So… How was England in The World Cup 2014 – pretty much the same as they always have been – completely shite. Someone mentioned it must be nice to have your own home country to support in the World Cup rather than being a Malaysian you have to pick a team by random.
I said it probably would be, if your team didn’t just lose all the time..
I mean back in 2010 I was already getting depressed when England got hammered 4-1 by Germany (BLOODY GERMANY OF ALL TEAMS). And this time? This time we couldn’t beat anyone, not even Costa Rica?
Here’s my summary post of the 2010 World Cup after the final – And That’s It..The FIFA World Cup 2010 In South Africa Is OVER.
And yah we went crashing out, losing our first two games and not even looking vaguely organized and dangerous, we just have no World class finishing power. Rooney scored his first World Cup Finals goal EVER, and it was the easiest goal of the World Cup..
So yah a whole bunch of this basically sums up this World Cup for England.
It was a fun World Cup, and well so far this one is shaping up to be fun too, it’s been a really high scoring World Cup so far and some surprise teams like Chile and Costa Rica doing really well.
I have to say Iran performed fabulously too (well beyond expectations).
I didn’t write much about the 2006 World Cup apart from the dirty bastard diving Italians cheating the Soceroos.
Anyway the World Cup is over for England, if Italy had won we’d still stand a minuscule chance, but seen as though they didn’t..we are totally out.
Netherlands are looking pretty hot this year, and Germany are playing a much more fluid open game. Spain going out as the ruling champs was a shocker of course..I’d probably put the top 4 as Brazil (home team advantage counts for a lot too), Argentina (always dangerous..and Messi – how do you stop him?), Germany (good young team with some great finishers like Muller and old man Kloser at the moment) with France & Holland on the outside.
Honestly, I did not expect England to bow out so early in the competition. There are many quality players in the England side but I think Hodgson failed to make up his mind who should be his key man. If we look at successful teams in the World Cup this year, they build their team around ONE player – Holland (Van Persie), Argentina (Messi), Brazil (Neymar) and France (Benzema). I think Germany also gives Kroos plenty of room for him to show his talent unlike when he was at Bayern.
Perhaps Hodgson should stick with Rooney in the No. 10 role right from the start and not try to toy around with many ideas. Games come thick and fast in the World Cup and before you know it, you’re on the plane home. There is little time for tinkering and to me Hodgson should have decided how England should play before they landed in Brazil like Van Gaal did with Holland.
it’s ok, them ai-talians are out too!
Dear Shaolin Tiger,
LOL about England, we did pretty shite too! At least you guys got the better of us last year in cricket, rubgby and even Murray managed to win Wimbledon. Hilarious pics while knocking back a few beers.