So did you enjoy that?!! No neither did I. Why is it watching England is absolute torture, going through every emotion known to man! The first thing to say is that Capello had some major decisions to make regarding selection and you have to say he got them wrong. Whilst I feel sorry for Robert Green my Grandmother would have saved that! It will surely be a new contender for the No.1 blooper in World Cup history.
The selection of Milner was also baffling, he had been suffering all week with a virus and by the look of it was suffering from the ‘ Black Death ‘ by kick off! At least Fabio realised the error and brought him off, surely to be replaced by the sparkling Joe Cole……. but no, who’s this I cried – “tell me it’s not Wright- Phillips”?!
Emile Heskey had a fine game, made the Goal and was a handful for the USA all night, but when the chance came to be a hero, clean through with only the keeper to beat, a little composure needed….. aah. Unfortunately that’s just not Heskey I’m afraid, blasting it straight at the advancing keeper, as my wife shouted “why didn’t he slot it either side”. Where’s my Grandmother again, she was a quality finisher!
In a game where little went right apart from the first 5 minutes, Carragher is another concern. He came on for the injured King and looked well past his sell by date, his lack of pace was almost comical! So in short a lot to work on before we tackle the mighty Algeria on Friday, I would expect some changes but with Fabio you never know!
Elsewhere in general it’s been a positive start, the fans have been fantastic and the games have been enjoyable with the odd exception. The only downside would have to be that dreadfull vuvuzela noise – come on FIFA ban it NOW!!