Originally Posted by aussie
looking at the Koreans i'm pretty sure they will win that group, dont think the swiss even though are group leaders currently will beat them & even though France have been relatively poor i'd back them to beat Togo.
I'm going to be filthy if the Koreans get through. I want to punch the TV every time I see them play, let alone every time they get an unwarranted free kick
Originally Posted by Scaly piscine
Playing any formation bar 4-4-2 against Ecuador just gives Ecuador a much greater chance of pulling off a 1-0 type victory. England have to impose their style of play on teams and play to their own strengths, it's no good playing to their weaknesses - you won't win the World Cup consistently playing rubbish unless you're Germany.
Owen had been fairly rubbish anyway, whilst Crouch had been better and Rooney is Rooney - I don't see why all of a sudden England should switch to 1 up front. Hargreaves had one decent game, but gives away too many needless free kicks which would cost England sooner or later.
Shoot me. I agree with that entirely. Very well said I must say. The only thing I don't agree with is Hargreaves giving away to many free kicks. He'll prove his worth against Ecuador IMO. A solid defensive mid. England must play a 4-4-2 Diamond though. It's so stereotypical and perhaps so "boring" (in terms of their tactical changes) but it's what they know and what they're good at.
Now that Aus are through I can stop feeling jealousy towards England and support a team that I do like. I'll just celebrate a bit then stick cotton wool in my ears if they win it