As a liverpool fan i'd like to see a few big clubs near the opening, to get them out the way!
We should try and win it, irrelevant of who we will meet in the finals.
We are England, and should be afraid of no-one. If you want to win, you have to beat the best. Simple as that.
There's no way England will win the world cup, seeing how they've played the last two matches! I know you won, but is that much to be proud of? I mean, you really did have trouble against Trinidad and Tobago, they had the closest opportunity until you finally scored in the 83rd minute! And, in addition, look who you're up against! Argentina beat Serbia 6-0 today! Then there's Spain, Italy, Germany and Brazil! I'm sorry, but I can't see England beating any of those, except perhaps Germany (although unlikely since they're playing at home).
I feel sorry for the English fans though, expectations are so high and I really can't see you achieving very much! Like the belgian commentators said yesterday, England's a lot like Real Madrid, you have all the stars, but you don't work as a team...
England should just use the Sweden game to fix the things wrong in their team. If England knock Germany out, the backlash might suck, but ther'es no point trying to play for the easy game. If you can't beat the big teams you don't deserve to win.
I would like to see Lennon play against Sweden, from the start. But, is he more effective running against tired legs?
edit: I am hoping we finish 1st. Assuming that Argentina, England and Holland win their 2nd round matches, I'd much prefer to face Holland!
England are not playing real class football to win the world cup. I hope i'm wrong but have you seen some of the other teams playing? It's no excuse saying that the other teams were too weak to motivate England or it's too hot. This is the world cup they need to play some skillful football.
Want to chat about the world cup?? Keep it in the world cup thread. Too many break away threads will end up repeating what has already been said. Oh and please ease up on the polls, its like you just found the function and have to play with it. Polls are good when they have a meaning.
Remember when we didn't have a football forum? We just ahd the main thread and a coupl of breakaway ones. It was a lotstricter then.
if england dont play germany in the last 16, is there a chance they would meet in the last 8? because then england still have to play them anyways.
i dont think it matters if we finish 1st or 2nd we have a superior squad of players than germany and ecuador so it does not really matter who we play or where we finish