Tag Archives: Gareth Barry

Dull and lifeless: it’s time to ditch the 4-4-2

England's hopes of World Cup glory have been well and truly deflated. Could Joe Cole hold the key to an improvement? Photo: doug88888 via Flickr

England were devoid of any invention and adventure against Algeria. Bradley King argues for a change of system and a recall to a familiar face.

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‘Gerrard hopes to gain from Barry return’

England captain Steven Gerrard hopes to take on a more attacking role in Friday’s showdown with Algeria with Gareth Barry returning to the team.

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World Cup blog: who will play in midfield?

Frank Lampard has a massive role to play for the Three Lions in South Africa this summer. Photo: Ryu Voelkel

Fabio Capello names his provisional squad for the World Cup today, but what midfielders are in the reckoning? Bradley King makes his choices.

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