After a bit of an off-season hiatus, Off The Cuff’s Ed Diggins is back and leaves no stone unturned with an indepth look at Fabio Capello’s England.
Archive for June, 2010
So in 2010, we expect football has moved towards a favoured line of four in defence, but this World Cup has not moved far from the systems teams played in 2006. In the 2006 World Cup, Japan, Costa Rica, Argentina, South Korea and Mexico played a system that had three at the back. This year, [...]
As England go into their final group game against Slovenia needing a win to guarantee an extended stay in the tournament, Mark Jepson is optimistic about his side’s chances.
After watching their noisy neighbours recover from a disappointing start by annihilating North Korea earlier in the day, Spain hoped for a similar performance against Honduras. An exceptional display of attacking team football followed, but with a crucial ingredient missing that may cost Spain in the latter stages. Goals.
Chile chipped away at a dogged Swiss defense until Mark Gonzalez found the break through with the only goal of the game. An enthralling match with chances and cards aplenty, there was no shortage of Talking Points as Kevyn Doran reports. 1. Chalk and Cheese We all expected this game to be the relentless attacking [...]
With all eyes on the vast array of superstars flaunting their skills in South Africa this summer, Back Page Football takes a fond look back over the career of the World Cup’s favourite son and all time leading goalscorer, Ronaldo.
Pre-tournament favourites Spain need to get back on track against Honduras today, and Liam Stoker looks at the tactics of Vincent Del Bosque’s side.
BackPageFootball.com’s resident tipster Nick Higgins is back with a look at the latest round of World Cup matches.
32 nations. 64 games. Millions watching worldwide. Many of whom are scratching their heads and wondering why their country is struggling so much at the World Cup. European Champions Inter Milan may hold the key to the answer. England and Italy have both opened with a pair of uninspiring draws against less illustrious opponents, while France can [...]
Wayne Rooney sparked controversy as he hit back at booing fans after England’s game with Algeria, and Tyrone Marshall pulls no punches when criticising the actions of the underperforming superstar.