 draw with Ecuador this evening, Antonio Valencia was sent off for strangling Raheem Sterling after a horrible challenge from the Liverpool player. Well worth the card. Gwan Tony lad!

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Valencia – “The Amazonian Express”

Valencia – “The Amazonian Express”

On the world stage, Antonio Valencia is unarguably the most famous Ecuadorian footballer of all time. He is the only man from his country to have played in a Champions League final and the only one to have won a pair of league titles in one of Europe’s biggest leagues. His achievements are a great [...]

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VIDEO: Kagawa goal vs Costa Rica

“I managed to score when we were in full flow,” said Kagawa. “I thank our defenders for not conceding a second goal. We came back from behind to win because we defended well. We need to perform much earlier in games.”

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VIDEO: Incredible RvP goal vs Ecuador

Robin van Persie scored an incredible goal tonight for Holland in their friendly against Ecuador. Antonio Valencia started for the opposition and the game finished 1-1.

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Which countries are the Premier League players from?

Which countries are the Premier League players from?

Where Footballers are from by Jacamo With the World Cup just a few weeks ago, here’s an interesting infographic showing how the Premier League’s squads are broken down by nationality. There has been much debate recently over whether the England national team is paying the price for having so many foreigners in the league. The [...]

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Have the right United players been chosen for the squad?

Roy Hodgson announced his England squad for the World Cup yesterday and Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling were all selected. Tom Cleverley and Michael Carrick are on the standby list. It’s no surprise that Rooney is on the plane to Rio. Despite having rarely performed well for England, and having not [...]

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VIDEO: Kagawa goal vs New Zealand

“It really had been a while,” Kagawa told reporters when asked about playing from the beginning. “But I still had to play well and earn a good result whether I started or came off the bench. Shinji Kagawa scored one and assisted another in Japan’s 4-2 win over New Zealand. “I didn’t feel as strong [...]

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VIDEO: Rooney goal vs Montenegro

England 1-0 Montenegro (Goal Wayne Rooney) by all-goals

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VIDEO: Van Persie hattrick to become Holland’s top scorer

RVP 40 by Counterpoint1 #41 RVP by Counterpoint1 Robin van Persie scored a hattrick against Hungary this evening to beat Patrick Kluivert’s (who is now a coach for the national team) record to become Holland’s all time top scorer.

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Van Persie – Holland’s top goalscorer

Van Persie – Holland’s top goalscorer

Robin van Persie has tonight equalled Patrick Kluivert’s record for Holland and joined him as the country’s top scorer with 40 goals. Van Persie, who is his nation’s captain, put Holland 1-0 up against Hungary after quarter of an hour and then made it 4-0 just before half-time. Kluivert, who joined the coaching staff last [...]

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VIDEO: Van Persie’s goals vs Andorra

Andorra 0-2 Netherlands (All Goals) 10… by ourmatch Andorra Netherlands van Persie2 by Counterpoint1 Robin van Persie scored both of Holland’s goals in their 2-0 win over Andorra. He is now the 2nd highest scorer in Holland’s history, overtaking Dennis Bergkamp and is two goals behind Patrick Kluivert.

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STATS: Welbeck’s England goals compared with other top strikers

Danny Welbeck scored another two goals for England this week, making that eight goals in total, but how does this compare with some well known English strikers? Gary Lineker – 48 (80) – 0.6 goals per game. Wayne Rooney – 36 (84) – 0.43 goals per game. Alan Shearer – 30 (63) – 0.48 goals [...]

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VIDEO: Van Persie goals for Holland vs Estonia

Robin van Persie scored an injury time penalty against Estonia to save Holland from defeat in their 2-2 draw.

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