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posted Jun 18, 2010

No you're an idiot, as are most people with Messi in their name.

Rooney was very poor, but it was a very bad performance by the whole team and all players have bad games.

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posted Jun 18, 2010

Yeah but Rooney topped it of with his awful attitude.

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posted Jun 18, 2010

If you keep writing on your Iphone, you are bound to break it ;)

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posted Jun 18, 2010

Haha man u fans are soooooooooo annoyed!

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posted Jun 18, 2010

Rooney was right, there is no point flying all the way to Africa just to boo when things don't go right.

That said, the last two games have been the worst i have seen Rooney play, where is the energy, where is the first touch?

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posted Jun 18, 2010

No one played well tonight and in all fairness he recieved very little service. His attitude on the over hand looked very poor, i have never seen him with so little enthusiasm.

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comment by Noshaq (U11522369)

posted Jun 19, 2010

Can't expect Rooney to play well if the rest of the team can't pass, take corners, take free kicks etc etc.

They were all rubbish.

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posted Jun 19, 2010

Rooney and Gerrard failed to complete more than 3 passes in the first half.

Rooney thrives of decent ball at Man U. We have not wingers who can cross, so Rooney is a pointless addition.

Drop him altogther.

If Adam Johnson or Ashley Young had been taken he may have been given at least some kind of chance.

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comment by shimmy (U2695085)

posted Jun 19, 2010

Rooney did nothing, his touch was woeful and his attitude stunk. Heskey tried hard and did some good battling but had no idea what he was supposed to do with the ball, completely out of his depth. For me though the worst player on the pitch was Gerrard. Everything he touched turned to mud. I lost count of the number of times he lost us the ball. Early on it seemed like every promising move we had got to Gerrard and then he screwed it up and lost the ball. The commentators were going on about how he couldn't capture his Liverpool form in an England shirt, I'm sorry but did they not see the last premier league season? Liverpool are a one man (one and a half if you count the perennially injured torres) team, Stevie G's performances have been rubbish all season, hence them finishing in 7th!

Not really sure what Capello was trying to achieve with his subs. Lennon was at least attempting to create chances, even in his own predictable cutting inside way. SWP added nothing. My move would have been to take Gerrard off and replace him with Joe Cole and put on Crouch or Defoe for Heskey. Obviously that would never happen with Gerrard being our inspirational captain...

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posted Jun 19, 2010

Comment by Manchester is United:
'all players have bad games'
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True, but not usually all at the same time!

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posted Jun 19, 2010

He gets paid millions to do a job we all have to pay to do....Rooney has attitude problem...stick his dummy back in and get Crouch n Defoe for Heskey n Rooney,...and for Gods sake, get the only world class player we have on the pitch...Joe Cole...

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posted Jun 19, 2010

England supports are so arrogant. Seriously! Get a grip! You support your team and country by cheering not by booing. If you ever feel the urge to boo. Stay at home! Don't bother going because frankly I think it's absolutely disgraceful. England played appalling. But so did every other player.

Some people need a to get their heads checked. No one has asked people to go out their and boo so don't give us this 'we paid a lot of money to get over here to see a performance like that' rubbish. It's utter bull! I was frustrated by the performance like many but booing? The only thing people achieve with that is that it shows is that they are embarrassing!

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comment by Tony (U14513585)

posted Jun 19, 2010

The problem is Capello comes across as dumb .. he can barely speak English either and combine that with the fact that some of the players can barely speak English too .. and what do u get ? knocked out first round .

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comment by Jon (U14525299)

posted Jun 19, 2010

Tbh I was surprised by the fans reactions... for a totally different reason. I can't believe that after watching 70 odd minutes of that drivel that there was a rousing chorus of the nation anthem clearly audible to help rouse the team. Can't say the fans could do anymore!

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comment by james (U14457246)

posted Jun 19, 2010

@ shimmy - i couldnt agree more
also the team had no positional sense - i lost count of the amount of times i saw rooney picking the ball up deep in midfield where lampard should have been. then wasting it by trying stupid pointless shots from 35 yards. i remember seeing heskey in our own box defending in the 60th minute when it was 0-0? how do you explain that. cole was brought into the game about 2 times in the whole 90 minutes.
and dont get me started on the passing. i have seen better passing at sunday league game. that was worse than schoolboy. how can this be acceptable for the england national team. i would love to see % of how many balls went stray, especially in final 3rd.
lastly the substitutions. absolutely pointless as said aready

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posted Jun 19, 2010

when your a fan your a fan ! through the good times and the bad ! i dont feel booing the team will help them in anyway at all

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comment by SirDaz (U14296145)

posted Jun 19, 2010

I'd drop Rooney for the next match. He has offered nothing and has shown he is still a petulant kid.

I'd also sack Capello now and put Pearce and Beckham in charge, we might actually see some passion from the players then. Capello is too rigid to change and it's obvious the players don't like playing his tactics anymore.

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comment by flipper (U5364251)

posted Jun 19, 2010

Saying Rooney is rubbish is clearly moronic, but so is defending his performance last night as is defending his reaction to those that booed. The mindset of someone who boos and someone who sarcastically critisizes those that do is, I would hazard a guess, pretty much the same. And considering he pratically invited the boos with his arrogant remarks before the game I think he's the last person that should complain. I'm not defending those that do it, but I do at least understand it.

As for the game, why do we still keep playing Lampard? Are we so desperate for good players that we'd play a full team of attacking central midfielders if those were our best players? Just drop him and play either 2 up front with gerrard and barry in central midfield, or 1 up front with gerrard just behind and carrick and barry in cm, and play cole on the left. And if rooney still doesn't improve like that then play defoe and crouch up front. It's not rocket science to play with a team of players in their preferred and normal positions given the lack of time they have with the team to adapt.

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posted Jun 19, 2010

This ain't a club game Man U fans where you can go out and buy someone you get one or two chances usually and the over paid and over rated Chelsea and Man U fans didn't seem to care. Like every other club all their best players are foreign. What did Rooney and the rest expect after a performance after that another million pound bonus????

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comment by MickS (U2752894)

posted Jun 19, 2010

Someone has to tell Rooney that if you are prepared to accept the plaudits, then you have to accept the criticism if you fail to perform. You can't have it both ways.

People have spent thousands of pounds on going to support England in South Africa and feel let down by a team that hasn't delivered. They are entitled to boo.

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comment by Gordon (U2524150)

posted Jun 19, 2010

What Jayred - Arise Sir Giggs (U14360887)
fails to realise or wont accept; is that like his right to condemn the booing it is also the fan's right to boo, whether he agrees with this stance or not. Hi/Her/It's stance in saying everybody is wrong apart from me is another symptom of the malaise affecting English football.

Criticism as well as praise is required, this myopic view of all other view points is not going to help them one bit. Let them boo if this helps them vent their frustration, but don't hold judgement on those fans.

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posted Jun 19, 2010

meant over paid and over ratted Chelsea and man u players not fans.

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comment by GWHITE (U4281008)

posted Jun 19, 2010

He is completely right Rooney to be honest even though he had a shocking game. You english are the least patriotic nation, your flags come down as quick as they went up. You buy into the media hype. The England team just makes me feel sick. It just seems like a franchise England Plc.

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comment by sam123 (U13842272)

posted Jun 19, 2010

I remember a newspaper had the abbreviations E.A.S.Y. displayed on their front cover after England's world cup draw was made. No matter what they say, the evidence on the pitch is that England players did think they would just automatically qualify from the group - they haven't turned up at all.

You can't blame Capello for such abysmal performances from all his players. It is, however, up to him to make some radical changes for the final game. If he sticks by his selection policy of form and fitness, then almost the entire midfield and attack should be worrying about their places.

Joe Cole, Jermaine Defoe, Peter Crouch, Michael Carrick should be given their chance on Wednesday - if I see Heskey, Lampard and Gerrard on the first team sheet in the same positions then it is all over.

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posted Jun 19, 2010

I'm not an England supporter but living in the UK you get bombarded with all the ridiculous hype about the world cup beforehand. England and its fans need to be realistic and review their expectations. They have a poor WC record: won once(on home soil) and one semi-final is it? Show the other teams some respect. Instead of installing yourselves as second or third favourites why not play the whole thing down a bit and relieve the pressure. I can count a lot of teams who are clearly better than England in this world cup. Brazil, Argentina, Germany, Holland, Spain, Mexico, Uruguay, Chile even. Show some humility, all this talk of an easy group and we'll meet Brazil in the semis? Nonsense. IF you get through I'd be worried for you playing any of Germany, Serbia or Ghana. All capable of putting England out. Sort it out, stop moaning. At least you're there, my boys were handed a summer off by Mr. Henry.

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posted Jun 19, 2010

Wayne Rooney is a overrated player. When Cappello took over England with a cv that contained trophies at every team he managed you just wondered why he went and spoilt that impressive cv by taking on England. Players miss their lifestyles and want an early exit. Duh.

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comment by av it (U10690115)

posted Jun 19, 2010

Gerrard shouldn't be stuck out on the left, if you're going to play 2 strikers then make it Rooney and Crouch/Defoe with Gerrard on the right where he is better and play Joe Cole on the left, don't waste time with rubbish like Lennon/Wright Phillips.

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posted Jun 19, 2010

If Capello is surprised, he should look at the squad he picked, and then the players for his starting eleven.
What happened to his "I will only pick players who are in form, not on history" stance.
The man has become another Sven and McClaren.

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posted Jun 19, 2010

It was like England had 10 men last night. They had no left winger as Gerrard kept cutting inside, effectively eating up Rooney's space. This meant that Rooney had to either drop deep or play right up top with Hesky. When he dropped deep, he simply couldn't influence the game and when he played right up top, he was too close to Heskey. When England went to play it long, which was too much in my opinion, and HEskey won the header, it would only go to an Algerian defeneder because Rooney was too close so couldn't take advantage of Heskey's flick-ons. Eventually, it got to the stage where Heskey was playing on the wing trying ridiculous step-overs but just falling on his backside. So this would be my team to play Slovenia:

James


Johnson Terry Upson A Cole

Lennon Lampard Barry J Cole

Gerrard

Rooney

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posted Jun 19, 2010

They make you sick and you don't support them, think about what they're is doing to us.

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posted Jun 19, 2010

England did better ...
I do understand the frustration and the desire to do well and England will progress further but England players have to take up more responsibility and again, surely it is impossible to play Gerrard and Lampard together England really tried to win this game and weren't lucky enough but also have to give Algeria credit and thought they did well ...
Saying that, because your game hasn't been interrupted and nearly no bookings and like to say in regards to the german/serbia game, your usbekistan referee did very well, where a spanish referee would have booked you all possible 26 player and may would have sent off a hand full of england and algerian players ...

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posted Jun 19, 2010

Fly Venables over to work with Pearce n Becks...we need to get English hearts in charge of England...look at Maradona´s passion...both my sons are Madrid fans and they HATE, HATE Capello..Venables has brains and Pearce n Becks have World Cup experience..and all 3 have real desire and passion..

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comment by GWHITE (U4281008)

posted Jun 19, 2010

Do you really think any of that England team have any passion anyway? They live in a cocoon compared to the rest of England

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posted Jun 19, 2010

I support Liverpool & Ireland so im not Rooney's biggest fan but i agree with him 100%. you should never boo your own team.

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posted Jun 19, 2010

They might have a bit more passion if they had Venners or Barry Fry or Nigel Clough or Neil Warnock waiting for them in the dressing room

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posted Jun 19, 2010

Steven gerrard is not a left midfielder. why did capello put the teams captain, an influential central midefilder out of position? Englands best hopes of doing anything in this tournament are in my eyes through rooney & gerrard. they are the only 2 players who have some sort of connection, they link up play together very nicely, its obivous they know each others movements and how the other plays. so why on earth is heskey playing up top, its obvious just drop gerrard in upfront with rooney, joe cole on the left, lampard barry & lennon (not wright-phillips :|) thats a team with good balance, capello fails to see this.

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posted Jun 19, 2010

Time for England along with Scotland, Wales & N. Ireland to swallow their pride and ego's to become one team - UK!
Would Gareth Bale have made a difference - you bet your sweet bippi he would.
It is logical to me that if 84% of the population lives in England then 84% (9 players)of a UK team would normally be English.
Through sport we can unite the so called United Kingdom and all cheer one team in stead of seeing ABE shirts!!

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comment by BULUDU (U14301861)

posted Jun 19, 2010

but you were wrong about messi, hes been terrible, same scoring record in the world cup as rooney, how embarrasing for him.

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posted Jun 19, 2010

FlangeGerrard:
Ok then after paying thousands of pounds for the priviledge of watching them we'll just take it on the chin and go there-there, never mind, come on England you were brilliant....grow up FFS you're starting to sound like Rooney, they were appauling; you know it and they know it. So if a spoilt litle brat like Rooney can't take the criticism he so richly deserved he should take a leaf out of Gerrard and Barry's book who took it on the chin and agreed that they were not good enough and it was not acceptable. The team has been built round Rooney, he's not half the player he was last season - I don't know why but he needs to readjust and get on with it...do somthing against Slovenia win the fans back again, not only Rooney the whole lot of them - starting with the manger his selection and tactics. "I will pick playes on merit" quoted Capello, my ar8e springs to mind.

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comment by John (U14516029)

posted Jun 19, 2010

I thought the England Fans Have been fantastic over the best part of two games! God Save the Queen (not really my choice for a footbll song) was drowning out the Vuvuzelas well into the second half. No other team, with the exception of Mexico, has had anythig like that kind of vocal backing. The fans can't pick the team, make subs etc. They can only make their dissapointment felt vocally.
Wayne Rooney let us down in the last World Cup, he should now be concentrating on atoning for that!

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comment by julian (U14438277)

posted Jun 19, 2010

I'm surprised people are blaming Rooney more than others, They were all VERY dad. except for Barry who I think is the only reason why we didn't lose last night.

All we can do is trust in the players & Manager; this will be there last WC so i really DO think they will win on Wednesday.

Selection is our issue not Capello's he must go by what he see's at training; but personally I'm with many & i think its time to introduce J. Cole.

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posted Jun 19, 2010

Random weirdo named guy which world cup you been watching messi has been the best player in an otherwise very disappointing tourny only side with some real flair and entertaining to watch not even brazil are entertaining this time around.

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posted Jun 19, 2010

but you were wrong about messi, hes been terrible, same scoring record in the world cup as rooney, how embarrasing for him.
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South Korea doubled up on Messi n he still ran rings round them..hes gonna win the world cup..how embarassing for him...

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comment by shimmy (U2695085)

posted Jun 19, 2010

comment by davido18 (U14525356)

posted 27 Minutes Ago

Steven gerrard is not a left midfielder. why did capello put the teams captain, an influential central midefilder out of position? Englands best hopes of doing anything in this tournament are in my eyes through rooney & gerrard. they are the only 2 players who have some sort of connection, they link up play together very nicely, its obivous they know each others movements and how the other plays. so why on earth is heskey playing up top, its obvious just drop gerrard in upfront with rooney, joe cole on the left, lampard barry & lennon (not wright-phillips :|) thats a team with good balance, capello fails to see this.
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I disagree with you. I don't think our hopes lie in the hands of Gerrard and Rooney. Rooney maybe, but Gerrard has been consistently poor for England for some time. Last night was yet another perfect example of this. In the first half hour we put together some promising attacking moves and nearly every single one of them broke down with Gerrard giving the ball away or lashing a woeful shot high and wide. After that the damage had been done, the team were full of frustration and empty of confidence. I thought giving Gerrard the captain's armband was meant to get the best out of him? Ok he was started out of position but how much time did he actually spend there? He seemed to think he'd been given a free role which left the team hopelessly unbalanced and gave Gerrard the chance to break up our moves all over the pitch. I'm not saying he was the only reason England played so poorly but he has to be in the running for worst player on the pitch. He's had a poor, disinterested season for Liverpool and he's carried that form through into the England side. Personally I'd drop him for Joe Cole and play Defoe or Crouch up front with Rooney.

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posted Jun 19, 2010

A few people on the BBC and other sites wanting Beckham to take over! He isn't a coach (and tbh I don't think he has all the certificates he needs anyway).

Beckham sits in his designer suit in the dugout, looking more miserable by the minute. Anyone considered that his presence might be one of the damaging factors? Gte rid of him to the stands. He is serving no purpose. After the USA scored he sat there sour faced. So much for motivating the team.

There has to be something going on behind the scenes here.

While I appreciate Rooney being upset with the booing, Fabio needs to drag him in front of the media to apologise. If he is getting frustrated now just wait until the next game. They will be out to get him to react, and judging by his attitude it won't take much to get him to lose his rag.

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comment by Sortit (U6820024)

posted Jun 19, 2010

When you pay a kid with a single brain cell £100k a week and he gets on the back page of every media rag with his gold-digging WAG you create a certain type of mentality.
Put that same person in an England shirt miles from home with the eyes of the world on them and the kid within comes to the surface again.
MUMMY!!!!!!!

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posted Jun 19, 2010

Great players but not a great side.

They're too inhibited, too restricted. They don't play with any freedom or imagination.

Capello prefers Gerrard on the left to Joe Cole. It's all very cautious.

Any international manager who plays with Heskey instead of playing J Cole or Gerrard, Milner supporting Rooney or even Rooney supporting Defoe up front needs their credentials checked.

A very poor team thanks to Capello's tactics. It was painful to watch.

I don't think any of the players can be blamed. Capello's tactics are failing and they often have against half decent sides. Just look at his history as England manager.

Unless England play against part time pros, they struggle.

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comment by John (U14516029)

posted Jun 19, 2010

I thought the England Fans Have been fantastic over the best part of two games! God Save the Queen (not really my choice for a footbll song) was drowning out the Vuvuzelas well into the second half. No other team, with the exception of Mexico, has had anythig like that kind of vocal backing. The fans can't pick the team, make subs etc. They can only make their dissapointment felt vocally.
Wayne Rooney let us down in the last World Cup, he should now be concentrating on atoning for that!

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posted Jun 19, 2010

What a disgrace Rooney!.you should make a public apology.On current form at best you should be on the bench.For the next game Crouch and defoe up front with gerrard picking up the bits,4-3-3 but i fear it could be too late for Gutless England!

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