Can Roy bid the Azzuri ‘arrivederci’ again?

It’s here at last. June, 24th. Eight years ago, England exited Euro 2004 with a whimper. Punished for their pathetic penalties by Portugal, another agonising end hurt. In truth, England didn’t look half as threatening once Wayne Rooney had limped off and...

Duff to captain the Irish against Italy

Damien Duff will captain the Republic of Ireland in their final Euro 2012 fixture against Italy as he reaches 100 caps for his country. The Fulham winger will become the fifth Irish player to bring up a century of appearances for his country against the Italians in...

Irish eager to spring a surprise

The European Championships might have become more interesting from a Fulham perspective when Roy Hodgson’s appointment into the England hot seat just before the finals. The West Brom manager quickly added his trusted┬álieutenant and Craven Cottage stalwart Ray...

Rating Roy’s 23: A look at England’s Euro 2012 squad

Roy Hodgson’s appointment as England manager surprised the seasoned hacks. They’ve responded with a curious detachment to the new man, talking up Harry Redknapp and raising quizzical eyebrows at his first selection, which also happens to be the squad that...

Why Roy Hodgson’s right for England

The England manager’s job is one of those jobs that everyone thinks they can do. What’s great about football is that it brings people together – and everyone has an opinion. The rise of the internet and an insatiable appetite for comment that has...