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On the Brink – England v Slovenia Preview

On the Brink – England v Slovenia Preview

🕔19:05, 4.Oct 2017

By Richard Piggford © Richard Piggford (October 4th 2017) Thursday 5th October EE Wembley Stadium 7.45pm Kick-off. Challenged England return to Wembley this Thursday (5th October) for their penultimate World Cup qualifier against Slovenia. Gareth Southgate’s men know that a

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Defoe Inspires England

Defoe Inspires England

🕔14:14, 27.Mar 2017

By Satish Sekar © Satish Sekar (March 26th 2017) Fitting Jermain Defoe’s return to international football after a wait of over three years could not have gone better for the Sunderland striker. He had doubted the recall would happen after

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England soundly beat Scotland at Wembley last night courtesy of three headed goals

England soundly beat Scotland at Wembley last night courtesy of three headed goals

🕔22:58, 13.Nov 2016

By Mark Metcalf at Wembley Stadium © Mark Metcalf (11 November 2016) England 3 (Sturridge, Lallana, Cahill) Scotland  Kick-off 19.45 Half time 1-0 Fine Margins The result was harsh on Gordon Strachan’s side, who worked hard and at 1-0 had

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Game Plan

Game Plan

🕔19:16, 12.Nov 2016

By Satish Sekar © Satish Sekar (November 10th 2016) Planning I don’t think it’s a must win, or anything like that”, Scotland’s captain Darren Fletcher told journalists this evening, “but I think that we can get a result down here

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Fred Spiksley’s Most Memorable Hat-Trick

Fred Spiksley’s Most Memorable Hat-Trick

🕔10:06, 11.Nov 2016

By Mark Metcalf (1) © Mark Metcalf (November 10th 2016) Three England players have scored a hat-trick against Scotland. The first was Sheffield Wednesday’s Fred Spiksley. Spiksley, after netting three times on his debut against Wales, faced Scotland on 1

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High Stakes 1

High Stakes 1

🕔10:12, 22.Oct 2015

By Satish Sekar © Satish Sekar (October 8th 2015) Penultimate Success – Part One Georgia’s 4-0 defeat of Gibraltar meant little – ultimately beating Scotland affected Group D. Gordon Strachan’s team held Poland 2-2, inspired by the red hot Robert

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Scotland’s Old Firm Rising … above sectarianism

Scotland’s Old Firm Rising … above sectarianism

🕔15:10, 14.Apr 2015

By Derek Miller Old Firm Rising Success and football have been strange bedfellows outside Scotland, ever since the Tartan Army swarmed into Argentina in 1978, promising to bring back the World Cup. Even a famous 3-2 morale boosting victory against

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From Strength to Strength

From Strength to Strength

🕔18:57, 13.Apr 2015

By Satish Sekar © Satish Sekar (August 14th 2013) Absence Noted Three days ago Manchester United won the Community Shield 2-0. David Moyes’ first press conference as a trophy-winning manager was marred by the never-ending Wayne Rooney débâcle. Rooney has

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