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Thursday, June 15, 2006

Germany, Ecuador, England Through To Next Round

Well, the next round of the 2006 World Cup will feature Germany, England and the mighty Ecuador after last gasp wins from Germany (1-0 vs Poland) and England (2-0 vs Trinidad and Tobago).

Neither of the two big nations has looked very impressive, although bringing on Aaron Lennon for Owen was at least a good substitution by Sven for once.

I'm kinda hoping that Trinidad and Tobago beats Paraguay and England defeat Sweden, as I think Trinidad and Tobago have been extremely impressive and deserve it.

Now there's a team that really has proved its critics wrong !

posted by mark_s at 10:17 PM


Blogger Erwin said...

Although the mighty England never perform up to standard, the result counts. I totally agree for the bring on of Aaron Lennon which change the pace and dimension of the game. Thumbs up for Crouch and Gerrard who put England through with their well-taken goals.

11:04 PM  
Blogger mark_s said...

Agreed that the result counts. However, if England aren't playing well, then it doesn't bode well for when they meet a team that is in form.

The quality of the performance is an indicator of potential future progress.

12:02 AM  
Blogger SocialWork06 said...


Yes we have not played well against the smaller nations of this competition - but then again when do we ever play well against the smaller nations. Remember N Ireland ?- or if that is not embarassing enough do you remember being trashed by the USA? But England have a tradition of raising their game against bigger fish and that needs to be acknowledged. England will always play well against Germany or Argentina and similar opposition. The problem in the past has been a lack of world class players and above all luck (in spite of good performances). This time at last we have both. We have not even seen this team stretch its legs fully yet. They have potential and with every game they will become more like a team and less like a collection of good individual players. I honestly beleive that Englands real colours can only start to be judged from this point on - starting with Sweedon!

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