The World Cup 2010 – Does England Stand A Chance?

Well judging by the face of the fans after the drawing 0-0 in Algeria game what do you think?

England Fans Boo After 0-0 Draw with Algeria

And drawing 1-1 with USA…honestly it’s not looking very good is it? Rooney was pissed off with the fans, and the fans were pissed off with Rooney..which The Sun labelled the Roo-Boo-Zela LOL. He wasn’t really best pleased was he?

Anyway the group standings right now put Slovenia at the top with 4 points, USA & England tied with 2 points and Algeria at the bottom with 1 point. Honestly I’d like to see both the USA and England win their last games and both go through.

I have some glorious memories of the World Cup, like when the World was introduced to a very young Michael Owen in the 1998 World Cup when he scored one of the goals of the tournament against Argentina and Beckham was in prime form.

And some sore memories too like when Beckham got sent off for kicking Simeone right in FRONT OF THE REF and ruined our World Cup chances and believe me 1998 was one time we actually had a decent shot at getting to the finals.

The latest news was that John Terry the disgraced ex-captain was rallying his team-mates in an uprising against Fabio Capello, which failed.

I mean I think he was right to question Fabio, but no so publicly. England are just playing shite, Rooney was invisible in both least ‘Calamity’ James didn’t make any shockers..but to be fair he got that nickname a LOOONNGG time ago and it’s a long time since he’s had a bad game.

The ball is causing a lot of debate too and honestly there are far too many crosses going long and shots going over the bar from World Class players for people not to question the Jabulani.

Then there’s the contentious issue of the Vuvuzela, the droning noise that blares out from your TV every time you watch a World Cup match.

Anyway back to England, I honestly didn’t have much hope even before the World Cup started…but after seeing them play I have to say frankly it’s quite depressing for a team with some truly World class players to play…like that? Rooney is acting like one of the best players in the World, but isn’t playing like one!

They should have beaten USA soundly and slaughtered Algeria like Portugal did to PRK.

But there have been plenty of upsets so far, Switzerland beat Spain, Serbia beat Germany, Mexico beat France and New Zealand held Italy to a’s been nuts so far.

The maddest of all is Group H where it’s very probable 3 teams will end with 6 points…imagine getting 6 points in your group and NOT going through – that’s going to happen to someone.

Plus then the whole France drama with their ‘star’ Anelka being sent home and their fitness coach fighting with Patrick Evra following the team director quitting.

I’d say France has pretty much taken themselves out of this World Cup, but then with the strange results that have been coming in..who knows.

The only teams that have been performing as expected so far are Argentina, Netherlands and Brazil.

Well that’s my take on the World Cup 2010 so far, what’s yours?




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14 Responses to The World Cup 2010 – Does England Stand A Chance?

  1. goldfries June 22, 2010 at 4:01 pm #

    I was looking at the scores last night, and looking at matches to come – I think it is still really hard to predict. Some teams are confirmed to progress from group stage while the rest hang in the balance of lady luck’s choice for 3rd round.

    Could the VVZL itself be the one affecting the teams’ performance? 🙂

    We’ve seen such strange results in this World Cup, what was one certain is now uncertain.

  2. atreyu strange June 22, 2010 at 4:01 pm #

    I would like to see Netherlands win a World Cup before I die!…

    Okay that’s just depressing. LOL!

  3. chris June 22, 2010 at 4:20 pm #

    mch england! make me lose money! frak!

  4. Hong June 22, 2010 at 4:34 pm #

    the rich football nations are screwing up in the WC..

  5. Kok Hsien June 23, 2010 at 10:20 am #

    Hope England trash Slovenia tonight!!!
    It will be sad to see Capello’s England crashing out.

  6. KY June 23, 2010 at 10:32 am #

    hoho GO USA!!!!

  7. vialentino June 23, 2010 at 5:12 pm #

    i say no…no chance for england…will be like France …hehehe

  8. Jon June 23, 2010 at 9:01 pm #

    Englands performance seems familar but I do think the altitude is playing a part. Seems all the well breed European teams are all struggling hence the strange outcomes.

    England only go for the holiday and the weather anyway 🙂

    Come on Argentina 🙂


  9. Kok Hsien June 25, 2010 at 1:36 am #

    Well, according to history, no team ever won the world cup outside of their continent except for Brazil. Of course, this is the first time that the World Cup is held in Africa. So it’s anybody’s game right now, but i still think the South Americans are gonna take this. A South America final too.

  10. vicky June 27, 2010 at 12:10 am #

    Wavin Flag!

  11. THE POP CRITIC June 28, 2010 at 2:35 am #

    I was sooo extremely dissapointed with ENG because they showed such poor gameplay as a team. GER really gave them a whoop-ass they will not forget! Hopefully they will learn in time for the next WC 🙁

    @thepopcritic (Twitter)

  12. ShaolinTiger June 28, 2010 at 4:14 pm #

    goldfries: Yah as per usual though the good teams are starting to play with full force in the knock-out rounds. The 3-1 and 4-1 scorelines last night show that.

    atreyu strange: They are doing very well, but the side of the group they got..I don’t see them going past quarter-finals.

    chris: Hahah bad luck.

    Hong: Yah England, France, Italy all out.

    Kok Hsien: Yah managed to get through group stage, but then facing Germany? Not the best of luck. Why couldn’t we have Ghana!

    vialentino: Haha come on la, not as bad as France.

    Jon: Argentina vs Brazil final methinks.

    vicky: Didn’t help 🙁

    THE POP CRITIC: They are generally disappointing – that’s England.

  13. My Kafkaesque life July 22, 2010 at 5:45 pm #

    It’s a pity Slovenia didn’t move on to Round of 16… We had it in our hands and we screwed up. But better than losing 4:1 against Germany. Maybe we were lucky in the end 🙂

  14. ShaolinTiger July 23, 2010 at 5:09 pm #

    My Kafkaesque life: Hahaha yah, lucky escape.