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Not fair all these boys with flair, technique and ability put in the same group as Englands World Class stars (according to the media) Cant understand with all the expertise espoused by the experts at the FA, Talksport, BBC etc why England have now become the whipping boys relying on Italy to get them to progress. Pityful but thoroughly ENJOYABLE. Whose going to the Airport for the comin home celb
In terms of passing and touch against Italy, it was the most complete team performance for years in a very tough group. Hodgson's done good work but as football is only about money, he will be hounded out before he has time to create anything, so we will be back to square one. The core of the recently demised Spanish team had been together since youth level, winning cups. Give England a chance.
Well sg90 has said it all. Less foreign players, more English players, better groundroots organisation (like in Germany)... Everybody should be sick and tired watching foreign stars winning titles with English club shirts and then we see our team doing f------ in every WC.
1954 Shenanigans"?? How does spending billions buying Supermarkets, modern housing and trading estates help produce world class players ?"---------------It doesn't, but you can bet your bottom dollar the FA will spend billions to find out. I go back to my earlier comment, JT and AC should have been at this World Cup. Too late now, but I did point this out in a strongly worded letter to the FA
I note the use of "ludicrous" to describe Luis Suarez's comments. What appears ludicrous is the use in this and the linked article of "retribution" in connection with his comments. The link article has quotes by Luis none of which use this emotive word or could reasonably be represented by it. Did he use this word? If not, it's exactly the sort of unfair criticism Luis wants to silence.
England's miserable performance in these finals is absolutely no surprise. Hopefully all those fans of other teams who gave Liverpool fans stick for wanting to get rid of this "great manager" will apologize.I said after watching the first group game between Costa Rica and Uruguay that I couldn't see England getting a single point. I've seen nothing to change that view.
sadly England has a week manager that relies mostly on MU-Liverpool players, not the best in PL at the moment, but he has no balls to sack them. On the other hand long season ...but few of the selected play extra games,(cups) so no excuse there, they just not good enough, nor is the menager
Costa Rica showing England players how to play this World Cup. Roy really needs a rethink on his starting XI favourites.Joel Campbel more effective aginst Italy and Uruguay than Sturridge, Rooney, Welbeck and Henderson put together.Roys tactics and selections have to be called into question. Losing closely to sides Costa Rica coast against is not an impressive showing Roy!
destroy the premier league and disband the FA - neither fit for purpose, both looking to shamelessly profiteer. SCUDAMORE OUT. England fans need to stop following the United Nations PL, its a foreign league. Its take take take, nothing is given back.
The PL is the best for pace and passion, that's it, but the other leagues are better technically and it shows every major tournament. Just look at Candreva v England, he was earmarked as a nobody in comparison v 'world class' Gerrard before the England game, yet he would be head and shoulders above other midfielders in the PL in terms of passing and vision.
How can people say Rooney fails on the big stage when he has played well on the biggest stage of all (the CL final) twice, scoring in one of them.
The main problem is the fact ENG always field the best X1 players that we have rather than the best TEAM.Look at the successful nations, always players from lower leagues. It's a subtle blend of players like a fine dish is made up of many ingredients.
I'm not going to deny I'm annoyed and upset that we are practically out of this World Cup. This Group was always going to be tough. Dont sack Roy Hodgson, instead let's focus on Euro 2016. I do believe it is time something was done, Rooney has never been the same since 2006 and Gerrard surely won't be at another tournament. Start building a strong mental team, that's what we need.
Its not about the quality of the players. Other teams have championship players, take Chile and Columbia. Its about having the desire to win and a good game plan. Roy Hodgson has gone against his own grain to have England attacking but he's not good enough to adjust in time when the opposing manager works out a better strategy. He has to be replaced.
England were poor in possession.Our play in the final third is lamentable.No money from the FA is given to grass roots level football to ensure we coach our children correctly .We need FA sponsored coaching in schools and junior leagues.We need the FA to sponsor coaches and referees . Holland Germany sponsor coaching at grass roots raising the standards of their football.
some ridiculous comments!If Rooney's header had gone in... what? he's world class? still average!?Facts are defensively we were poor, and we got caught by a world class player who only needed 2 chances.I like Gerrard, but it was not his best game. Sterling was not the same, but I suppose 'fickle' fans will blame him for that?!
1839 kwikki"I know being Welsh this won't be taken seriously but here goes."As long as you're not Robbie Savage...
Costa Rica, best team in the group by a long way :) Loving RS's punditry :))
Haha Costa Rica are winning - good bye England!!!
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