Norwood's on Fire
Been a great game if you ignore about 85 or 86 minutes at the start
Only what we already knew - that we're not within light years of what it takes to progress against the big boys. Quite why Holland have routinely produce significantly better footballers than our good selves for about 40 years is perhaps for another time.Well at least it was interesting in the end, woke me from my slumber.
Not sure what it's told us though.
West Ham getting relegated tells me everything I need to know about how good a season Parker had last season. A team with a central midfielder in genuine POTY form simply wouldn't come close to being relegated.The comment on Parker winning an award for when West Ham got relegated is typical of the sort of nonsense people spout. Because yea you can judge a midfield player on assists and goals... what a load of ****.
As usual I'm not having a bad word said about Keano- he might not be any more articulate than the Townsend/Southgate axis of evil but at least he does away with the very English habit of treating totally ****e performances with an entirely unwarranted politeness. Has footballing authority over anyone else they'll get on the sofa, too.Roy ****ing Keane? Surely the ITV coffers could've sprung for a proper Dutchman?
They'd doubtless have a greater fluency in English too.
Baines was dire all game. His fault for the 2nd goal by standing so far back as to play Dirk a mile onside.Thought Baines got shown up pretty badly there. Cashley still the man, as much as it pains me to say it.
In which case he shouldn't be anywhere near the squad as there's at least 3 ahead of him in the queue for that spot.Phil'll be a centre back in time, just not yet. He needs a bit more calmness to his play, know when to maraud forward and when not.... best at RB for now.
23 players gives enough for 2 specialists in each position - somebody being versatile is only really a benefit if your bench is limited to 6 or 7 out of the squad, but it's not so I'd rather see specialists taken. Was stupid to put him on and move Richards, suggests nobody has faith in him in the position he's supposed to be a specialist in if they'd rather play a second player out of position rather than him.He's versatile though and is a good option in CM as well. Useful since Rooney can't play the first two games and you want the most out of the rest of the squad.
Even though I do agree with this post, it was precautionary rather than an actual injury. "Tight hamstring", supposedly.I see Gerrard got injured again last night, I worry about him in the tournament. Liverpool have tried managing the workload since his return from injury but England will play him in every game, I fear he will break down again in the summer. Has been a quality player but nowhere near the player he once was.
I've written off this summer, don't even expect us to get out of the group stage, just hope they learn from it and are better prepared for the World Cup if we qualify.