Premier League focus

Golden generation falling from grace

September 21, 2011
By Norman Hubbard
Eras can begin with an air of excitement and end with a sense that a fresh future is being ushered in at the expense of the tired past. That tends to be welcomed, too: perhaps that is a sign of a fondness for the new or a collective sense of ennui with the old. In the chequered history of the England team, a frustration with failure on the major stages means its contributors are afforded less patience.

It all explains the reaction to Frank Lampard's diminishing status. With ...

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