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Category Archive: INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL

Lashings of talent, with a dollop of cheating on the side…
by Ed Bottomley

How can such a drab, vanilla performance elicit so much pain and anger? England are the one thing we English football fans can be fickle about. Loyalty is for club…read more…

The English Mess
by Ed Bottomley

England lost 3-2 to the Netherlands this week. The reaction was very predictable. A swathe of journos and fans shrugged their shoulders and dismissed this as a crapulous England display.…read more…

How this World Cup could have been a Ghostbusters Tour
by Ed Bottomley

Spain: El Doctor Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Ball When Fabio Capello first left Milan and went to manage Real Madrid well over a decade…read more…

Uruguay’s Luis Suarez is no cheat and doesn’t deserve the boos.
by Ed Bottomley

The third-fourth World Cup playoff between Uruguay and Germany was a good game with both teams bouncing from one end of the field to the other – the only thing…read more…

Detroit – Motown is no town for Football
by Ed Bottomley

World Cup 2010: USA https://twitter.com/TimHoward2010 “Detroit has a nice smile, it’s just that some of her teeth are missing.”   Detroit’s slump comes in more varieties than Heinz Ketchup. She’s…read more…

England: Just Like Watching Brazil
by Ed Bottomley

World Cup 2010: England http://twitter.com/dixiessixty Germany 4-1 England. It was an escape from victory not Escape To Victory, a bust rather than Dambusters.   And soon after a stampede of…read more…

Everton, England, and 1966 – Garrincha, Ali, Dylan & Ball
by Ed Bottomley

When Kurt Cobain was a kid he didn’t know what punk sounded like. Not knowing first hand, he made up his own sound, a rangy sloppy grunge quite different from punk.…read more…

Vuvuzelas: Stop Moaning
by Ed Bottomley

By far more annoying than the drone of thousands of Vuvuzelas is the moaning that surrounds it. Firstly its shows a total disregard for the poor blighters who don’t have…read more…

Pienaar is a win-win situation.
by Ed Bottomley

 Why we should’t be too upset about losing Pienaar. Rob Gordon: I will now sell five copies  of “The Three EPs” by The Beta Band. Dick: Go for it. [Rob…read more…

USMNT: How Charlie Davies turned from a good player into a brilliant one.
by Ed Bottomley

World Cup 2010: USA https://twitter.com/TimHoward2010 This is the problem with communication online; word spreads like wildfire. Within seconds of US striker Eddie Johnson limping off in the Aris game we…read more…

Capello’s Jagielka Mistake
by Ed Bottomley

  World Cup 2010: England twitter.com/dixiessixty Fabio Capello announced England’s 30 man provisional World Cup squad and made one big mistake – neglecting to call up Phil Jagielka. There were…read more…

Desert Island Kicks

You’re stranded on a desert island, what footballing memories would you take with you?

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Next Fixtures

PremierLeague: Sunday 11 Nov (14:15); Chelsea at Stamford Bridge

Saturday 24 Nov (15:00); Cardiff City at Goodison

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goodison Raw

Focus on the facts not the rhetoric

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