Rob UK Pen wrote:
Sorry, given our 'love' of our dear neighbours I'm laughing hysterically and uncontrollably now. This has got to be the result of the tournament so far - especially as I bet on a draw!
Well here comes Trezeguet....no idea why he hasn't been on before now. But as for Barthez and Gallas - that was a joke. Gallas just watched it cross the line and only moved to once it had.
Allez le Bleu!!
Given how people have harped on how uninspiring England's been, they've still won somehow. The fact that France has been equally crappy illustrates how important it is to win first, show style second. (Of course, Argentina has done both, which makes them scary.) The French may not go through, which would be hilarious seeing as how they were handed an easy group and brought back most of the old guard to get this done. I'm sure that development makes you shed a tear.
As for England, what happens if Rooney re-breaks his foot? Will there be a level of panic we've never seen before? It seems like they've based their entire plan on "wait until Rooney comes back." I'm hoping that Owen will play better on Tuesday- if Crouch isn't in the team, then there won't be a game plan of "launch it to the beanpole" which takes Owen out of the game. (It would help if Michael ran a little, too.) Will Walcott actually play? I'm interested in seeing what he can do. And seeing as how England's either going to be playing the host nation/tournament nemesis from their past, or a team that has played very well through two games, they might want to hurry up and find their rhythm.