reply to post by Freeborn
Yeah man, I second that.
Well done Secret Knowledge
I agree, the tournament was definitely a success and honestly one of the best I've seen for a while.
As you say, a couple of quarters and the semi's didn't live up to the hype but overall I thought the tourney was just so much better than the last
world cup and on the whole fantastic.
Just goes to show that the standard of European football is much higher than anywhere else in the world right now and for a while too.
As for the Dream Team Thingy...
I had so many issues it's not even funny.
Even in the latter stages, after I couldn't make changes before that first quarter final (kept getting error messages), I was able to make for the
second quarter finals... and I thought before each round (quarters, semis and then final) we would have more changes to use..... that was NOT the
So I used up all my changes bar two, in the quarters.
I was unable to make ANY changes by the second Semi final and obviously none for the final either My fault for not reading the
format/rules of how transfers would work and how many before/after each stage.
But still, did OK I guess.
Was a great tourney and the dream team thing was fun too.... always is, rooting for your players to score and cheering on random people in random
And yes.... England are just **** mate, I think if we were more honest about that we could probably start making some changes.
Rooney and Young were awful.... truly dreadful at the tournament and I'm not even sure why we took Rooney?
We were playing well and as soon as he came back into the squad (I'm sure it's just coincidence) we started playing worse.
The household names and "superstars" need to realise that there are others who can and WILL play in their place if they're either not performing or
they get banned or whatever.
We should not have used the Euro 2012 tournament as a means to get Wayne Rooney Match Fit.
I agree with your points on Hodgson too and it's the same reason I didn't want him as our manager too.
Negative football with a view to sneaking a goal if we can.
Oh well..... there's always 2 years time.
I think Jamie Carragher was spot on in his criticisms of the England team and our abilities... whether Gerrard or anyone else likes it or not.
This is what English football has become. Our limitations laid bare to the point where so long as the “bulldog spirit” is on show the players
have done all that has been asked.
It is never going to be enough to win a major tournament. At the next World Cup we will be having the same post-exit discussion about our inability to
retain the ball and do anything more than try to stop the opponent rather than impose ourselves on them – and it will be doubly difficult in Rio.
The 38 per cent possession statistic against Italy as England exited Euro 2012 was damning and embarrassing. We will never beat a top nation in a
tournament playing like this.
- Jamie Carragher
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