England manager Roy Hodgson took a major gamble by making six changes for a final group game against Slovakia and was made to sweat as his team dominated without reward in a goalless draw that sends them through to the last 16 — but only in second place and with questions to answer.
Tue, 21 Jun, 2016
If Friday against Switzerland was a night when the defence showed way, here was a game where all Ireland’s better play came at the other end of the pitch, with the novel strike partnership of Shane Long and James McClean both getting on the score sheet — albeit from the penalty spot — while Wes Hoolahan once again showed how vital he is to the team’s attempts to play a more creative brand of football.
Wed, 30 Mar, 2016
Wed, 30 Mar, 2016
Fri, 08 Jan, 2016
One by one the big boys of the Premier League have lined up to prove their title credentials and one by one they have fallen; so should anyone be surprised that Liverpool, suddenly vaulted into the spotlight by a flurry of impressive results under a new manager, should do exactly the same at St James’ Park?
Mon, 07 Dec, 2015
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp continues to play a patient game with Daniel Sturridge and insists the striker must prove he is more “robust” before he is fully thrown back into first-team action.
Thu, 26 Nov, 2015
Mon, 09 Nov, 2015
Buried amid the cacophany of West Ham’s first victory at Anfield in over half a century was the simple fact that several months of hard work and apparent improvement by Liverpool under Brendan Rodgers apparently dissipated in 90 traumatic minutes.
Mon, 31 Aug, 2015
After a week in which the general election was the only topic of conversation in England, the red flag is still flying at half-mast for Liverpool despite a hard-earned point against the blues of Chelsea who have already won the Premier League by a huge majority.
Mon, 11 May, 2015