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Owen hat-trick forces Capello to reconsider

by Jamie Smith

Having looked at Fabio Capello’s options on the wings in his last piece Jamie Smith moves further up the pitch to the strikers, where Michael Owen is beginning to force his way back into the reckoning. Strangely, for a manager who seems to be so organised, so considered and generally excellent at his job, it […]


Plethora of wingers masks lack of England depth

by Jamie Smith

Having analysed Fabio Capello’s options at full-back in his last piece Jamie Smith moves up the park to the wingers, where, he argues, there are lots of options, but little quality within them. A year ago, Joe Cole and Theo Walcott looked absolute certainties to be in the starting eleven for England at the World […] 11

Capello’s full-back conundrum

by Jamie Smith

In his first article for BackPageFootball, Jamie Smith discusses England’s full back options as they go into their friendly against Brazil without Glen Johnson and Ashley Cole. You would think that having led England to their simplest qualification for a major tournament in decades that Fabio Capello would be having a nice sit down and […]