From: Ferris Mueller on
The U.S. Looked nervous and confused from the starting kick off where
they had no idea what to do with the ball so they just stood still.
The Engs could not string more than 2 passes togethor so they could
not take advantage of the Zombie americans. Rooney is the only player
england have. Lampard can not make accurate passes longer than a yard
and the goal keeping is a joke. The joke goal woke the zombies and
these two oafish teams played out a game with the creativity and skill
of an elephant football game. The genius Capello is picking tiny
speedsters with 0 ball skills along with clumsy big oafs who can not
even trap a ball and then picks a keeper who does not like to use his
hands. It is a bit too early to practice set plays or discuss tactics
but maybe he could practice passing. Just put the players a few yards
apart and have them roll the ball to each other, soon afterward they
can start using their feet. Maradona with his italian lofers was
showing more skill and making better passes on the sidelines earlier
than any of the Limes.
The yanks at least have a keeper who can play catch without poking
himself in the eye.
They also like to kick the ball far and run hard. Some of the yanks
though appear to be able to trap and pass so the future looks good.
Gooch did well considering how long he was out.
Two over rated teams playing a poor game where nary a good pass was
made.


Alkamista wrote:
> On Jun 12, 8:55 pm, RED DEVIL <manutd1...(a)bellsouth.net> wrote:
> > On Sat, 12 Jun 2010 14:27:49 -0700 (PDT), Chagney Hunt
> >
> > <ess...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> > >On Jun 12, 5:07 pm, Chagney Hunt <ess...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> > >> A few thoughts about the game before signing off
> > >> 1. One can't trust anything green and British to plug a leak.
> > >> 2. Why didn't Gerrard get any help? It's not like Lampard had a lot to
> > >> do
> > >> 3. There must be a better way than having Heskey as the focal point of
> > >> your attack. That shot was pathetic, you're an international player,
> > >> FFS, have some pride.
> >
> > >4. Oh, almost forgot, I hope Dawson is decent.
> >
> > he can't be any worse than Carragher
> > RED DEVIL
>
> Manure United.
From: RED DEVIL on
On Sat, 12 Jun 2010 19:29:26 -0700 (PDT), Jellore
<jellore(a)bigpond.com> wrote:

>On Jun 13, 10:55�am, RED DEVIL <manutd1...(a)bellsouth.net> wrote:
>> On Sat, 12 Jun 2010 14:27:49 -0700 (PDT), Chagney Hunt
>>
>> <ess...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>> >On Jun 12, 5:07 pm, Chagney Hunt <ess...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>> >> A few thoughts about the game before signing off
>> >> 1. One can't trust anything green and British to plug a leak.
>> >> 2. Why didn't Gerrard get any help? It's not like Lampard had a lot to
>> >> do
>> >> 3. There must be a better way than having Heskey as the focal point of
>> >> your attack. That shot was pathetic, you're an international player,
>> >> FFS, have some pride.
>>
>> >4. Oh, almost forgot, I hope Dawson is decent.
>>
>> he can't be any worse than Carragher
>> RED DEVIL
>
>Carragher is an utter liability.

He was never a cultered player but now he's lost what bit of pace he
once had. A definite liabilty to England's future chances. There were
few England players came out of todays match with any credit. Johnson,
Gerrard and to a lessor extent Rooney were worth their places the rest
were pretty horrible. Did Lampard actually play today?
Out with Green, Lampard, Carragher, Heskey and in with James,
Carrick, Dawson and Defoe and maybe we'll have a chance of
progressing.
Well done to the USA though!
RED DEVIL
From: Jellore on
On Jun 13, 12:29 pm, Alkamista <alkami...(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
> On Jun 12, 4:29 pm, Jellore <jell...(a)bigpond.com> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> > On Jun 13, 6:23 am, hs...(a)der-ball-ist-rund.net (Sven Mischkies)
> > wrote:
>
> > > anders t <anthu_001(a)no_-_spam_.hotmail.com> wrote:
> > > > The most interesting game of all games in the First Round.
>
> > > > Hmm... England 4 - 2 USA
> > > > English scorers: Rooney 3, Carrick.
>
> > > 1-1 FT.
> > > Gerrard and Dempsey the scorers (Dempsey's shot was on target, therefore
> > > no own goal by Green).
>
> > > Lucky draw for the USA thanks to England's wastefulness and creative
> > > keeping.
> > > Lucky draw for England because Carragher should have been sent off -
> > > twice. First the foul that got him a yellow was a clear red - studs up,
> > > straight leg right into the ankle. Second his emergency break against
> > > Finley (arm out at face height = foul).
>
> > > Ciao,
> > >         SM
> > > --http://www.gourockviews.co.uk
> > > I find the whole business of religion profoundly interesting. But it
> > > does mystify me that otherwise intelligent people take it seriously.
> > > Douglas Adams
>
> > Agreed. Wright-Phillips and Lennon squandered straight forward
> > chances.- Hide quoted text -
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> That was deep, Curly.- Hide quoted text -
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You wish Alky.
From: Paul C on
"anders t" <anthu_001(a)no_-_spam_.hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:v8r716tadm09m831umbc37hgcj41dto8q7(a)4ax.com...
> Well, I don't think Algeria and Slovenia got disencouraged because of this
> game.
>
> Who'll be keeping the goal for England next game?

Bert Williams MBE

From: Jussi Uosukainen on
Chagney Hunt <essetm(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> On Jun 12, 5:07�pm, Chagney Hunt <ess...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>> A few thoughts about the game before signing off
>> 1. One can't trust anything green and British to plug a leak.
>> 2. Why didn't Gerrard get any help? It's not like Lampard had a lot to
>> do
>> 3. There must be a better way than having Heskey as the focal point of
>> your attack. That shot was pathetic, you're an international player,
>> FFS, have some pride.
>
> 4. Oh, almost forgot, I hope Dawson is decent.

Gerrard - Lampard in the middle did not work. I know, on paper they
should be on pitch, the best two midfielders tha England have (and
neither is a player to make an impression coming on as a sub), but it
just does not work. It has been tried many times before, and it will be
tried a few times yet. But maybe it just is time to change things up,
maybe bring in Carrick and move SG to the left. At least that has worked
sometimes.

Heskey just will not cut it. Sure, he ties up defenders and wins some
headers (I am not sure that Crouch played much better, tbh), but there
is zero goal scoring threat from him. Defoe in? Or move to a 4-5-1 with
SG behind Rooney.

Carra showed his lack of pace a couple of times.

--
/jussi
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issue. Therefore, intelligence and knowledge are useless for
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smart people would have the same opinions. So use your "gut instinct"
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