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Simply the best
Simply the best Paul Merson

Simply the best

World and European champions Spain are the greatest national team of all time, says Paul Merson.

Miles behind the rest Paul Merson

Miles behind the rest

Merse says Roy Hodgson is too inflexible with his tactics - and that England CAN'T win the World Cup.

No Spain, no pain! Paul Merson

No Spain, no pain!

Paul Merson says England fans couldn't have asked for more after the first three games of Euro 2012.

Strike it unlucky Paul Merson

Strike it unlucky

Andy Carroll netted a bullet header against Sweden, but Merse expects him to be benched against Ukraine.

A job well done Paul Merson

A job well done

Paul Merson is happy with England's opener, but isn't sure about Ashley Young in the No.10 role.

Points of view Paul Merson

Points of view

Paul Merson says England will accept a draw on Monday - and France will feel the same way.

Chance to be heroes Paul Merson

Chance to be heroes

With big injuries and questions over selection, Paul Merson looks at the state of the England team.

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Rating Roy's boys

Has Roy Hodgson got his picks right? Paul Merson runs the rule over his 23-man squad...

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