Wednesday, June 21, 2006

England 2 - 2 Sweden

With a draw enough to win the Group and face Ecuador rather than Germany in the Knockout Stages again England stumbled over the line.
Why does Owen Hargreaves play for England?
Decent 1st half performence marred by the injury picked by Michael Owen in the 3rd minute.
This brought about the usual bizarre substitution selections.

1.) Peter Crouch for Michael Owen, a striker for a striker.
But wait, this is a striker being rested for the next round and carrying a yellow card. With Theo Walcott having not yet played this would have been the ideal game to play him.

2.) Sol Campbell for Rio Ferdinand, a central defender for a central defender.
With 4 defensive players already on the pitch (Terry, Cole.A, Carragher and Hargreaves) why not bring on a more creative or more attack minded player.

3.) Steve Gerrard for Wayne Rooney, a midfielder for a striker.
Another player being rested and in danger of missing the next round game because he's carrying a yellow card.

Why does Owen Hargreaves play for England?
If England were to win the World Cup would Sven Goran-Eriksson's eccentric management decisions be hailed as genius masterstrokes?
I doubt it...
In 1 way the end of the World Cup cannot come too soon to see the end of the highly paid piss artist of a manager Sven Goran-Eriksson.

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At 8:29 PM , Blogger Bob Feltcher said...

I was keen at the start but my interest in the world cup is some what wanting now.


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