Tuesday, 31 January 2012

England sweat on Wilshere news

England could suffer a major blow ahead of the European Championships this summer with the new that midfielder Jack Wilshere has suffered a reported injury set-back.

The promising teenager, who burst on the world stage with the Three Lions last season has not kicked a ball in a competitive match this term, having suffered a nasty ankle injury in pre-season. Those looking to bet on Euro 2012 online will be keeping an eye on his progress.

Wilshere was a key performer for his club side Arsenal last term, after impressing on a loan spell with fellow Premier League outfit Bolton Wanderers in the previous campaign.

It has been frustrating for Gunners boss Arsene Wenger to have one of his star midfielders, who has been referred to as 'the next Cesc Fabregas' at the Emirates, out on the side lines whilst the north London outfit struggle to live up to their high standards in the Premier League.

One man who certainly will be keeping a track of the player's progress will be England boss Fabio Capello, who would love to have a fully fit Wilshere in his squad for the European Championships in Poland and the Ukraine.

The early indications are not known as to how long Wilshere will be on the sidelines and Wenger has not been willing to be drawn in on the specifics.
He said: "Wilshere had a little setback which is under investigation.

"We don't know yet how bad it is. He has pain again in his ankle (when running).

"We stopped him right away. He is seeing a specialist today, so I do not want to give you any wrong information."

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Pardew reveals England interest

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has revealed he would love the chance to take charge of England at some point after the European Championships.

Current Three Lions boss Fabio Capello will take charge of the national side for the major tournament in Poland and the Ukraine this summer.

Once again there will be plenty expectation on England to perform at the Euros and it will be up to the Italian tactician to get his side playing well at the competition, with the team set to face Ukraine, Sweden and France in their group. Anyone looking at the online Euro 2012 odds will know things won't be easy.

However Capello looks set to leave the role with the FA following the tournament and the search has already begun for a new manager for the Three Lions.

Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp is the favourite to take over from Capello but Pardew has admitted he would relish the chance to manage his country.

The Magpies boss told The Sun: "Right now I'm fully behind Harry. I hope he gets it because he'd understand that role.

"Hopefully I'll get myself into a position where I'm experienced enough to be able to do that. I want to be at the top of my profession.

"I'd like to expand myself and manage overseas but, ultimately, would I like to be England manager at some stage if I was lucky enough to be asked? Yes."