I suppose it took quite a long while to sink in just how bad England were yesterday against Germany. Sure we can drone on endlessly about the ‘ghost’ goal and how things might have been different if we’d have gone in at half time at 2-all rather than 2-1 down. But let’s be honest England were woeful, that’s not to take anything away from Germany though, they really were first class. But FIFA ought to climb out of the dark ages and allow goal line technology. Are we paying the price for the failure of the FA to understand what strategy is? Are we failing because the FA have still failed to get the Centre Of Excellence in Burton off the ground. Or is this reaping the rewards of a rich and greedy premiership which covets foreign players more than homegrown talent?
I don’t know the answers, but I do know that Terry and Upson looked like they barely knew each other, Johnson and Cashley seemed to forget that they are in fact defenders and Rooney disappeared. As for Capello I had a lot of sympathy for him during the tournament, that expired when in desperate need of a goal he put on that well-known goal scoring machine Emile Bloody Heskey! The only good word I have is for David James, without him the Germans could have made it look like a cricket score
So once again we are not champions of the world and it will be at least 8 to 12 years before we are even remotely in contention again. We didn’t even win the World Chumpions mantle, that surely went to France or Italy. I can only hope that this bunch of 23 millionaires feel the worst they have ever felt when they return to England tomorrow, obviously this will be before they jet off on some expensive holiday! Boys you have sullied the memory of the great Bobby Moore, just ponder that for a while.
As usual I have selected a few appropriate(ish) songs to fit this pathetic England performance
“You Don’t Know (Fuck Off)” – Reel Big Fish – I know it’s not really called fuck off, but that is my sentiment towards the England players right now
“Chump” – Green Day – Chump kind of says it all for me after that display
“Got Give It Up” – Marvin Gaye – Surely some of these overpaid arseholes will now give it up
“Failure” – Laura Marling – Another title that sums it up
“The Lion Sleeps Tonight” – Tight Fit – In memory of England’s three lions, who all slept yesterday