England Euro 2012 conclusion: learn from United

Posted on June 25, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, England, Euro 2012, Man United, Tactics   20 Comments »

Author: Doron

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It’s hard to know where to begin with England. Euro 2012 really showed up our national team’s limited ability. Various factors effected this but a couple stood out more so than others – injuries and formations. Oddly, Roy Hodgson should have looked at United as a case study and now he, like Alex Ferguson, needs to ensure that his team change their tactical approach.

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Man United continue to commit to signing English talent

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The signing of Nick Powell from Crewe Alexandra secured a much sought after young talent for the club. Having only recently turned 18, Powell’s already racked up an impressive 64 competitive appearances and stands at over 6ft tall. In what’s a very global market, United are still looking close to home when it comes to signing players. The capture of Powell confirms United’s commitment to trying to buy English.

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John Terry is the reason for Rio Ferdinand exclusion

Posted on June 04, 2012  by Stretford-end  in Chelsea, England, Euro 2012, Man United, Players   31 Comments »

Rio Ferdinand celebrating

Author: Stretford-End

Unless you’re Stevie Wonder, blindfolded in a darkened room – you are simply not excused if you believe Rio Ferdinand’s Euro 2012 England squad exclusion is down to ‘footballing reasons’. Yesterday, following the withdrawal of Gary Cahill from the national squad through injury, new England boss Roy Hodgson called up Liverpool’s Martin Kelly from his stand-by list, (who has played two minutes of International football) rather than the experienced Rio, who is no doubt fuming with the latest snub. This blog is not to discuss what the England squad for Euro 2012 should be, but it will focus on the reason as to why Rio Ferdinand is not there – because of John Terry.

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Things: Neville’s successor, MOTD analysis, Benfica vs. Chelsea, and more…

Posted on March 23, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Chelsea, Doron, El Rob, England, Euro 2012, Nik, Sleepy Nik, Things   3 Comments »

Authors: Doron, Nik and Rob

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Here’s installment number six of the “Things” column. Musings this week are brought to you as ever by Nik, Doron and Rob.

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