posted on Apr, 8 2007 @ 12:02 PM
Bring back Beckham? Are you HIGH?
The guy is a lazy one trick pony, lacking the testicular fortitude to be an effective skipper.
You wanna know why England are playing badly?
It's because we insist on playing FRANK LAMPARD.
Lampard is NOWHERE near as good as people make out. You think he is world class for Chelsea? No, Jose Mourinho, who is genuine world class, built a
team of world beaters around Lampard. Makalele plus the Chelsea defense are THAT GOOD, Lampard can swan off and join in attacks as he sees fit.
Ah, but he scores loads for Chelsea, I hear you say. Yes, and thats because he is a shot-hog. Frank can't shoot, yet everytime he can see the goal,
BANG. Note how many of his goals are dodgy deflections. That's not a long range shooting master... how people like Steven Gerrard shoot is genuine
long range shot mastery. If Frank, rather than shoot all the time, passed to better placed team mates, then Chelsea would score tons more than their
already significant haul, and England would also be scoring for freeness.
Yet, the England setup are hooked on Frank. They don't understand why Frank won't churn out the goods for The Three Lions. And look! Frank doesn't
play, and suddenly, Gerrard starts scoring! Will McClaren get the idea? Bollocks will he.
Bring back Beckham to save England? No, drop Lampard, and keep Beckham out, play a DISCIPLINED holding mid (Hargreaves, Carrick, or Huddlestone), let
Steve go forward from midfield, play Lennon on the right and Joe Cole on the left, and England will have a midfield that will be capable of destroying
Lennon and Cole will also give us that added tactical advantage of being able to swap our wingers around at will, as both are capable of playing on
either flank. Joe's tricks, Lennon's sheer pace, and every international defense will fear England. And that's even before we have got to Steve in
the centre, whose passing is INFINATELY better than Lampard's, whose shooting is INFINATELY better than Lampard's, whose tactical awareness is
INFINATELY better than Lampard's.
People often wonder why Michael Owen (when fit) struggles to make impact on England games. It's because of idiots like Lampard and Beckham. Becks
would always try and land a 70-yard cross-field lofted pass onto a tiny guy's head, and Lampard would never pass.
Gerrard however would bring people like Owen, Defoe, and Andrew Johnson into games, as Steve knows how to PASS ALONG THE FLOOR, and doesn't always
'takes a breath'
Oh, and PLEASE let's get rid of Gary Neville... Micah Richards is the future of England at right-back.