posted on Jun, 27 2010 @ 06:55 PM
Yes, i'm Scottish, but I will give you a completely unbiased opinion of why I think England went out -
From game 1 against the USA it was very obvious that England were just not with it at all.
Apart from Steven Gerrard, the rest of the team looked very nervous,sluggish, out of fitness and lacking drive to win.
The horrendous mistake by their goalkeeper only amplified things.
I remember saying to people after this game, that if England did not pick up their game considferably, then they would really struggle to make it past
the group stage.
They battle past the group stage, but anyone with an unbiased view could see that as soon as they hit good opponents, they would suffer a big defeat,
and that they did.
Again, against the Germans, they lacked fitness, speed, stamina. the Germans looked on a completely different fitness level from the English
There were several defensive blunders, especially by the experienced, John Terry who was a complete mess trying to deal with the germans pace.
Another thing that I feel ruined their chances, were the fact that Wayne Rooney was relied upon way too much and it did not pay off. Rooney looked
amateurish from Game 1 against the USA and yet he still kept being played into the ground by his selectors.
Rooney played abismally in every game and should have been taken off at half time against the Germans. Was he even fit????
And what the heck was Emille Heskey even in the squad for??? The guy has proven over the years to shoot blanks. He never performs, he is crap!!
That my own opinion. england looked a sorry sight, and anyone who actually thought they could come out and compete with the Germans were seeing things
from a very one sided view.
England were destined to go out straight afer their terrible draw against the USA.