Writer: Mike Field
Date:Sunday June 27 2010
Another England game sees another outstanding performance by James Milner.
Milly was involved in the majority of England's attacks and whipped in plenty of crosses that on another day could've seen Defoe grab himself a hattrick.
But luck obviously wasn't with them today given Lampard's disallowed goal.
Then again as expected our big name, World Class superflops, sorry stars, weren't really with the team either.
Rooney displayed all the talent of a cabbage, I've seen better control and movement from schoolboys, yet Fabio couldn't possibly sub him.
Lampard hit the bar and scored, those will remain the only two useful things he has done this World Cup, yet Fabio couldn't possibly sub him.
Gerrard, well like at Liverpool he's greedy, he wants to be the star and so shoots uselessly when it would take an act of God to go in, thoroughly ignoring the simple through ball or square ball that could result in a goal, yet Fabio couldn't possibly sub him.
No he subs the man who was England's most consistent and best performer on the pitch today, the one player who looked dangerous and was both being unselfish in positioning but also more than prepared to move into the middle to try and make something happen.
Yes Milner goes off whilst the useless, overpaid, overhyped, self believing World Class favourites remain on the pitch.
Fabio was duly rewarded....Germany scored again. 3-1.
Then showing all the tactical knowledge of spaghetti, what with us being two goals behind, having 3 non entities on the pitch, and a defence that was more leaky than Mr Leek, of Leek Street, Leak Town, he motions for the goal machine that is Emile of the Heskey to save our World Cup Dream.
Fabio was duly rewarded....Germany scored again. 4-1.
Our defence remained unplugged, our formation remains the same but now we have two central midfielders playing on both wings, and two strikers, one who never scores, and another whose performances this World Cup should seriously question his selection in the future.
There's still 12 minutes left, will Germany make it 5 because we haven't a hope in hell of getting a second.
Fabio your failure to live up to your own hype, as your own man and not cow down to the so called superstars has been given the result your behaviour deserved.
At least Emile will give his all now he's on the pitch. But he's a shoe in to be the scapegoat of this tournament. Maybe the press will turn on Johnson, Defoe, would they be stupid enough to blame Milner?
It'll be somebody though, because it can't possibly be the players who have consistently let us down. Shame they didn't get themselves stupidly sent off or miss a penalty...maybe then the press would've focused on the real culprits.
England have lived up to expectations once again. Thank God I can ignore them for a couple of years again.
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Date:Sunday June 27 2010
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