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England To Win The World Cup?

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I think England have got the best team since the 1966 world cup win and have the best chance of winning it in a very long time!

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posted Mar 3, 2010

Capello is the best manager England have for a while, that's true. So tactic-wise you might improve. However scoring the actual goals under pressure, placing the penalties right, and feeling well within the squad he has no 100% control over.

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comment by steve (U9208807)

posted Mar 3, 2010

I really don't think the Captain role is as important as it used to be. Apart from toss (sorry JT) what exactly does he do? Every player is vocal and supportive and at this level every player knows what to do. At club level it is mostly PR stuff. All team sports are now controlled by coaches anyway - captains make no tactical decisions. Nowadays an England Captain just needs to be a respected player who can talk to the cameras.

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comment by bib (U14364814)

posted Mar 3, 2010

I think we should abandon internationals..they are boring and disrupts the premier league where every week there are great games...instead england matches are just a bore....so no more england matches and stick to premier league exciting games

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comment by Ibutho (U14050243)

posted Mar 3, 2010

I can't see England winning it and the foreign teams will be so hyped up not to just beat England but embarrass them. Look at Brazil vs Ireland in the second half and how Barcelona made Man Utd look like amateurs in the CL final.

Pass and move, pass and move, always moving forward, hardly ever back. England always pass backwards and to the side, completely non-threatening football. If any flair team gets anywhere near Englands box the defenders panic and the keeper invariably makes his custom mistakes.

As someone on here has mentioned all the opposition have to do is mark Rooney out of the game and more destructively tease John Terry about his personal life; remember Zidane headbutting Materazzi anyone?

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posted Mar 3, 2010

Gerrard doesn't even have a clear role in the side, stuck on the left because he's deemed to be less capable than Barry and Lampard in the centre, how is he captain ?? what has he ever done in an England shirt ??

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posted Mar 3, 2010

England are about 3 world class players short of being serious contenders - 1 keeper, 1 more good striker to play alongside Rooney (I don't rate Defoe, etc) and 1 holding mid-fielder a la Michael Essien / Yaya Toure (All the English mid-fielders and even full backs are too eager to pile forward). So I will be playing the odds elsewhere

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posted Mar 6, 2010

How can most of these commentators here call themselves England supporters when all they do is knock them?
Yes we need a bit of luck but so does every other team in the world cup,to state that this player or that player is better than player X is stupid,England has a quality squad all committed to each other which in team spirit means more than just fancy foot work.In the last few years I have not seen any team that England cannot beat on their day!Real England fans will be getting behind the team,not knocking them as so many here!

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posted Mar 7, 2010

England will make the semis if Rooney performs.

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posted Mar 7, 2010

comment by Thanks A lot BBC7 (U2212240)
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England will make the semis if Rooney performs.

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Thanks,
And I'll be very rich if I win the football pools!

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