As England look to end 50 years without a major international trophy, Wayne Rooney may be their focal point for the last time.
Posts Tagged ‘world cup 2010’
James Hunt wonders why Spain are no longer everyone’s favourite cup of tea.
With just over a year left on his contract with the FA, Fabio Capello’s tenure as England boss gets the treatment from Ollie Jackson.
Over 100 football fans, bloggers and writers sent us their opinions and contributions on who really are the best players in the world. We spent hours trawling through the submissions, and today we begin to unveil the greatest players of 2010 – as voted by you.
Germany turned in a performance of the highest standard in Cape Town today, sending Diego Maradona’s Argentina side crashing out of the World Cup with their tails between their legs. As usual, there were plenty of Talking Points to be discussed as Kevin Doran reports.
England were taught a footballing lesson by perennial rivals Germany this afternoon as Fabio Capello’s men were sent packing from the World Cup in South Africa. Kevyn Doran sifts through the rubble of the Italian’s fallen empire to find the answer to the question on a nation’s lips this summer: Just what exactly went wrong? […]
In the latest of a shamefully sporadic series of opinion posts, Gav Reilly examines how racism in football is now a shamefully First World problem.
All eyes are yet again on the England camp following their disappointing performance against Algeria, and Dave Cooper looks at one of the biggest talking points to emerge from Fabio Capello’s reign.
1. That’s More Like It A tremendous display of relentless attacking football from Chile was just the breath of fresh air this tournament has needed. We’ve raved about Marcelo Bielsa’s tactics on BackPageFootball, which he slightly altered today. Instead of his famous 3-3-1-3, Bielsa went for a slightly more conservative 4-2-1-3. Given that, conservative is […]
1. Too much, Too soon Kudos to North Korea, they have won themselves millions of fans the world over with their performance against Brazil tonight. They defended with the steely discipline you expect from the Germans and Italians, against one of the ouright favourites in Brazil to win the World Cup this summer. A second-string […]