England Fixtures pose worries

England fixtures coming up include Oct 12, San Marino (h); Oct 16, Poland (a); and Mar 22, 2013, San Mariono (a).  The question is: does Wembley inhibit England players? Although Hodgson thinks that the players got hold of the ball and played well, it took Frank lampard's late penalty in the last fixture (England 1, Ukraine 1) at Wembley, to transform the match that so nearly dashed England's … [Read more...]

What are England’s chances against Italy?

Italy and England are actually very similar, the Azzurri came out and looked like attacking against the Republic of Ireland, and absorbed all the pressure against both Croatia and Spain in Group B. Both sides are naturally cautious, however, England is less likely to be caught out on the break by the Italians as they would have been if it were Spain. Wayne Rooney has been off form, what … [Read more...]