(Original post by Jim-Jam)
Johnson does last man tackle - Gets slated.
Terry clears it after it's crossed the line - Hero
Fact. He's so underrated it's untrue and this 'can't defend' bull**** is something else people just regurgitate what they read in the paper.
What's Kyle Walker then? He's supposed to be so much better but all he does is run fast.
He had a poor tournament in my opinion. Lost possession far too much (Italy first half was the best example of this, second half he was much better), his positioning was also very suspect. Richards is by far the superior player and people are completely justified in having him over Johnson.
I also don't read the football section of newspapers, especially not match reports, i dont need someone to tell me if a player played well or not when I watched the match.
4th best in the world and we're still not happy...
Edit: I can't remember how the ranking work exactly, but if more weighting was given to how good the opposition were, we'd soon drop down in rankings. We haven't beaten a good team in a tournament since '96!
Last edited by little_wizard123; 04-07-2012 at 12:54.
100 x result points (3,1 or 0*) x opposition x match status x regional strength.
Well friendlies have a multiplier of x1, Euro qualifiers have a x2.5 multiplier, and Euro tournament games have a x3 multiplier.
The opposition strength is (200 - rank)/100 an exception being Spain who are given an opposition strength of 2.
So because of the weighting towards qualifiers and tournaments, friendlies have very little weighting. A qualifier against a team ranked 100 is worth more than a friendly against Spain. You can just see that the opposition multiplier doesn't actually vary that much (which is why we're doing well considering we can't beat a decent team in a tournament).
* Exceptions being winning on pens = 2, losing on pens = 1.