England need to break from the old routine

February 23, 2007
By Dominic Raynor
Whenever England are on the ropes or face a test of mettle the same old motivational rhetoric is rolled out by the staff. The lead up to Saturday's match against Israel in Tel Aviv, a clash that is pivotal to England's chances of qualifying for Euro 2008, has been no different. 'Qualification is the goal. That's what we are working towards. The past is motivation. We need to do better starting on Saturday,' was McClaren's get tough message to his players. 'We just need to start doing the talking ...

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