Friday, 18 June 2010

Worst England Performance For Years

I'd been waiting all day to watch England. Hoping they had got over their first game nerves like the other teams. Anyone else who has played their second game seemed to come out of their shells. Nerves disappeared. Will England???????? The answer was no. England were absolutely shocking from the first kick to the final whistle. They looked nervy, tired and lacking confidence. Every player on that pitch made a host of mistakes at one point or another. Balls bounced off shins. Passes went astray. tackles missed. And not one person seemed like they wanted to actually put their foot through the ball and have a go at a keeper who was third choice for a team ranked thirtieth in the world. Yes - 3 - 0! Rooney didn't get into the game at all. Carragher is now suspended for the Slovenia game. Capello seemed too stubborn to change the formation.

In my opinion England should be playing a 4 - 3 - 3 formation with Barry sitting behind Lampard and Gerrard in the middle. Lennon wide on the right, Joe Cole wide left and Rooney up front on his own. This is the formation that most of these players play for their clubs and it is when Rooney and Gerrard are at their best. Two key players. It also brings in Joe Cole who is an amazingly talented footballer who can beat players, pass the ball, create something from nothing and even score.

Now that there is even more pressure on England, as they have to win against Slovenia, things could take a turn for the best or the very worst. Let's see how it goes.

It's days today that make me proud to be Welsh. We never get there so there's no national on a world wide stage. Works just fine for us.

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