His eye an egg, Chris Robshaw convinced as the vanquished captain, but looking around the pitch at the close, having briefly led the best team in the world, there was vindication as well as the scars.
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Sunday 17 November 2013
Roy Hodgson goes back to the future in defence as England aim to avoid back-to-back defeats at home for the first time since 1977 when they face Germany on Tuesday
Exclusive: Former England manager Graham Taylor wonders if England will win the World Cup in his lifetime - but is confident of qualification for Brazil 2014
Friday 11 October 2013
In conjunction with BT Sport's Life's A Pitch, we puts questions from readers of The Independent to the former England manager
Friday 22 March 2013
The Italian republic have failed to score a goal in qualifying and are joint bottom of global rankings
Wednesday 16 January 2013
But 'custodian' of the national team likens trophy hopes to darts – a bit hit and miss
Friday 26 October 2012
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Friday 05 October 2012
From swirls of colour to geometric metal patterns, Trish Lorenz unrolls the latest wallpaper trends
Wednesday 06 June 2012
Tough game with France before crashing out against the hosts... there are spooky parallels with Graham Taylor's ill-fated campaign. He talks to Simon Hart
Sunday 03 June 2012
As the comedian Al Murray said on How To Be England Manager (BBC4, Wednesday): "The Americans must have an alien in a warehouse somewhere who could manage the England team." Given that winning a tournament is about as likely as the discovery of extra-terrestrial life, it could turn out a happy coincidence.
Saturday 26 May 2012
New man says he is prepared for difficulties in Norway, a country where previous England managers have come very publicly to grief, as he gears up for his first match at the helm
Monday 27 February 2012
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Friday 27 January 2012
Christopher Graham tells Leveson Inquiry that tackling case of private eye Whittamore is 'impractical'
Monday 06 June 2011
Thursday 02 June 2011
Former England manager Graham Taylor revealed today that he was encouraged by FIFA officials to make false expenses claims.
Wednesday 09 February 2011
Former England manager Graham Taylor admits he is "surprised" by Fabio Capello's handling of Jack Wilshere ahead of the Arsenal teenager's full debut against Denmark tonight.
Thursday 02 December 2010
Graham Taylor believes a perception of England as "arrogant" and "know-alls" ended their hopes of winning the 2018 World Cup but thinks their dismal showing in the voting could prompt investigations into the running of FIFA.
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