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Saturday, June 10, 2006

That's why Bent should have been there

England ground out a 1-0 victory over Paraguay and got the three points and I'm grateful for that, especially given the apparent bias of the referee (the Argentian poet who refereed Germany v. Costa Rica did much better). In the second half, I sometimes I thought I was watching Charlton, England were defending so deep.

But our lack of striker options were painfully apparent. Owen is taken off for 'tactical' reasons leaving Crouch on his own up front with no one to head the ball to. Walcot can't be brought on because an inexperienced player can't be risked on such a big occasion, so what's he doing there? So we go 4-4-1-1 and hang on for the victory. Now if Darren Bent had been there he could have complemented Crouch.

Then we bring on Owen Hargreaves. Pleeese! What does he do? Apart from one miss kick that exposes us to danger, nothing. Nothing comes of nothing.

Did you know that soccer is American football for fags. Well, according to this God fearing American Republican it is:
Soccah

It's actually a spoof - the Rapture index makes one suspicious - but it's a good parody.

3 Comments:

Blogger Ken J said...

The most passionate parts for me were yelling at that incredibly vision (and I think height) challenged referee. He sure had it in for Crouch. And I had the same thoughts through the second half - it's like watching Charlton. Play around sideways and backwards, leading to big boot, leading to loss of posession. Over and over again.

3:53 PM  
Blogger Bingaddick said...

I can't believe that the poor second half was down to the heat apparently. You have to ask why is Walcott there when he can't be risked? Why is Lennon there when he can't be brought on for Beckham who was clearly out of puff second half? Whither Jenas? Its bizarre not to have taken both Bent and Judas ahead of Walcott and Jenas.

I still think we've got a good chance of winning but despite Sven not because of him.

6:26 PM  
Blogger worcestershireleaburn said...

Sven's shortcomings exposed to the whole nation. I'll be suprised if England get out of the group stage.

7:05 PM  

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