Fabio Capello: Rooney Is Important, But The Other Players Need to Support Him

Fabio Capello has warned his England players about the danger of becoming a one-man team. There was a clear contrast between Friday’s fluent display in Bulgaria, when three first-half goals wrapped up victory before the hosts had got started, and Tuesday’s disappointing display against Wales when only Robert Earnshaw’s unbelievable miss prevented the visitors snatching a Wembley draw. As it turned out, England would have needed to get a point…

September 8, 2011
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Frank Lampard: I Never Thought I Was Undroppable

England midfielder Frank Lampard insists he has never believed himself to be undroppable for the national team and promised to continue to make himself available for Three Lions duty. Lampard, 33, was left out of Fabio Capello’s starting line-up for Friday’s Euro 2012 qualifying win in Bulgaria, leading to suggestions that the curtain may have been coming down on his international career. It was the first time he had not…

September 7, 2011
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Harry Redknapp Believes England Can Win Euro 2012 Tournament

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp believes that England can win the Euro 2012 tournament that takes place in Poland and Ukraine next year. The Three Lions registered a 1-0 victory over Wales at Wembley on Tuesday to extend their lead at the top of Group G to six points, albeit having played a game more than second-placed Montenegro. With England expected to make their way through qualification by claiming a direct…

September 7, 2011
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Wayne Rooney Hungry For More England Goals

Wayne Rooney warned he was hungry for more after ending his year-long England goal drought. The Manchester United star has begun the season in flying form and followed up his hat-trick against Arsenal with a double for his country in the 3-0 win over Bulgaria in a Euro 2012 qualifier. Rooney had not enjoyed the happiest of 12 months with his criticism of England fans after the World Cup clash…

September 3, 2011
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Xabi Alonso: I Wish To Touch The Trophy This Year

Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso is desperate to win the La Liga title this season. The 28-year-old has yet to taste success in the league – both at Liverpool and now at Madrid And Alonso has admitted he is growing impatient and hopes to end his wait. “I need a league, I wish to touch the trophy this year,” Alonso told the Spanish sports daily Marca. “I have been runner-up…

September 2, 2011
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Sir Alex Ferguson: Real Stuff Starts On Sunday

Sir Alex Ferguson has declared last week’s Community Shield as the start of a phoney war for Premier League supremacy. Manchester United sent out a real message of intent at Wembley. Dominant in the first-half against Manchester City, United nevertheless found themselves two goals down. It was not until the interval introductions of Tom Cleverley, Phil Jones and Jonny Evans that the Red Devils really cut loose, scoring three times…

August 12, 2011
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