World Cup Merchandise
Click Here
World Cup Betting & Odds
Click Here
2010 World Cup Tickets
Click Here

Monday, June 28, 2010

So And Thanks For...Not A Whole Lot

So, England crashed out 4-1 to a lean, young, hungry looking Germany side. And with that, the hopes of a nation are dashed. Such a shame.

The problem is, though, not that England got well and truly beaten. The problem is with the whole 'hopes of a nation' thing in the first place.

The simple fact remains that a few players aside, England just don't have that strong a squad. They're just not that great at football. Matthew Upson, Gareth Barry, Peter Crouch, etc - they're not names that will strike fear into the hearts of the world's best.

Consequently, if the big names have poor matches or get injured, then there is no quality to cover for them. England got knocked out in the Round of 16 because that's where they deserved to be knocked out. They are one of the top 16 teams in the world - no more, no less. Face facts.



posted by mark_s at 2:56 PM


Anonymous Benjy said...

Surely this will put an end to the 'golden generation' rubbish the press seem to have been spouting for what seems like forever, From the manager down through the best players and even the squad players, we were awful!

6:54 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home