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

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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The best thing about the World Cup is its elusiveness. Try as they might in forty four years England have yet to catch up with the thing again – in a winning sense at least – and they are not alone in this near fruitless quest. The list of countries to have tried and not […]

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Injury has become the metronome of the run up to the World Cup. Famously it was David Beckham who had the nation praying for a small bone in his foot to heal but latterly every nation has a Beckham – England’s include the man himself ruled out and his partner in deadly play Michael Owen. […]

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§7 · June 4, 2010 · England, Ivory Coast · Comments Off on How the make the best of a bad injury · Tags: , , , ,


The England squad announcement should never have been the big news that it dragged into being with the FA’s media management skills and the veracious appetite for the public via the media to have any and all information as soon as it becomes a fully formed thought once again coming into conflict. The day – […]

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§1 · June 1, 2010 · England · Comments Off on Capello will rue leaving Huddlestone at home · Tags: , , , , , ,