Gaucho wrote:The England coach has nominated 17-year-old Theo Walcott for the WC's, who's a great talent but has yet to play a game in the Premier League.
Rob UK Pen wrote:You're forgetting one thing though.....
It's the World Cup and it wouldn't be England without the odd drama or two.
That said, I can't believe that only 2 weeks ago we were all sitting quietly confident of our team's chances this summer. Then Rooney gets injured, Owen's comeback is less than impressive and finally Sven goes off on one.
I swear this is all a secret plot to wind the English media and the nation as a whole into a frenzy before the start of the tournament.
Rob UK Pen wrote:An interesting series of clips of England's new Saviour, it lasts for 3 minutes & 45 seconds which strangely is almost as long as his 1st team career.
Rocco wrote:If Owen can play, this could work if Sven plays a 4-5-1, and turns Lampard and Gerrard loose to score goals. Hell, those two are better goalscorers than most English strikers these days. It might even work with Crouch standing there as a lamppost, letting the wingers bank crosses off him. However, that would be creative, and Sven hasn't shown any of that. If England lines up in a 4-4-2, with Theo and Crouch up front, Gerrard on the left, and Beckham coasting on the right...it's going to be a short stay for England. I'd clear a spot at the pub.
Rocco wrote:Even without Rooney, there's still enough talent there to win it...if everyone stays healthy/focused.
Rocco wrote:I read Sven's decision as him giving the finger to the English FA for the way they shuttled him out.
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