"I trust the fans,'' Hodgson said. "I think the behavior of fans has improved enormously. We did have a little period many years ago when fan behavior was a problem, but an awful lot has been done and fans are more responsible.'' Hodgson, though, is old enough to remember when football grounds were a different, less welcoming, environment. As is Scotland coach Gordon Strachan. He was at Wembley on his honeymoon in 1977 when, after a memorable 2-1 victory, Scotland fans poured onto the pitch, ripping up pieces of turf to take home and tearing down the goals. http://stanfordqutk.blogs.experienceproject.com/2021636.html
?Jane Austen's England? by Roy and Lesley Adkins
Time will tell us what is going on," he said. "I don't think there is any real right answer for any of this -- it's going to take someone with big balls to come and grab it by the scruff of the neck and say: 'This is what we're going to do and we're going to take 10 years to do it'. "We might not qualify for a World Cup or a European Championship but I would rather not qualify for one or two tournaments knowing that in 10 years' time we will have an identity that everyone can identify with and say, 'Yes, that's us', and be proud of." England assistant coach Gary Neville has echoed his former United team-mate's concerns, calling for the introduction of a quota system to safeguard the progress of home-grown players at Premier League clubs. "We might unearth lots of talent from abroad. And some fantastic foreign players and managers have enhanced British football no end. But I used the phrase 'tipping point' last season and I feel we're going too far right now," Neville told The Guardian newspaper. "We need to protect our English, Scottish, Welsh, Northern Irish and Irish national teams by giving more boys from those countries more opportunities.
England have identity crisis, says Ferdinand
Scheffler, the U.S. Junior Amateur champion, had a hole-in-one on the par-3 seventh and trailed only once when Watt made a 5-foot par putt to win the match on the 18th hole. On Saturday at The Country Club, Watt will face Goss a 5-and-3 winner over Brandon Matthews of Dupont, Pa. Watt and Goss, close friends who are staying at the same house nearby, planned to attend the Boston Red Soxs game Friday night at Fenway Park against the New York Yankees - in seats down near the field. Were great mates and weve had a lot of close tournaments together, and we really enjoy playing together, Watt said. I think we get the best out of ourselves and with the amount of people out there today, were going to look forward to tomorrow to show everyone good shots.
Bank of England jobless target could damage economy, say experts
Despite a more positive economic outlook, Nick Beecroft, senior analyst at Saxo Capital Markets, told CNN that the Bank of England's jobs forecast was still too pessimistic, echoing Buckley's comments that borrowing could spiral under inaccurate guidance. Beecroft said: "They're pretty much used to embarrassing forecasts by now at the Bank of England ... I think we will reach 7% [unemployment] probably toward the end of next year." He added: "The nightmare scenario is that we reach one of the knockout inflation triggers whilst unemployment hasn't fallen." http://nidacood.soup.io/post/333610241/In-The-Earliest-Stages-Of-The-Hunt Carney should have waited to see if the UK economy could continue its positive growth streak, according to Beecroft. He said: "He's been a little precipitate in that and runs the risk of damaging his credibility as well." Carney's style Canadian Carney -- the Bank of England's first overseas governor in its 319-year history -- took a similar policy stance in his stint as governor of the Bank of Canada. The 48-year-old kept rates on ice for a large part of his tenure, leaving the benchmark rate at 1% from September 2010 through to his departure in the spring of 2013. Last week was Carney's first press conference as Bank of England governor and Pope said the man known as the "rock star banker" was right to take decisive action at his first outing.
England?s Bresnan to Miss Final Ashes Cricket Test With Injury
Bresnan will also miss the two-game Twenty20 series and the five-game one-day series against Australia that follow the Ashes. Its unknown if hell be ready for the next Ashes series, which begins in Australia in November. Bresnan will begin a recovery and rehabilitation program and a date for his return to cricket will be determined in due course, the England and Wales Cricket Board said on its website . The fifth Ashes Test begins Aug. 21 at the Oval in London. England http://jacobcarix.soup.io/post/334659433/Website-Owners-Should-Look-Through-Portfolios-And has won three and drawn one so far in the series. To contact the reporter on this story: Bob Bensch in London at firstname.lastname@example.org .
England's Tim Bresnan out for season with stress fracture
"England and Yorkshire pace bowler Tim Bresnan has been ruled out of the remainder of the international season with a stress fracture in his lower back," an ECB statement said. "Bresnan will begin a recovery and rehabilitation programme and a date for his return to cricket will be determined in due course." The first England match Bresnan will miss is next week's fifth and final Test against Australia at The Oval in south London starting on Wednesday, August 21. Whether the 28-year-old Bresnan will be fit for the return Ashes in Australia starting in November remains to be seen. He has played in three of the four Ashes Tests to date after replacing Middlesex quick Steven Finn at Lord's, taking 10 wickets. At Chester-le-Street, Bresnan, batting as nightwatchman, made an important 45 in England's second innings 330. He then took two wickets for 36 as Australia, chasing 299 for victory, were bowled out for 224, removing opener Warner for 71 before snaring all-rounder Shane Watson for two as Broad took six wickets in the innings with England winning inside four days. As well as the fifth Test, Bresnan will now miss the two-match Twenty20 series at the end of the month, the lone one-day international against Ireland and the five-match one-day series against Australia which starts at his Headingley home ground on September 6.
Australians Watt, Goss, England?s Fitzpatrick, Canada?s Conners reach US Amateur semifinals
As Roy and Lesley Adkins write: The novels and letters of Jane Austen provide realistic glimpses into the way of life in England, even if the world she learn more depicts is largely the privileged end of society. But in order to understand the context of her novels, the rest of the nation needs to be considered. It was a highly stratified society in which everyone knew their place or rank, one with pronounced regional differences and much variety in the way people lived and one in which change, much of it deeply unsettling, was everywhere. And: This place of radical change is the real England of Jane Austen and the subject of this book. We wanted to show how the .. [read more] mass of ordinary people, our ancestors, lived and fitted into her England. It used to be fashionable to trace your ancestry back to royalty, even if on the wrong side of the sheets, but even the most humble or most nefarious ancestors are just as interesting.