Originally Posted by Clapo
Didn't you say the exact same thing about them winning euro '08 though? Don't you perhaps think it just maybe more than a co-incidence/ridiculous luck that they've won 1, and made it to the final of the other of the 2 most prominent international tournaments in the past 2 years?
They played even weaker opponents in Euro 2008. Their group and semi final were a total cakewalk. They only beat Italy on penalties and they beat one of the worst Germany sides of all time 1-0 in the final.
In this World Cup they've defaulted through most of the rounds because the opponents blew it. Germany's crossing would have been a joke even if Lennon and Wright-Phillips were on their wings. They buggered up two incredible chances to counter attack (one where they were 5 on 2 and they gave it away another where there was a foul just outside the box). Portugal and Paraguay had the better chances to get the crucial first goal.