BfB Goes To The World Cup 2010 (Without leaving the front room)

One which beats Germany, obviously, but in the last two weeks the England team has been questioned and answered those questions on the field with a good performance that deserved more than the 1-0. The adjectives directed at England after the win over Slovenia were muted in comparison to those tagged to the team when […]

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§231 · June 25, 2010 · England · Comments Off on What type of England team do we want? · Tags: , , ,


Jermaine Defoe was a young footballer at Charlton Athletic before – at 14 – defecting to West Ham because as a club they would be better for him. He was a part of a West Ham side that got relegated before exiting to Spurs and a return to the Premier League where he felt he […]

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England W. I’ve watched many England displayed ripped apart by a press ho long for blood and take it regardless of the quality of the performance but the goalless encounter between Fabio Capello’s side and Algeria has little to commend it and lots of damn it. Rabah Saâdane’s Algerians were effective but little more. They […]

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England manager Fabio Capello to test a theory that saw the previous non-English England manager Sven Goran Eriksson appointed specifically because the Swede was a man outside the English football structure. Eriksson – it was thought by Adam Crozier the Chief Executive who hired him – would be less tied to the traditions of the […]

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§49 · June 13, 2010 · England · Comments Off on Capello tests the theory · Tags: , , , , , , , , ,


Before the game the rumours give us a team of Green, Johnson, King, Terry, A Cole, Lennon, Lampard, Gerrard, Milner, Heskey and Rooney and as I mull that I wonder how we have got to the stage of rumoured teams – any number of people including myself are gnashing teeth at the idea of lacking […]

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