July 02, 2006

Becks really has to go

He's telling the News of the World that he wont quit, well the message from the public is he has to go.

Becks, you're over 30 and you know you have to go; do the honorable thing and not what's best for you and your media profile and quit the international game.

England will never win anything with Becks; neither will Real Madrid. He is the weakest link.

Whatever happened to 'stiff upper lip'?

Let's be honest to begin with, England never played anything like a team that knew what they were doing. The football was a little above average for the whole tournament.

David Beckham was crying after the game; pussy. John Terry was also seen crying and I think that's going to follow him around for years. When did is suddenly become acceptable for men to cry in public?

Anyway, Sven is gone and now we have Stevie Mac from Middlesbrough. I can's see it getting any better under him so let's hope the FA wake up, smell the coffee and fire him soon after his third defeat.

Cheers team England, you didn't fail to let me down again.

June 26, 2006

Poor Aussies lose in last few seconds

I gotta admit I'm feeling a little sorry for Australia tonight. They were beaten by a referee that doesn't know the basic rules and a team more used to diving and cheating than fair play.

The referee made a very bad decision when he gave Italy a penalty kick with 10 seconds on the clock. First, it wasn't a penalty as the tackle was made; the cheating Italian basically thought he'd fall over the player instead of go round him and second he's doing FIFA no favors with yet another bad display from the referee.

We, as Englishmen, can't complain too much after our own representative at the tournament made a mockery of the game and should never referee again but come on; we know the Italians cheat because there is an investigation into match fixing in Italy going on as we speak so why the referees don't look out for this from them baffles me.

If I were a representative of the Australian FA I'd tell everyone that was willing to listen it's not fair or right; see who Sepp Blatter blames then!

Beckham proved critics wrong: Cobblers

David Beckham scored the winner against Ecuador but I can't help feeling that if he wasn't in the side we'd have won by more.

Apparently he thinks he answered his critics but I think he's only gone one step further to proving he's lost the plot.

When Lennon came on with a few minutes to go England looked like they had more options. Beckham, too tired to continue, looked a frail figure leaving the pitch. We should revert to using Lennon in the next match and forget about Beckham if we're to stand any chance of beating Portugal.

I'm not anti-Beckham, I just want to win.

June 24, 2006

Beckham needs to go if England are to have any hope

I've long said Beckham is a waste of space and if his performances in 2002 were not bad enough his general football for Real Madrid should have been reason enough for him not be playing for England again.

I'm convinced he's only in the team for his media profile and the revenue he generates by selling his name on a shirt. His football is average and the only thing he's got going for him is a cross that more often than not doesn't go where it should go.

He can gloss it over any way he wants but most agree that he should have done the honorable thing and retire from international football some time ago.

When England don't win anything again this year there will be only one person to blame; Becks.

June 22, 2006

England to play Ecuador and Owen is out for the count

Playing Owen was always going to be a risk but I thought it would have been the injury that kept him out of the Newcastle team for most of the season and not a new one. Is a player who earns so much money actually worth it?

Anyway, England are through to the second round and must fancy it. Only problem is who we play in the quarter finals, but that is the quarter finals and a respectable finish if we do go out although I don't think we will.

I think Beckham has to go though. He did nothing against Sweden and Joe Cole was man of the match by a country mile. Beckham is four years, if not more, past his best and is only playing because of his media profile. Surely winning the World Cup is more important than playing the player who sells the most shirts?

Back to football. We'll beat Ecuador and if we don't then I'm going to start supporting Sweden.

June 16, 2006

England go through but not very convincing

I have to go meet someone in about half an our for a late breakfast and I have one of those hangovers that is only active in the guts. Normally this wouldn't be an issue but the chap I'm meeting loves a fry-up; not sure if I can handle it this morning. We'll soon find out.

Anyway, the reason I've got this monster hangover is England beat Trinidad and Tobago last night. It wasn't convincing and I'm not sure what Svennis is trying to do but a victory is a victory and England are through to the second round.

Germany play Ecuador at 3pm on the 20th and we play Sweden at 8pm. We'll know then what we've got to do to avoid Germany and I think Sweden will oblige as they need a draw or victory to confirm their place.

I'm going for my breakfast then I'm going back to bed for a couple of hours. Come on England!

June 15, 2006

Ballack: Waste of money and come on England

I watched the Germany game yesterday and if I were a Chelsea fan I'd be gutted. Ballack was fairly ordinary and in my opinion he's past his best. Players nearing 30 seldom have the same form when they were 24 or 25 and this is just a waste of money; I'd quite fancy Germany in the next round after last night as I don't think they're the threat I gave them credit for.

Anyway, 5.00pm tonight and it's England. I'm going all out for a 3-0 win and qualification to the second round.

The boys will do us proud and the only threat I can see from the first round of games is Spain and we could meet them in the semi finals so bring em on.

June 14, 2006

Bring on Trinidad and Tobago

Sweden drew with Trinidad and Tobago but I'm putting that down to Sweden and not T&T. I don't think we'll have any problems against them and fully expect a bag full of goals.

David Beckham has said "What we've noticed, is that the top teams, the teams that are rated as favorites, all played well and won their first games. Argentina looked strong, and Italy came into the game with people talking about Totti having been out a long time, but he controlled things and caused a lot of problems. There's going to be a big threat from a lot of teams."

Well, what I've noticed is that England are going to win this group. Sweden were average and I reckon Paraguay will come second. Germany are going to win their group so we'll probably face Ecuador if they play like they did the other day which pretty much guarantees us through to the quarter finals.

But for now, bring on Trinidad & Tobago.