Barry gets ball, Barry sort of wobbles 2 paces, a man approaches with sun tan and dubious 5 day beard, Barry falls over................and the 2nd half starts now..........Is Lampard playing.........??
I think it is a mix of problems. They can perform well week in week out in the Premiership, which to be honest is not the best league in the World. Only the best paid.
When they come up against even modest international teams, they struggle. Heskey is no longer international class (if he ever was), and they do not seem to possess the basics of what is required at this level. There are no longer any teams around that you can expect to hammer.
Instant control, comfortable on the ball, the killer pass, and a belief in the jersey. So many players were below par, that I fully expected us to lose.
Then again - my 2nd team, Spain, struggled the other night, with 11 class players.
I fully expect Slovenia to win the group with USA 2nd.
Ok i may get slated, but im going to agree with you, but my prediction will be 2-0 to England.
When that team goes on the pitch, we are going to see the roar of the three lions, were going to see the passion, the skill, and the killer instinct that us English are renowned for.
Rooney is going to be like Bulldog on steroids, victory is within our grasp.
Our team is going to be just like the knights when they was on their crusade, fearless and respected.