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Rooney - told you

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Hate to say I told you, but I'm writing this on my iPhone because I want to say I told you. Rooney is terrible and has the worst attitude in world football. Apologies will be accepted, but turns out I was right all along.

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posted Jun 19, 2010

Reasons to be abysmal
1. Rooney hasn't been the same since his injury
2. Why place short pint sized wingers that can be blocked out all the time?
3. Why was Heskey in the squad at all?
4. Why when it's obvious the midfield is being outplayed do you send on SWP?
5. Why isn't there a left sided midfielder with a left foot?
6. Make JT captain again, Gerard isn't inspiring his team at all.
7. Play Gerard in his right position, he scores from there.
If it's a draw and USA and Algeria draw then the USA go through, Unless England draw by more than 2-2 and USA/Algeria draw 0-0. If it's 2-2 and 0-0 then it's down to lots. What a farce that will be.
It's a MUST win - Change the team, how many times has the substitutes in the friendlies done better in the second half than the first half team of choice. It's a simple answer start with them.

We are worse than the French at the moment pull your bleeding socks up and play with spirit and bulldog fight.

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comment by Keith (U14516606)

posted Jun 19, 2010

Perhaps to instil a bit of "hunger" to win in the team the FA should tell them all that their squa fees for playing for England in this competition will ALL be donated to charity if they don't win on Weds. Hopefully that will focus their minds and instil a sense of urgency into them.

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comment by GazCFC (U7243587)

posted Jun 19, 2010

Like i said 3 weeks ago, No Joe Cole, No chance....

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comment by Reid (U14383225)

posted Jun 19, 2010

I am dumbfounded as to why Capello is dumfounded.
After al, it was he who chose to follow the traditional English manager's bible from day one--"don't do anything bold, pick the players the media demands you pick (at least until they fail). Don't experiment in friendlies. Just play the same old players and get the 'pointless wins', and the chances are, you'll survive a couple of years and collect a nice fat payoff.
It was also he who chose to dump the only 100% fit and in form midfielder, the only one who would have given him the drive and fire, that he now bemoans he isn't getting--all this, so that he could take an overload of average strikers, because (even though all the evidence was, it wouldn't work), he was determined to have his 4-4-2.
It was he who chose to talk tough and act soft over taking unfit players with him.
So, why is he dumbfounded?

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posted Jun 20, 2010

england players are average, if not below average!
hahahaha...

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posted Jun 20, 2010

Like i said 3 weeks ago, No Joe Cole, No chance....
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Well said..a world class player who has had to change his game, position to suit boring managers...bet he wishes he was Argentinian and played for Barca..

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comment by Nicola (U10109625)

posted Jun 20, 2010

Capello is not at fault. He played the same cards as during qualifications. He can't reinvent the team or the strategy now. It's too late. That team worked brilliantly until recently and it's obvious there is something wrong with the players, especially Rooney. I honestly think they can't handle the pressure. I never thought England had a chance of winning the World Cup, but I thought they were playing decent football and that would have been enough to take them to the quarter finals at least. Problem is now none is playing decent football and I can't understand why. Capello can't do much about it, maybe Beckham and Rio can talk to the players? I don't know... If the players are not up to play at this level England can have God as Manager and will still draw with Algeria. At the end of the day it's not the manager who plays, and this time the manager showed us he had a more than decent team that we all thought should've taken the lead comfortably in the group. We'll see, there is still an opportunity and that is for the players to take. The next match is England's World Cup final...

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comment by seantc (U1680429)

posted Jun 20, 2010

Some things that are evident .
The Jabulani ball suits the lesser teams. Because it's become virtually impossible to score from distance, it's possible for defences to defend deeper, thus negating space in the penalty area. Defending is much easier than attacking in football anyway, so teams that are less ambitious look better than they are. England get ALOT of their goals from midfield or midfield runners, but at the moment they are being denied the space their style of play normally get. The problem they have is that Slovenia have no real motivation to play for a win so it suits them to negate Englands playing style. England need to play a very patient game on Wednesday, a type of game they're not used to. Passion and guts won't do it.Patience and intelligence wil.

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comment by pc (U14527126)

posted Jun 20, 2010

I think England are not controlling the midfield well enough. Both Gerard and Lampard are too concerned about getting in the box. I think we need a different kind of player in the midfield. I wish Scholes had decided to come out of retirement. But in his absence, i think we should try Carrick, even though he had a poor season. But then W.Philips had a nothing season and he is playing every match. I would suggest the following formation (typical english 4-4-2)
James
jhonson ---- carrager ------ terry ---- A.Cole
lennon ------ carrick-----barry------J.Cole
Gerard
rooney

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posted Jun 20, 2010

All of heskey,s club managers say he does an important job for the team taking the knocks.
So I suppose yes,if you need a battering ram away to Exeter city in the middle of winter in an FA cup replay then play him.
But an England international ?

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