Football

England humbled by Holland

1:48pm Monday 31st March 2014

England's lamentable winter lurched to a new low as they bowed out of the World Twenty20 with a shambolic 45-run defeat to lowly Holland.

KP hits back at 'Big Cheese' Prior

Daily Echo: Kevin Pietersen

12:08pm Friday 28th February 2014

Kevin Pietersen has returned fire on Matt Prior after his former team-mate suggested the England dressing room would be a better place without the record run-scorer.

Collingwood joins MCC line-up

Daily Echo: Paul Collingwood

12:13pm Wednesday 12th February 2014

The MCC has announced four more big-name players to take part in this summer's match against the Rest of the World at Lord's.

Stokes fires England to whitewash avoidance

Daily Echo: ENGLAND DUTY: Ben Stokes made a big impact in the one-day international against Australia earlier this year

11:24am Friday 24th January 2014

England have avoided a double whitewash by beating Australia by 57 runs in the fourth one-day international in Perth.

KP not retained by Delhi Daredevils

Daily Echo: IN DENIAL: Kevin Pietersen, left, and Andy Flower has denied reports that he has issued an ultimatum that would see his – or Pietersen’s – England career ended

2:18pm Friday 10th January 2014

Kevin Pietersen's future was thrust even further into the spotlight on Friday as the Delhi Daredevils took the surprising move to not retain any of their players.

Football manager won't speak to the media after games - because his doctor has told him not to!

Daily Echo: Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels, captain James Fowler and goalkeeper Cammy Bell react to the club''s first trophy in 15 years

2:48pm Thursday 9th January 2014

A football manager has said he won't be talking to the media after his team's matches because his doctor has advised him not to.

Cook resolute over England captaincy

Daily Echo: NUMBERS GAME: Andy Flower, left, and captain Alastair Cook on the balcony at the Emirates Durham ICG. Flower has played down the importance of rankings

12:19pm Sunday 29th December 2013

Alastair Cook is determined to continue as England captain - even if he loses the Ashes 5-0 - until someone instructs him otherwise.

Bell insists England can salvage a draw

Daily Echo: The faces on England's balcony tells its own story

12:17pm Monday 16th December 2013

Ian Bell has not written off England's hopes of keeping the Ashes series alive and believes they can still bat out the final day in Perth.

Roy: It's tough on England

Daily Echo: Roy Hodgson - racist? That's the joke.

7:06pm Friday 6th December 2013

ENGLAND boss Roy Hodgson admits England face a tough campaign in the World Cup.

Dyke thinks England are heading for the chop

Daily Echo: Ending on a high: Greg Dyke will bow out as Brentford chairman after Sunday's play-off final

7:25pm Friday 6th December 2013

Roy Hodgson admitted it was tough - but it was a gesture from FA chairman Greg Dyke that confirmed just what a difficult task England have been handed in next summer's World Cup.

Roy Hodgson relaxed about potential World Cup nightmare

Daily Echo: File photo dated 15/11/2013 of England manager Roy Hodgson appearing dejected on the touchline after seeing his side concede the first goal of the game. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday November 21, 2013. Roy Hodgson has told fans they should

4:00pm Thursday 5th December 2013

England manager Roy Hodgson was relaxed about the prospect of his side being bumped up to Pot Two in tomorrow's World Cup draw, which could put them in a nightmare group.

Ex-Saint Theo Walcott expects to be the butt of World Cup jokes

Daily Echo: Theo Walcott goes for goal

9:34pm Wednesday 4th December 2013

Theo Walcott expects to be the butt of a few jokes at Arsenal's training ground on Friday when he and his team-mates sit down to watch the eagerly-anticipated World Cup draw.

Broad relishes Ashes banter

Daily Echo: ENGLAND DEAL: Joe Root and Stuart Broad are among those to receive a new ECB central contract

12:52pm Thursday 21st November 2013

Stuart Broad saw the newspaper jibes, heard the boos - and carried on regardless, to "stamp England's authority" on the first day of the Ashes.

Ings hails quality of England Under-21s

Daily Echo: Danny Ings

4:26pm Wednesday 20th November 2013

Former Saints schoolboy Danny Ings hailed the ''astonishing'' ability of his England Under-21s team-mates after netting a brace on a dream full debut.

England v Germany player ratings

Daily Echo: Rickie Lambert

11:02pm Tuesday 19th November 2013

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No regrets for KP ahead of his 100th Test

Daily Echo: TOP BILLING: Pietersen

1:15pm Tuesday 19th November 2013

Kevin Pietersen acknowledges his mistakes but insists he has no regrets as he approaches the "surreal" moment of his 100th Test match.

KP Gabs off on Twitter

Daily Echo: England batsman Kevin Pietersen makes his comeback from a knee injury at Headingley this week

12:07pm Monday 18th November 2013

Kevin Pietersen has risked offending his Brisbane hosts by demeaning the city which stages the first Ashes Test at The Gabba in a Twitter spat with a journalist.

Cook plays a straight bat to Warne jibes

Daily Echo: RELISHING CAPTAINCY: Alastair Cook

11:43am Tuesday 5th November 2013

Alastair Cook has trained himself throughout his career to ignore Shane Warne-style baiting - even if he admits he has to stifle natural human responses to do so.

Ings gets England Under-21 call

Daily Echo: Danny Ings is congratulated after his goal. LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH.

3:30pm Thursday 3rd October 2013

Winchester-born Danny Ings has been called up to the England Under-21 squad for the first time.

Hodgson brushes off Lineker criticism after Ukraine stalemate

Daily Echo: England boss Roy Hodgson

7:40am Wednesday 11th September 2013

England manager Roy Hodgson has defended his team against their critics - including former skipper Gary Lineker - and insisted last night's 0-0 draw with Ukraine represented a positive outcome from their trip to Kiev.

Gerrard hails 'inspirational' Lambert

Daily Echo: Rickie Lambert scores for England at Wembley

8:00am Sunday 8th September 2013

England captain Steven Gerrard believes the story of Rickie Lambert should be an inspiration to all young players trying to make their way in the game.

Briggs helps England get t20 revenge

Daily Echo: Danny Briggs

6:24pm Saturday 31st August 2013

England captain Stuart Broad was full of praise for his team after they squared their NatWest Twenty20 series against Australia with a 27-run win in the second and final game at Chester-le-Street.

Lambert in England squad

Daily Echo: Rickie Lambert in action for England against Scotland

3:34pm Tuesday 27th August 2013

SAINTS star Rickie Lambert is set to continue his fledgling international career after being called into the England squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

Pearce: Alex Chamberlain should be playing for England U21s now

Daily Echo: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

8:03am Wednesday 14th August 2013

Stuart Pearce has called for players to be denied call-ups to the senior England squad until they reach an age when they can no longer be considered for under-21 duty.

Gary Neville - there are too many foreigners in the Premier League

Daily Echo: Ray Lewington, right, with Gary Neville yesterday

8:21am Tuesday 13th August 2013

A quota system should be introduced to the Premier League to help the home nations, according to England coach Gary Neville, who fears the top flight has passed its "tipping point" when it comes to foreign players.

Old rivals have fallen behind

Daily Echo: ENGLAND’S FINEST: Paul Gascoigne celebrates his memorable goal against Scotland in 1996

9:10am Tuesday 13th August 2013

The 110 official footballing battles between England and Scotland have provided some of the most enduring images in the world's most popular game.

Rooney fit for England

Daily Echo: Wayne Rooney scored in England's 1-0 win over Ukraine tonight

2:21pm Monday 12th August 2013

England manager Roy Hodgson insists striker Wayne Rooney no longer has a "physical injury" ahead of Wednesday night's international friendly against Scotland.

Foreigners causing 'block' to best English talent coming through

Daily Echo: Ray Lewington, right, with Gary Neville yesterday

7:58am Monday 12th August 2013

England's best prospects are being denied a crack at the big time because of a worrying "blockage" caused by the number of foreigners in the Premier League, according to Ray Lewington.

Morgan to captain Lions

3:42pm Monday 12th August 2013

Eoin Morgan will captain an experimental England Lions team to face Australia in a two-day game at Northampton later this week.

Pahars appointed Latvia manager

Daily Echo: Marian Pahars

2:18pm Thursday 11th July 2013

Former Saints star Marian Pahars has been appointed head coach of the Latvia national team.

Real Madrid coming to the south coast

Daily Echo: Cristiano Ronaldo plays for Real Madrid

4:02pm Tuesday 2nd July 2013

REAL MADRID are coming to the south to play a prestigious pre-season friendly.

Watson hits century before lunch

Daily Echo: HEADING HOME: Shane Watson is considering his future in cricket

1:25pm Tuesday 2nd July 2013

Shane Watson scored an unbeaten century before lunch against Worcestershire as Darren Lehmann's first selection call as Australia coach paid immediate dividends. Lehmann confirmed before his side's final Ashes warm-up that Watson and Chris Rogers would form a new opening partnership in the first Test against England on July 10. And the pair enjoyed their first outing together, Watson reaching lunch on 102 not out and Rogers making a more circumspect 43no as they added 150 for nought at the interval. Quite how much Australia can read into the stand is questionable given the modest nature of the Worcestershire attack operating without leading wicket-taker Alan Richardson, but Lehmann will be delighted with the pair's application. Watson was particularly dominant, punching the first ball of the day for four and adding 13 more boundaries as he hit powerfully to all parts of the ground. There were also two sixes as he reached a first-class hundred for the first time since October 2010. Michael Clarke had opted to bat first having won the toss and Watson wasted no time in reassuring him it was the right decision. Chris Russell's first ball of the day was a wide half-volley and Watson happily punched it to the boundary. Debutant Charles Morris started with a maiden to Rogers but that was a rare win for the bowlers as the Australia openers shared four boundaries in the space of 11 deliveries. Watson was hitting the more powerful strokes but Rogers brought up the team fifty with a lovely back foot drive off Morris before whipping his fourth boundary through mid-wicket two balls later. Watson gave a half-chance when he hoisted Gareth Andrew into the onside, but Nick Compton - guesting for Worcestershire in a bid to press his England claims - could not pluck a high catch and it went for six. His half-century came up in 49 balls and he took the score into three figures when he lifted Jack Shantry for a big straight six. Rogers almost played Russell on for 30 but otherwise the progress was serene. Watson plundered Russell for three boundaries in five balls as he continued to assert himself and moved brought up his ton when he nudged Morris off his pads.

Ex-Hants star to open in first Test

3:00pm Monday 1st July 2013

Veteran batsman Chris Rogers will open the batting alongside former Hampshire star Shane Watson in the first Ashes Test, new coach Darren Lehmann has confirmed.

Pearce to leave England U21 post

3:56pm Tuesday 18th June 2013

Stuart Pearce was today informed by the Football Association he will not be kept on as England Under-21s manager.

FA defend selection policy in wake of Euro under-21 exit

Daily Echo: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s family have chosen not to travel to support the England youngster  in the Ukraine during Euro 2012 due to a fear of being racially abused

4:51pm Sunday 9th June 2013

David Bernstein today defended the Football Association's decision to let England players forego the European Under-21 Championship in order to play friendlies for the senior team - although admits the governing body may do things differently in the future.

Le Tissier has concerns for England

Daily Echo: Matt Le Tissier

9:18am Friday 7th June 2013

Matt Le Tissier believes the talent pool of English players is decreasing because clubs are turning to foreign imports too early.

Yoshida off to next year's World Cup finals

Daily Echo: Maya Yoshida

2:09pm Tuesday 4th June 2013

Saints ace Maya Yoshida is off to next summer's World Cup finals.

England could get five Champions League places

Daily Echo: Bale revealed he would have to sit down and think about his career if the Lilywhites fail to qualify for the Champions League

3:48pm Thursday 23rd May 2013

Changes to Champions League rules agreed today could see Europe's top nations having up to five teams in UEFA's top club competition.

Beckham retires from football

Daily Echo: David Beckham

3:27pm Thursday 16th May 2013

David Beckham will retire from football at the end of this season.

Pearce targets Euro success

Daily Echo: Press conference with england manager Stuart Pearce plus cutaways ahead of friendly against Holland

7:00am Wednesday 15th May 2013

The England Under-21s manager, Stuart Pearce, has said it will be a disappointment if his team does not win this summer’s European Championship.

England fall in latest world rankings

Daily Echo: England manager Roy Hodgson

11:45am Thursday 11th April 2013

England have dropped three places in the latest FIFA world rankings following their 1-1 World Cup qualifying draw in Montenegro.

No more 'freak' shows for Strachan

Daily Echo: CALLING THE SHOTS: Gordon Strachan is already planning for Middlesbrough’s pre-season

10:28am Tuesday 26th March 2013

Gordon Strachan insists Scotland will not put on another "freak" show tomorrow night when they take on Serbia in their 2014 World Cup qualifier in Novi Sad.

England held by Montenegro

Daily Echo: Wayne Rooney scored in England's 1-0 win over Ukraine tonight

10:20pm Tuesday 26th March 2013

England's passage to the World Cup just got distinctly more hazardous after a Jekyll and Hyde performance in Montenegro condemned them to yet another draw.

Ox: England can handle hostile atmosphere

Daily Echo: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

10:18am Monday 25th March 2013

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain believes England are capable of handling the hostile atmosphere that will confront them during tomorrow's crucial World Cup qualifier against Montenegro in Podgorica.

Rio will regret England snub, says Shilton

Daily Echo: Rio Ferdinand has criticised England's performance

10:17am Monday 25th March 2013

Former Saints and England goalkeeper Peter Shilton believes Rio Ferdinand will regret his Three Lions snub.

Walcott out of England qualifiers

Daily Echo: Theo Walcott goes for goal

4:10pm Friday 22nd March 2013

Arsenal's Theo Walcott is flying home after being ruled out of England's World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and Montenegro with a groin injury.

Alex joins in England goal spree

Daily Echo: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain recieves the congratulations of England players on his goal.

11:48pm Friday 22nd March 2013

EX-SAINT Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was among the scorers as Roy Hodgson's men strolled to victory against San Marino.

Davis and Northern Ireland forced to wait

Daily Echo: Steven Davis

2:57pm Friday 22nd March 2013

Tonight's World Cup qualifier between Northern Ireland and Russia in Belfast has been postponed until 3pm tomorrow, with snow rendering conditions unplayable at Windsor Park.

Zaha: England can win Euros

Daily Echo: Wilfried Zaha gestures to Leeds United fans

2:28pm Friday 22nd March 2013

Wilfried Zaha believes England Under-21s have more than enough talent to win this summer's European Championships.

Ex-Hants star captains Aussies in last Test before Ashes

Daily Echo: BACK HOME: Shane Watson

11:36am Friday 22nd March 2013

Shane Watson captained Australia's Test side for the first time as they made 231-8 against India in Delhi.



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