When the FA chairman Greg Clarke appears in front of MPs later this month amid accusations of failure in football governance, it may be worth exploring just how we got to this point. From the disaster of Roy Hodgson and Euro 2016 to left-back Danny Rose accepting Alan Shearer’s assessment England are now a laughing 

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Maybe England are just not good enough! A contentious topic, but one that cannot go unnoticed given England’s perennial disappointment at major tournaments. The Three Lions were once again eliminated from the European Championship, but this time round by Iceland – a small country with a big heart. This is not the first time England 

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The whole farcical Rio Ferdinand and England episode in the run up to the qualifiers against San Marino and Montenegro highlighted something that has plagued England for too long: an obsession with looking back. The fact the debate centred on whether or not Ferdinand pulling out of the England squad and travelling to the Middle 

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Yesterday, it was all smiles at the FA, as the new National Football Centre in Burton got the Royal seal of approval. There was even a few laughs when Prince William, the President of the Football Association, said to Ashley Cole: “If you continue to be a naughty boy, they will take your twitter account 

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The FA’s respect campaign has been running for a long time now. And nothing is more apparent than in the pre-match handshakes between opposing players just before kick off. Over the last few weeks this has taken center stage. In some matches you’d be forgiven for forgetting there was actually any football on show. From 

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Carlo Ancelotti: “John Terry is the captain of all team captains, he was born with the captain’s armband on his arm.” Scolari : “For John Terry, dying in the pitch would be glory. You would need to kill him and maybe even then, he would still play.” Ray Wilkins: “Do we have the character of 

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