The England game…………….
Happy tbh, thought we played reasonably well. Lack of centre half pace a concern, as is gerrards booking. Thought heskey and Wright phillips did surprisingly well, wanted Cole tho. Still a bit pissed of with commentator mentioning us getting to the final in the first **** game. Moron!Posted 7 years agoTi29erMember
At best, a work-man like performance.
USA were excellent in defence and goal.
England always start badly, it's a rule, a bit like the first 1/2 in the FA Cup Final – don't expect much and you won't be disappointed.
On that performance, just hoofing the ball up-field or continually passing it back to the keeper (anyone tell me why?) – can you honestly imagine what a mess it'll unravel to reveal once England come up against any South American side with flair, passion, close-ball skills and some of their wonderful over-lapping play?!
I feel many head-in-the-hands moments on the horizon if they don't adopt Terry's policy of wearing long stockings & doing his shirt buttons up; and someone please tell the players the words to our National Anthem!Posted 7 years agoRichPennyMember
Crouch instead of Heskey? You can't have been watching when heskey set up the first goal and then proceeded to win almost everything in the air. Granted, he should have finished when clean through. I'd have agreed before the game, I like Crouch, but Heskey did do a good job.Posted 7 years agotrailmonkeyMember
I thought last night showed just how important Barry is to the side. Gerrard and Lampard both played well but were forced to limit their games in order to cover the space that Barry does, this meant the whole shape of our side was compresssed limiting our passing options and with Rooney hardly ever in the game. Heskey played well but I don't think that Crouch would have been incapable of doing what he did and Crouch is certainly more capable bearing down on the keeper, Heskey's chip into Howard's arms was embarassing. The most astounding decision of the night was to include Milner. He looked out of it from the start but given that he's had the sh1ts for 3 days it's hardly suprising.Posted 7 years ago
All in all, it's tournament football and a point in the first game against a side ranked 14 is more than good enough. I'd hope to see a little more ambition from Lennon next time around and we'll certainly have a better shape and move the ball around better with Barry back.
Not the worst start we could of had.HeathenWoodsMember
I'm not surprised by the blamegame in the media but, jeez, it wasn't just Green out there. Heskey missed from a position my 7 year old could have scored from. SWP? And how did Dempsey create time and space to have a speculative shot? Not because of Green.
Sure, he dropped a howler but at least it's out of the way.
Disappointing draw in the first game of the group stages? Meh. So it goes. Slow starts are no bad thing. I'd have been a bit more relaxed if England managed to play with a bit more discipline and shape tho'…Posted 7 years agowrightysonMember
To molgrips and the rest! You **** off!! Don't read and certainly don't feel the need to post on something you have no idea or nothing worthwhile to say about! Go ride your bikes in heavy traffic!! I get **** sick of people moaning about the football threads on this "chat forum"! The clue is usually in the title of the thread!!!Posted 7 years ago
I'm a little upset by the peformance you see!
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