Steve McClaren

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

Gill: McClaren in frame for Manchester United job

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David Gill has responded to Ferguson's desire to retire at the end of this season by naming an unlikely candidate as successor: Steve McClaren. During a...

England’s secret war

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Disclaimer: This is personal opinion, so keep that in mind before you go off on a rant. We know that the English media are a...

England watch: McClaren under viscious attack from the Sun

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Before the Israel game, Pini Zahavi, super-agent, predicted that the English media would set upon Steven McClaren like a pack of wolves if England...

Zahavi blames squad “jealousy” of Beckham for England’s WC 2006 “failure”

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Long story short - Zahavi speaks to the Israeli press about the Israel v England game, talks about the England squad under Eriksson being...

Israel 0-0 England – out of balance and out of ideas

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This post is about the Israel qualifier in March 2007 - for the recent qualifying game (September 2007), see this article: England vs Israel,...

Lampard and Gerrard can no longer be automatic choices for England

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Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard should no longer be considered as automatic choices for England's midfield. While their performances for their clubs are usually...

The case for David Beckham

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There's a lot of debate going on about what England and McClaren should do to turn things around. England have not become 'bad' all of...

Eriksson would never have lost against Croatia

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A bold statement, maybe, but people forget that despite Eriksson's failure to convert 3 quarter-final berths into something better, England under him were not...

England need Beckham, Nolan and lessons in getting the basics right

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Paul Robinson's explanation of that goal (video below) only serves to highlight the pressure and desperation that grips the England camp. If you win, people...

Steve McClaren reads Soccerlens.com

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Don't believe me? Here's solid proof. On 9th October, while previewing the England v Croatia qualifier, I said the following: England need to focus on getting...

Surprise – England’s problem was not just the previous manager

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It is fashionable to round up on Eriksson and blame him for all of England's problems. Steve McClaren used this card to full-tilt by...

England’s Problems: Steve McClaren, Frank Lampard and David Beckham

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With the focus on Euro 2008, England's 2 qualifiers and whether McClaren will finally screw up or not, Soccerlens turns its attention to Stevo...