Lakenheath Old Boys

We are all former students at Lakenheath High School and other public schools in East Anglia. We were in school in the 70s and 80s and drank deeply from the well of British culture of those decades - the pints, the telly, and of course the footie!

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Why Can't England Break Down Ordinary Teams?

I wisely decided to sleep in this morning after a late drive back from our cousin Jennifer's college graduation party last night and so I missed this morning's 0-0 draw. Here is Football 365's appraisal of England's efforts against Ireland:

"Rotten, rotten stuff in Dublin as England and Ireland played out a goalless friendly that contained around four seconds of genuine excitement. 'This is a lot sh*tter than the Champions League,' said the world in unison as if surprised by an end of season friendly not being as good as a competitive contest between two of the best sides in the world. What did we learn? Sod all, to be honest. Paul Scholes called it 'a waste of an afternoon.'"

My question, then, is why can't England - a team full of fancy dan Premiership millionaires pulling down £100K a week in salaries - tonk ordinary sides like Ireland? Should Wayne Rooney be running rings round the likes of his former teammate John O'Shea?

Your thoughts, gentlemen?


Blogger manunitedrules said...

I watched the second half , which was quite enough. I don't know which was worse: Roon's horrible miss-control with just the keeper to beat or the irritable and utterly annoying Tommy Smyth. I don't know what their problem is , but it's been going on for forty years and enough is enough. Spot on by Soccer 365 and the Ginja Ninja. UWS would be correct in stating that England do suck. They really do.

6:49 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Or.... It's just a friendly and a draw away to a decent side. The Irish have a Celtic Derby vs the Jocks next Saturday in a qualifier that may decide which team makes the playoffs. It will be interesting to see how England fare in Slovenia next Sunday.

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