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Jamie Redknapp does not believe England had a good World Cup
Jamie Redknapp does not believe England had a good World Cup

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Tell it like it is

Jamie Redknapp has rubbished talk of England's World Cup campaign being one to be proud of. 

The former midfielder, 49, was not impressed with what he saw as the Three Lions were knocked out in the quarter-finals by eventual runners-up France. 

And he believes Gareth Southgate's men missed a golden opportunity to go all the way in Qatar.

Writing in his Sky Sports column, Redknapp said: "I don't subscribe to this feeling that England had a really good World Cup. 

"Getting to the quarter-finals wasn't a big achievement and I don't think we should be celebrating it. We could have done a lot more with the squad and the depth we have.

"When I look at France and Argentina in the World Cup final, you think it could have been us. 

"Argentina are a very good side but not out of this world. Lionel Messi gave them a point of difference and was the reason they won.

"We haven't got that killer instinct in our team, we're a nice football team. We have tremendous young players and we have come close, but that's where the frustration is. 

"I look at the two teams who got to the final... we're every bit as good as them."

Redknapp also believes any talented manager could enjoy the success Southgate has experienced in charge of the national team. 

The ex-Liverpool and Tottenham star added: "He has done a decent job. But we shouldn't be thinking that there isn't anyone else out there. 

"There will be a lot of good managers who would do an equally good job. 

"Any young, English, Premier League manager worth their salt would have gotten England to the quarter-finals, when you look at the teams we've played."

Extra charges

Ivan Toney has now been charged with a total of 262 breaches of the FA's betting rules
Ivan Toney has now been charged with a total of 262 breaches of the FA's betting rules

Brentford striker Ivan Toney has been charged with an additional 30 breaches of betting rules by the FA.

Toney, 26, was already facing 232 counts that were made public last month, with the striker admitting he was assisting with enquiries.

A statement today said: "Ivan Toney has been charged with misconduct in relation to alleged breaches of the FA's betting rules.

"In addition to the previous charge, it is alleged the Brentford forward breached FA Rule E8 a further 30 times between March 14, 2017 and February 18, 2019.

"He has until Wednesday, January 4, 2023 to provide a response."

The charges have overshadowed a prolific start to the Premier League season for Toney, who has netted 10 times in 14 appearances for the Bees.

In the running

Beth Mead is in line to claim another individual award
Beth Mead is in line to claim another individual award

England star Beth Mead is the leading contender to scoop the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award. 

Arsenal striker Mead, 27, was awarded the Golden Boot and named Player of the Tournament as Sarina Wiegman's Lionesses won Euro 2022 in the summer. 

And she is now the favourite to land the Beeb's prestigious gong, which will be voted for by the public tomorrow night. 

BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2022 nominees

Jessica Gadirova (gymnastics)
Beth Mead (football)
Eve Muirhead (curling)
Ronnie O'Sullivan (snooker)
Ben Stokes (cricket)
Jake Wightman (athletics)

Wait and see

Steve Cooper admits he is not sure how Nottingham Forest will fare when they return to competitive action. 

Forest, who face Blackburn in a fourth-round Carabao Cup tie at Ewood Park tomorrow, climbed off the bottom of the Premier League table by beating Crystal Palace 1-0 before the World Cup break. 

But boss Cooper, 43, said: "We'll see. It's been a unique situation with the winter World Cup and going into the break. 

"We've all had a plan that we've committed to, so let's see down the line how we restart and look as a team and what results we get and we'll see from there."

New deal

England defender Alex Greenwood has signed a three-year contract extension with Manchester City. 

Greenwood, 29, is now committed to the Women's Super League side until the summer of 2026.

Since joining City after leaving Lyon in 2020, she has made 80 appearances in all competitions, scoring five goals, and has captained the side on a number of occasions.

Greenwood, part of England’s Euro 2022-winning squad, said: "I'm really pleased to have my new deal sorted and it's come at the perfect time. 

"After a strong first half to the season, I can now just focus on the remainder of the campaign and the next three years. 

"Feeling settled at a club for me is so important and I absolutely have that here at City, which is why I've signed such a long-term deal — I just love being here."

Ready to conquer the world

Wiegman admits it will be tough for England to better their Euro 2022 triumph — but is determined to ensure the Lionesses are ready to win the World Cup next year. 

She said: "I think we have to get better. I think the game develops so quickly. 

"We have to take our game to the next stage to make the chance of being successful as high as possible."

England kick off their World Cup campaign at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia, on July 22. 

Charlton Add new boss

Charlton have named Dean Holden as sacked boss Ben Garner's successor. 

Holden, 43, takes control of a side languishing just four points above the League One relegation zone.

Andy Scott has also been appointed as the club's technical director and Jim Rodwell takes over as chief operating officer.

Addicks owner Thomas Sandgaard said: "I am delighted we have been able to appoint such experienced and knowledgeable people to help us move forward. 

"Each individual appointed has experience at Championship level or higher and the appointments should give us the structure and stability we need to progress as a club."

Caretaker manager Anthony Hayes had been set to lead Charlton in tomorrow night's Carabao Cup clash with Brighton before reverting to his role as first-team coach.


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