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Steve McClaren

Much maligned former England manager, currently in charge of Derby County

  1. A letter from Steve McClaren

    I received a letter this morning from former England manager Steve McClaren. (If you believe that, you’ll believe anything!) Anyway, I thought I would share it with you because it contains some wonderful insights into some of the decisions he …


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  2. Who’d Be An England Manager?

    They’re a fickle sort, the Football Association. 18 games into a four-year contract, Steve McLaren was dismissed following his failure to qualify for Euro 2008. While fickle, I have to say I totally agree with the FA’s decision. This time. …


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  3. England Out!

    Italy and England are similar in that after the last World Cup, both their coaches resigned – Lippi and Eriksson. They are also similar in that many people doubted the abilities of their new managers – Donadoni and McClaren. Now, …


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  4. On England…

    “Wake up. You didn’t lose the game because of the tactics. We’re simply a better team. I admire your team and your players but my team is a much better team.” That is what the Croat manager had to say …


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  5. England Fail to Qualify for Euro 2008

    [Editor's note: for a minute-by-minute live blog report of the England-Croatia game, see this post]  One word: Nightmare. On the night of the most important games for England in recent years they bottled it. A gutless and nervy performance from every player. …


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