GERRARD IS LIVERPOOL’S GREATEST PLAYER EVER (and Luis Suarez is the best Stevie G has played with)By JIM VAN WIJK
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Steve Gerrard felt "humbled" to be honoured as the recipient of the 2013 Football Writers' Association’s award at a gala tribute dinner in London's Savoy Hotel on Sunday January 20.
TRAPPISH – THE LANGUAGE THAT IS MAKING LEGEND TRAPATTONI A FIGURE OF RIDICULECOLIN YOUNG of the Daily Mail explains the difficulties of working with Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni
By CHRISTOPHER DAVIES
IF THE football writers who cover England thought Fabio Capello was hard work, a few days with his fellow countryman Giovanni Trapattoni would have them yearning for the good old days under Don Fabio.
KLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE GOALSCORING KINDBy CHRISTOPHER DAVIES
IT WOULD be an exaggeration to say that all Miroslav Klose does is to score lots of goals but only just.
At 6ft, Klose is not significantly tall for a striker yet the five headed goals he scored at the 2002 World Cup underline his strength in the air. He is not lightning quick, does not possess the technique to leave defenders tackling his shadow and rarely scores from outside the penalty-area. He also does not take penalties.
Collina warns of zero tolerance at Euro 2012By CHRISTOPHER DAVIES
Pierluigi Collina has warned that referees have been instructed to adopt a zero tolerance attitude at Euro 2012.
Internationals of England, the Republic of Ireland and other finalists who play in the Barclays Premier League are used to a more lenient style of refereeing where too often bad tackles go unpunished but in Poland and Ukraine they can expect domestic-type challenges which endanger the safety of an opponent to be punished by a red card.
Roy Hodgson interviewRoy Hodgson announces his England squad for Euro 2012
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St George’s Day Delivery for Vauxhall from Stuart PearceStuart Pearce made a special delivery to a Vauxhall Retailer on St George’s Day to launch England’s new training kit for the European Championship.
Pearce, who was appointed the Interim England Manager in February, hand delivered the new Umbro England training kit to Vauxhall Retailer Pentagon in Burton in a Luton-built Vivaro van.
FWA Live: Football Writers’ Association unveils Euro 2012 preview eventThe Football Writers’ Association has today launched the first ‘FWA Live’ event – a preview evening featuring a selection of the most respected football writers in the country who will look ahead to this summer’s European Championships in Poland and Ukraine.
Who could England face at Euro 2012?WILL ENGLAND QUALIFY?
Well, despite their mediocre display against England should reach the Euro 2012 finals one way or the other.
ONE WAY OR THE OTHER...?
The nine group winners qualify automatically plus the best runner-up. As things stand Montenegro, second in Group G behind England on goal-difference, would qualify as the ‘fastest losers.’