Wasn't he the chap who said: "By my own admission, I'm magnificant"?
Well done Sweden though.
Robinson and Walker are better than James.
not easy to defend just 200 but i felt we fielded and bowled superbly, batting still a concern but can be worked on
good victory to my boys
btw i felt steve harmison bowled beautifully for the english, best spell ive seen from him in odi cricket.
we need to field and bowl like that consistently and well be fine, although more runs would have been useful
the aussies would have been proud of the way we defended that score today, thats how they do it!
that pakistan vs india match got sold out SO FAST !!! it promises to be a very good game. if this fixture isn't incentive enough for both sides to get their heads together, then i don't know what is!
and that aussie victory !!!!!!!!!!!!! what was it in your view?
a) only pakistan could squander that kind of a chance?
b) only australia could pull that kind of a victory?
Walker is better than James.
she had 4 years training and she couldn't even finish the race, not only is she a quitter but she's fcucking crap!
i have a tkt for the india pak match cant wait
Good goal. Would be good to see if he could do it against real defenders. The guy who gets the first tackle (not the big air shot) and the last was a complete shocker.
The three guys who end up putting in the last ditch tackles (around/in the box) are just running about like total amateurs. And the goalkeeper manages to get totally wrong footed too!
And is David James a clown too?
Techincally there are no gifted players in England, with a few possible exceptions ; Shaun Wright Phillips, Joe Cole and ... em... thats it
In Euro 2004, Scholes should have been dropped, along with Beckham, Owen, James and probably even Steven Gerrard.
Theres something really bad, when you have to play Ledley King in centre-back, name David Beckham as youre captain and play Michael Owen in every match.
The reality is that England lack a 'proven' striker (after all Rooney did score 4goals against two extremely poor European teams - Croatia and Switzerland - and has failed to bang 18-25 goals in the league). After all it was just Xmas 2003 when Everton fans in Goodison were chanting "Who ate all the pies? WWWAAYYNNNEEE RROONNNNNEEEEYYY", after Rooney's dip in form.
Don't blame Sven, you had Robson, you had Venables , you had Hoddle and you had Keegan and look what they done
Credit must be given to Frank Lampard, Sol Campbell and Ashley Cole
In conclusion, England lack skill, speed and true spirit - the best England can hope for in the World Cup Finals in 2006 is to get out of the group stages (thats if they even manage to qualify for the upcoming world cup).
Surely England fans must identify weaknesses throughout the team??