Archive for the ‘England’ Category

 It was a frustrating performance by England on the night Beckham won his 100th cap

Pretty humiliating stuff from Fabio Capello’s England team. A relatively stale game saw France win at home against the Three Lions 1-0 on a Franck Ribery penalty kick in the 32nd minute.

England created few chances in this game and will look to rebound against the US, who destroyed Poland 3-0 on FIFA International Friendly Day.

Note: Hopefully I can find a video soon, but Estonia/Canada was played in a wicked snowstorm!

Fabio Capello New England Manager

Posted: December 13, 2007 in England

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Photo from BBC

The replacement for Steve McLaren is finally here. Italian Fabio Capello, has been inked to a 4 year, 6.5 million pound deal to help the national senior squad that was knocked out in Euro 2008 qualifying stages. Capello managed AC Milan in the 90s, and led them to 4 Serie A titles, as well as a 4-0 beating against FC Barcelona in the 1994 UEFA Champions League.

This is a good decision to me, he’ll know who to bench, probably give England the wacky idea of scoring goals, and lock Paul Robinson in a chamber before he destroys them with goal keeping errors.

Source: BBC

You mean to tell me you bench guys (Beckham and Paul Robinson), ineffective for the entire tournament, at the last minute?! McLaren deserved to be fired, because his conservative play and his inability to play consistent football killed them.

By the way, if anyone can explain to me how Man Utd lost to friggin Bolton, tell me.

 Friendlies

Switzerland vs. Chile

Canada vs. Costa Rica

USA vs. Brazil

Euro 2008 Qualifiers

England vs. Israel

Spain vs. Iceland

Wales vs. Germany

Women’s World Cup

Germany vs. Australia

Canada vs. Norway

Have a great weekend everyone!

England is on Thin Ice Baby!

Posted: August 23, 2007 in England, Soccer

Football in England is at its lowest point, as they rebuild to get past the round of 8 in the World Cup. I mean, they earned a tough 0-0 draw in Euro 2008 qualifying against mighty Israel. They just finished off with a 2-1 loss to Germany, in which Paul Robinson completely messed up the 1st goal. Steven Gerrard and Wayne Rooney are injured, they haven’t beaten Brazil in 16 years, England is showing the world that they are quite incompetent. Maybe Sven-Goran Erikkson shouldn’t have left after all. Because Steve McLaren is doing an awful job managing his side. No Euro 2008, maybe no World Cup 2010.