World Cup

Not so Hungry for Hungary

August 11, 2010

Anyone want 3 tickets with me for an England international game tonight because i’ve got some and I can’t get shot of them. No surprising really, after the shambles in South Africa, I don’t think the FA are doing anyone any favours trying to milk the last bit wedge out of supporters. I’ve heard there is something approaching 20’000 tickets still […]

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Capello’s ‘fresh start’ ignores England’s basic tactical shortcoming

August 10, 2010

Capello’s new-look squad does not address the shortage of midfield security seen at the World Cup; there is not a single holding player in the current 23. This needless game against Hungary, three days before the kick-off of the Premier League season, is surely a time to take a step into the unknown. The token promotion of Arsenal’s young prot […]

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England move up in FIFA World Rankings

July 14, 2010

It’s official, panic over, England are not as bad as we originally thought. Despite their horrific World Cup in South Africa, Fabio Capello’s flops have risen from 8th to 7th in FIFA’s latest world rankings. […]

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Spain must find balance to match Germany’s equilibrium

July 7, 2010

If, as expected, Torres is finally dropped tonight, Spain will be forced to crowd the midfield and fit a lot of talented central midfielders into a system that prevents them tripping over each others’ toes. There have many smooth, round pegs, but some must quickly adapt to square holes if Spain are to overcome Germany’s balanced side. […]

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Rosey’s World Cup Round-up semi-final

July 6, 2010

Thanks Diego So it’s Holland who are the first team to book their place at Sunday’s final, after they defeated Uruguay in Cape Town tonight. But I’d like to take this opportunity to heap praise upon a member of the tonight’s losing side, Diego Forlan. There surely has never been such a world class goal-scorer […] […]

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Uruguay Break African Hearts

July 2, 2010

Ghana 1 Uruguay 1 Uruguay win 4-2 on penalties The African continent was cheering for Ghana tonight as they just fell short to become the first African team to reach the semi- finals of a World Cup. Uruguay started brightly with feared strike duo Diego Forlan and Luis Suarez linking up with pace, power and […] […]

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Rosey’s World Cup Round-up: England

June 28, 2010

I’m sure like me, you have read every column inch and more on yesterday’s debacle in Bloemfontein including Mike and James excellent blogs on here. You may have come-up with a range of different opinions on the players and manager and what’s next for English football. Having taking in all of this, I’ve come to my own conclusion and for me […]

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Germany Vs England- The Big One

June 27, 2010

So here we are. The Big One. There’s no escaping it and there’s no point wishing we could’ve played an easier team, because we didn’t top our World Cup group. Simple. Our opponents are Germany; a team full of individual flair, with particular emphasis on discipline (of course) and creative midfield play. England? We get [&he […]

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South America has the edge over Europe at the World Cup

June 26, 2010

Teams from the UEFA region have been outperformed by their rivals from across the Atlantic so far in the tournament. All five of South America’s representatives at the World Cup survived the group stage. By and large, they have been better to watch than many of the European sides too. […]

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Rosey’s World Cup Round-up day 14

June 24, 2010

Avriadechi! I’m not going to dwell too much on yesterday’s result as far as I’m concerned it was job done. The fact that we were holding on to the lead with minutes ago against a team like Slovakia doesn’t bode well ahead of games against Germany and then possibly Argentina but the performance was so […] […]

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Is Landon Donovan the player of the tournament so far?

June 24, 2010

It just had to be Landon Donovan that scored the dramatic last-gasp winner against Algeria last night. The USA’s talisman has proved to be the difference between a workmanlike side able to match decent opposition over 90 minutes, and one that is able to surpass them. Last night he was the difference between an early exit from the World Cup and a […]

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Jermain Man! England Over The Line… Just.

June 23, 2010

England produced an much improved performance to qualify for the World Cup group stages. It could have only got better couldn’t it? England endured a predictably nervy start to their vital game against Slovenia but looked far more imposing in the first 10 minutes-more reminscent of their successfull qualifying campaign. Although England were […]

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