jimboo wrote:Pansy Puff wrote:jimboo wrote:Yeah , but scaring the back four wasn't what was required.Actually beating someone ,creating space and scoring would have been better.
But why single him out? Rashford, Lingard, Ali, Kane, all invisible. At least Sterling put a shift in.
I am not blaming him. If so many went missing then why all the headlines about lions and heroes?
Headlines are bollocks, always have been. I'm not sure they went missing. I just don't think they're good enough, when up against quality opposition, when Croatia figured out how to dominate, England couldn't get back into it. I don't think Sterling's a great player, but he's the best we've got in that area. Picking Rashford instead is just picking someone with a worse touch. We're a limited team, who gave us all something to shout about due to the luck of the draw. It was fun while it lasted.
Should've taken Peter Crouch, if you ask me. He might be shit, but with 10 minutes to go, bring on the awkward bloke on stilts, see what happens. Would've been more use than taking Welbeck. [/almost-serious comment]