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John Fuller: Football

Football means nothing when a life is at risk

The great Bill Shankley famously proclaimed football was more important than life or death.

He was wrong.

Seeing Fabrice Muamba lying lifeless on the pitch at White Hart Lane put into perspective how insignificant football really is.

Football is a game. Nothing more, nothing less.

In its simplest form, football is 90 minutes... [more]

By John Fuller
Published: March 19, 2012

My England XI

With the Euros just three months away, now is the time for England to dump its flops on football’s scrapheap.

 The ‘golden generation’ won nothing.

England, under whoever’s guidance, must embrace youth.

Lining up 4-3-3 and presuming all are fit and playing well, here is the side I want to start against... [more] (2 comments)

By John Fuller
Published: March 16, 2012

A case for England's Euro 2012 defence

With the European Championships just three months away, now is the time for England to throw proven flops onto football’s scrapheap and blood young talent.

The ‘golden generation’ as it was described won nothing. It didn’t even come close to winning something.

That is why England, under whoever’s guidance,... [more]

By John Fuller
Published: March 14, 2012

Soulless Chelsea wrong to sack Andre Villas-Boas

The challenge of breaking up Chelsea’ old guard cost Andre Villas-Boas his job.

The ageing squad is in desperate need of an overhaul, but the rookie Portuguese was never given time or support.

It showed a distinct lack of class on trigger-happy owner Roman Abramovich’s part to sack Villas-Boas just eight months into his tenure.... [more]

By John Fuller
Published: March 5, 2012
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