Tag: rooney

Wayne Rooney and the surprise England return

Wayne Rooney will make a surprise return to the England set-up after the FA decided to honour the former national team captain in a friendly against the United States this month. Rooney,…

What it’s like to play against Wayne Rooney

THE PREMIER LEAGUE IS BACK with a bang but few transfers over the summer have divided opinion as much as the return of the prodigal son to Goodison Park. Some people say…

Wayne Rooney: an inconvenient legend

When the conversation topic turns to footballing legends, those that spring to mind are generally the quintessential one-club men – Francesco Totti, Ryan Giggs and Steven Gerrard, for example. None of these players had…

The striking similarities between Arsenal and England

If I were to argue that England were the Arsenal of international football, who would I be insulting? On face value it’s Arsenal right? Some may say England. The answer is neither,…

The wonderkids that failed to escape purgatory

FOOTBALL IS LITTERED WITH PLAYERS that have failed to live up to the expectations placed upon their young shoulders. Players that play their careers in a type of footballing purgatory. The rise of…