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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

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Trevor Francis questions whether Hart or Caballero will be Man City's goalkeeper

Trevor Francis questions whether Hart or Caballero will be Man City's goalkeeper

Trevor Francis says the International Champions Cup will provide the first indicator over Joe Hart's future in the Manchester City team, following the arrival of Willy Caballero.

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has found early success with 3-5-2 and might be tempted to stick with it

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has found early success with 3-5-2 and might be tempted to stick with it

One of the first questions put to Louis van Gaal in his opening press conference as Manchester United manager was whether he would be introducing the same formation and philosophy right through the club’s youth system.

Why new signing Willy Caballero has the ability to usurp Joe Hart as Manchester City's first-choice goalkeeper

Why new signing Willy Caballero has the ability to usurp Joe Hart as Manchester City's first-choice goalkeeper

With Joe Hart celebrating title success with Manchester City after five consecutive wins to finish the season, it is easy to forget that for the second campaign in a row the England goalkeeper had struggled.