Sunday, June 20, 2010
England's World Cup Wallies
Well, I said last week that England probably didn’t have enough world class players to win the World Cup.
I was being over generous. Do England have any world class players? The performance against Algeria was the most technically inept showing from an England team I have ever seen.
The passing was terrible, the ball control was terrible and the corners were terrible.
Gerrard, ‘Lamps’, Rooney and co might look like world-beaters when they are playing for their mega-rich clubs against mediocre Premiership opposition, but- let's face it- they have consistently failed to deliver at the highest level.
Yes, we can go on and on about systems and tactical formations, but isn’t the bottom line that England’s players are simply not good enough, as Karl Naylor said in his comment to last week‘s post?
And isn't it also the case that our much-hyped Premier League, where all our players ply their trade, is not as good as its supporters make out?