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Wednesday, March 30, 2005

England warming up

Ok so Northern Ireland and Azerbaijan aren't the most toughest opponents England could have faced these last few days, but I honestly feel Sven's men are capable of winning the world cup next year. There is no doubt that Sven has an awesome squad at his disposal, one of the best in world football. In fact I would say that England have always had strength in depth. But for the first time since god knows when, our best eleven look fantastic. Robinson has solved the problem of having a decent goalkeeper, Lampard is the new Paul Scholes, Rooney is just sublime in that role behind the striker, and now finally we have someone who can do a decent job on the left - Joe Cole. Add to this the quality of centre halves and strikers we have, there is no doubt England will be one of the favourites to lift the trophy next summer.

I honestly think there is only one thing that can defeat England - injuries!


Blogger Berry said...

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3/30/2005 11:52 pm

Blogger Berry said...

I think the current squad is one of the best squad England ever had, but not one of the best in the world capable of winning the world cup. If England face a team that can hold the ball, they will struggle. Look at the game against Spain last year. No chance.

3/30/2005 11:53 pm

Blogger Skippy said...

I can't see England winning the World Cup. They don't have the quality, like Berry said when they come up against a good side they are always out-played.

3/31/2005 12:11 am

Blogger RedsMan said...

I concur with Sunil. England have always had a strong, skilful side that could rival the greatest. Sunil said injuries are their worst enemy. For me, it's themselves. Talk of how the midfield held their own beliefs, and not that of Eriksson's, filtered from WC2002, and if this was the case, we still saw nothing of any initiative.

When we played the eventual WC winners in the QF, we had them under control until we crumbled and allowed fear in Ronaldinho run through us. Seaman added the rest. The belief that we can win the game, coupled with desire, are our best equipment. We can beat teams, if we really want to.


4/01/2005 2:21 am

Blogger T said...

If Greece can win a major international tournament; South Korea reach a world cup semi; and a weak German team reach a world cup final, then there is no reason why the current England team can't win a world cup.

I'm with Sunil in rating Robinson over the error-prone James. The back-four will play with enhanced confidence for having Robinson in goal.

I'm concerned that England have no out and out ball winner protecting the back-four a'la Makalele, Dunga, Deschamps, Petit, Deiter Eilts, Gilberto. I think this can be England's downfall.

4/01/2005 2:28 pm


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