Scholes blasts England National Team

Paul Scholes has lambasted the England national team, insisting it is “laughable” to even consider them contenders for World Cups because many of the squad are only playing to “get to a top club”. Scholes earned 66 caps for England, but he retired from the international scene seven years before he quit club football with Manchester United, a decision largely put down to the fact he was often shunted out…

July 11, 2011

Cesc Fabregas Warns Team-Mate Jack Wilshere

Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas waded into the latest club-versus-country row after warning team-mate Jack Wilshere he faces burn-out. Wilshere is ready to go against Gunners boss Arsene Wenger’s wishes in the summer by playing the European Under-21 Championships in Denmark – even though he is now an established member of Fabio Capello’s senior side. Wenger wants his midfield starlet to have a full summer’s break ahead of next season but…

April 1, 2011

Andy Carroll Can Be Better Than Didier Drogba Says Joe Cole

Joe Cole has piled praise on Liverpool team-mate Andy Carroll, by likening the England striker to Didier Drogba. Carroll netted his first international goal for England in just his second senior appearance for Fabio Capello’s side last night – and Cole believes the 22-year-old is already ahead of the level his old Chelsea team-mate Drogba occupied at the same age. “He’s very much like Didier Drogba,” Cole told LFC Weekly….

March 30, 2011

Fabio Capello Hits Out At José Mourinho

Fabio Capello has brushed off claims by José Mourinho that the Portuguese was the Football Association’s preferred choice to become England manager three years ago, pointedly saying he would never comment publicly on another job out of “respect” for the incumbent. The build-up to Tuesday evening’s friendly against Ghana saw Capello forced to justify his decision to field an experimental side at a sold-out Wembley and to defend his command…

March 29, 2011

England Can Survive Without Wayne Rooney…How True?

Wales caused few problems but Wayne Rooney is often ready to pose difficulties for himself. He can churn with frustration even when his team is coasting to victory as England were at the Millennium Stadium. Fabio Capello might remember the afternoon for the booking that will see the forward suspended from the next Euro 2012 qualifier, against Switzerland at Wembley in June. Unruliness in Cardiff undermined any notion that Rooney…

March 28, 2011

I Never Deserved To Lose The England Captaincy:Terry

An unrepentant John Terry has urged any England team-mate unimpressed with his reappointment as captain to seek him out and discuss their differences face to face, with the centre-half unapologetic over his own part in being stripped of the job 13 months ago. Fabio Capello summoned his 26-man squad on to the pitch at London Colney prior to training to confirm formally that Terry was his new permanent captain in…

March 23, 2011