Norwood's on Fire
We has pretty bad luck with injuries pre-tournament, Gary Neville & Steven Gerrard are the ones that spring to mind, as well as Beckham of course though he went anyway. But the expectation was basically driven by the 5-1 V Germany, who would of course go on to the final, crazy times really.It really hits home how out of whack the country's expectations were at the time. Looking back that team really doesn't look too good on paper, but squeaking out against Brazil in the quarters was seen as a horrible failure. You even had Southgate mouthing off about Eriksson's half time team talk and whatnot.
i miss the Sven era where quarters were guaranteed