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Friday, 18 June 2010

England 0 v 0 Algeria (Full Time) World Cup Match Report

England 0 v 0 Algeria
Another very disappointing result for England fans. After the draw with USA last Saturday, most of the country were still deluded about England's chance of winning the world cup - even I got sucked in to thinking that it's just the first game, nothing to worry about! This performance though, was even worse.

Wayne Rooney looked dis-interested, except for the 3 long range efforts on goal - none looked likely of troubling the Algerian goalkeeper. Shaun Wright Phillips came on in the second half - he made very little impact with his light-weight, one dimensionality running. However, I lay blame solely on Fabio Capello... Here's a few of his poor decisions.
  1. Played Steven Gerrard on the left for this game, when he was the best player last Saturday from playing in the middle.
  2. Not selecting Theo Walcott in his squad. Theo was one of the stars in qualification, so why choose Lennon & Wright Phillips ahead of him? Theo has blistering pace and can turn it on in big games (Remember his hat-trick against Croatia or his blistering run from his own box for Arsenal v Liverpool in the champions league - running the length of the pitch taking on Liverpool players before setting up a goal.)
  3. Calling up Carragher for the squad. Even Sol Campbell would have been a better choice. Carragher is a red card/penalty concede waiting to happen.
Group Table
4 Slovenia
2 England
1 Algeria


Anonymous said...

I agree about Joe Cole. I hope he plays on Wednesday

Anonymous said...

england will still win the world cup dont worry!!!!!!

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