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FA Cup Focus: Rooney’s Derby County upset Crystal Palace

The FA Cup brings a fresh sense of excitement to the English football season, providing more games, more drama and the chance for lower league clubs to bring down the top- tier giants. It is safe to say the cup never disappoints, and my day out at Selhurst Park following Derby County was no exception. As a […]

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Coverage of Rooney’s off-field behaviour is shameful

In what has quickly turned into a media battle between accomplished Three Lions striker, Wayne Rooney, and a few key media organisations, most notably The Sun, Rooney has been lambasted for photos of him appearing drunk at a wedding. It all started when The Sun published an exclusive story on 20 November of Rooney’s ‘boozy […]

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Putting Rooney in midfield is destined to fail

Wayne Rooney has fallen a far way down in the eyes of the public over the last while, but is it justified? Could it be that he is neither a world-beater, nor a obstinate dinosaur? Maybe – just maybe – this once talismanic striker is just a good player who suffers from a grotesquely temperamental […]

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Rooney culpable for Manchester United’s stuttering season

It is never nice to watch a fallen icon flail around in a pit of their own self-pity. Paul Gascoigne had his reasons for doing so, David Beckham moved to LA Galaxy, as did Steven Gerrard last year. But Wayne Rooney, now at the age of 30, is currently flailing in full view of the whole […]

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Rooney’s underperformance at tournaments overshadows scoring achievement

Upon his retirement, Wayne Rooney will sit proudly at the top of a list proclaiming him as England’s all-time top goalscorer. As in San Marino a few days earlier, Rooney coolly tucked away from the spot to help maintain England’s 100% start to European qualification with a 2-0 win against Switzerland at Wembley. But amidst […]