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World Cup England
by deperer (U1960100) 06 June 2010
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One injury... our world cup preparations is turned into chaos.

It seems like it was too far fetched of an idea that we might get an injury and actually cope with it... we are used to it. Why can't we adapt and move on.

If Rio Ferdinand is such an important player for us, imagine if we lost Gerrard or Lampard.... or Rooney, or Terry... or Barry... or Lennon in no particular order, they are all more important than Ferdinand.

If we lost any of those players... might as well not turn up.

Stupid pessimism and stupid media... and stupid Alan Shearer for his 'let's do it for Rio' BS.

Stupid Gerrard for 'we can recover from this setback.' Come on, get a grip! This is the same guy who said Germany world cup is out best chance because of the weather conditions would suit us better than in 4 years time in South Africa.... did he forget that in Germany, it was a summer world cup and in SA, its a winter one? nah, must be stupid.

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posted Jun 6, 2010

n20300 - just ignore TeaTimeAtTescos, he is a serial WUM who has proved to have no knowledge of football or individual players whatsoever.

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posted Jun 6, 2010

is this not basically the same team as 4 years ago except a different manager. what makes us think we are going to do better this time around ? sadface

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posted Jun 6, 2010

I cannot believe why people are making so much of one player with drawing from the squad. Injuries occur all the time, past few competitions for England, so the players will know. This will always happen, you will be extremely fortunate to be able to pick the best 11 players as a manager due to the physical nature of the game. This applies to all the other teams.

We have lost less players than Germany (3) who historically remain the strongest side in our half of the draw.

The USA have their own injuries to worry about for the first game and I am sure they will not throw in the towel.

You cannot loose something that has not started. Equally you cannot win before the end.



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posted Jun 6, 2010

I am constantly amazed by drama. All we have heard is how this may be Englands best chance since 66. If that is the case and I personally doubt it. Rio Ferdinand is not the key player. Not by a long shot. I feel sorry for the man but if England have a chance they can surely get over this small set back. Ledley King is a fantastic CB. Get on with the job and stop crying about small potatoes. Champions adapt and overcome. Get a grip.

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posted Jun 7, 2010

Whoever it was that said that he was slow has obviously NEVER seen him play - he's one of the fastest defenders in the premier league for gods sake!! He's always put in a rock solid performance for Spurs, and is quality through and through. As long as he can remain fit, then the loss of (the much slower) Rio is not such a big deal... Now quit your moaning and roll on the first game!

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posted Jun 7, 2010

I believe that having Ledley King in the starting lineup will improve our chances of winning the World Cup.

Do all the doubters, Spurs conceded fewer goals at home last season than Chelsea did.

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posted Jun 7, 2010

Rio out/ Barry in (hopefully)...could be worse. Germany have lost Ballack plus....Dutch are down one. Drogba's got a broken elbow. All teams are playing russian roulet with injury. Australia have worries over Kewell, and just lost no 2 goalie.

We're not jinxed!

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posted Jun 7, 2010

Ferdinand having to pull out is one of the best things that could have happened to England. He is at best an average CB, his positional sense is non existant, he is slow, and he cannot pass the ball. King on the other hand, is quite nippy (maybe a bit slower now, but non the less, faster than ferdinand), his positional play is second to none and he can pass the ball out from the back, I would rather see him play than ferdinand the clown.

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posted Jun 7, 2010

I would like to believe that all the people who are complaining about king are either man utd fans, or scottish....... you all seem to forget that IF england to reach the final, they would have played 7 games in 4 weeks. coming to the closing stages of the season, King played 5 games in 2 weeks (3 in one week), i think that shows that he can do it when needed. lets all get of his back and give him some support. he has been a rock for spurs this season and i know he can carry this on to the WC, and all you muppets who are claiming because he hasnt played champions league football he will struggle. International football is nothing like the champions league. every team steps it up a gear in the world cup....

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