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“I gave up something and I gave it up for nothing” June 28, 2010


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?

OK lads, we've got the ball, now what do we do?

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

Are you watching Mr Blatter?

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

 

“Now I know that you don’t care, about somebody else’s nightmare” June 21, 2010


The new England badge, three lie ins presumably!

Here is my second England update of the FIFA 2010 World Cup. Sorry it took so long to get around to it, but I’m still getting over Fridays game!

Who would have thought it possible that England’s performance against Algeria would have been worse than the last game against the USA? Not many of us, but not only was it worse, it was for me the most abject performance of an England team in the 40 odd years I have been watching them.

The finger of blame largely from the players has variously been pointed at the new ball, the loneliness and isolation of the team’s compound and now the manager. Strange isn’t it, that the players haven’t blamed themselves. Guys on Friday night you were truly pathetic. No passion, no fight and frankly no balls! I actually felt sorry for Algeria who probably deserved more than a draw.

But luckily for England it was a draw, which means that their journey into the next round is still within their control. They only need to beat Slovenia now. How easy does that sound? Well a couple of weeks back it seemed easy although now I’m not sure at all. This bunch of preening, arrogant, prima donna millionaires just need to perform. If they come home after this game it will be the first time since 1958 that England have failed to get past the group stage. On top of that they would deservedly become tabloid laughing stocks! Still in that event at least we won’t have to endure the stress of a penalty shoot out!

I reckon an inflatable team would perform better than the current mob. At least they'd be 'pumped up' for the game!

I do still hope that we get through, but bloody hell have this lot made it difficult! Still at least we’re not France, who are likely to be out of the competition soon. Their players also went on strike yesterday and refused to train following the sending home of Nicolas Anelka.

But as I’ve said before this is a music blog, so here are a few appropriate songs;

Pearls Cafe” – Specials. I chose this one simply for the hook line; “It’s all a load of bollocks” just like the England team in their last two games

Rubber Ball” – Bobby Vee. This one is here to give a shout to the official world cup football the Jo’bilani which is getting way too much blame

So Lonely” – Police. Why is this here? well the England players are lonely and bored in their five-star training and accommodation complex. Go and get a real job you tossers!

Let me finish with a little clip of Wayne Rooney criticising England supporters for booing and jeering the team. He did later apologise, but frankly it’s not good enough, think of what those fans have spent to get there! They deserve more!

 

“And my time is a piece of wax fallin’ on a termite” June 13, 2010


The song says that ‘Football’s coming home’ but after England’s performance yesterday it’s more likely that England will be coming home early. Their performance against the USA was pretty poor overall. Sure we suffered from the keeper Rob Green’s awful fumble (see below), but frankly we really weren’t up to the job. If we get far enough in the competition to play the likes of Italy, Spain, Brazil or Germany and we play like we did yesterday we will be slaughtered!

As for the commentary team, were they watching the same match? They kept saying how well the Gerrard and Lampard partnership was working. Most of the time I didn’t even realise that Lampard was on the pitch. For me he is the epitome of overrated and overpaid. It can only get better against Slovenia and Algeria, can’t it?

This has been a brief post match analysis of yesterdays England game against the USA in the FIFA World Cup 2010. But as I have said so many times before this is a music blog, so here are a few appropriate songs

Fuckin’ Up” – Neil Young with Pearl Jam. Especially for Robert Green

Loser” – Beck. For most of the England team

The Invisible Man” – Queen. Especially for Frank ‘Invisible’ Lampard

Star Spangled Banner” – Jimi Hendrix. For the USA team, well done guys

Things Can Only Get Better” – D Ream. For me because underneath it all I’m an optimist

Could this be what Rob Green saw on the terraces before his famous fumble?

 

 
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