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Steve McClaren

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

  1. 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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  2. How McClaren plans to get Sacked

    The genius of his lunacy is sublime. Not even the most advanced sports psychologists have recognised this, so I want you all to remember that I did. Its really quite clear – Steve McClaren wants the boot.

  3. What Will You Do Next Summer?

    When answering this question the average Englishman is probably in the following school of thought. He will be looking at the cities which will host the Cricket next summer, and look to buy himself grandstand tickets. He will also be …


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  4. Taxi for McClaren?

    How many of you think that England’s defeat to Russia was the result of Steve McClaren’s tactical ineptitude and an acute inability to motivate his players? There’s talk of blaming Rooney but as Scott says, you cannot blame Rooney for …


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  5. It’s A Fickle Old Game

    This article is a submission for the Soccerlens Football Writing Competition; to participate, please read the details here. I think Sami Hyypia summed everything up brilliantly the other week. ‘When we were winning, the rotation wasn’t a problem but now …


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  6. England are back where they started

    Sep 2, 2006 – England beat Andorra 5-0 in a somewhat pointless Euro 2008 qualifier. Having beaten Greece convincingly some time before in a friendly, McClaren’s “new England” are buoyant and enthusiastic about their future. Sep 12, 2007 – England …


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