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By Dan Smith.

Well, England’s World Cup is over for another 4 years after being crushed by Germany in what was in my opinion one of the worst defensive displays I have ever seen. Again I am left scratching around for ratings for players that would tell you they all played appallingly.

David James – 6 Star Man

In what was a defensive nightmare for England, if it wasn’t for James it would have been more. Made some great saves and catches and commanded his area.

Glen Johnson – 4

The worst game I’ve seen Johnson play in a long time, looked nervous from the off, was always under pressure when Podolski took a run at him and couldn’t keep up with the attacks.

John Terry – 4

Terry got lost further up field than he should have been which led to our downfall at the back. He and Upson played like they had never even met before.

Matthew Upson – 4

Despite Upson’s goal, he had an awful game, made some catastrophic mistakes to let the German’s in.

Ashley Cole – 5

Again one of England’s ‘better’ players. Was strong with Ozil when defending but looked jaded at times.

James Milner – 5

Didn’t have a bad game, crossed when he needed to and nearly created a goal for Lampard.

Frank Lampard – 4

Despite his ‘goal’ that never was, Lampard again looked lost. Played some intricate balls around in the middle but failed to get involved. Hit the bar early in the second half.

Gareth Barry – 3

Gave the ball away time and again in dangerous areas resulting in Germany scoring. Another who looked tired and in need of a rest.

Steven Gerrard – 5

Gerrard tried to get England going at times and tried to be creative but the final pass was never there in a time we needed it most.

Wayne Rooney – 3

Never looked like getting into the game, never looked like creating anything and never looked dangerous. Unfit.

Jermain Defoe – 4

Looked the most likely to score but never had the service to do it. Would have seen more from him had we got the ball wide more.


Joe Cole – 5

Brought some urgency to the side and tried to get us going but with the players heads gone it was always going to be hard.

Emile Heskey – 3

Not quite sure why he was involved, was never going to score or create anything for us.

Shaun Wright-Phillips – 3

Not enough time to make an impact.

Fabio Capello – 3

Seemed lost for ideas when Germany scored their second, we needed a change of emphasis and it never came.

England’s Overall Performance – 3

England never got going, today and, in the whole tournament. We looked average, we looked tired, we never seemed bothered. Some players should be looking at themselves on the plane home and ask if they could have done more. We were lost for ideas at times for an England side full of creative players at club level. The question now remains, why do these players always underachieve at major tournaments?

The goal that wasn’t may have changed the game but Germany never looked under threat, no doubt the press will use that as an excuse as to why we lost but we should have kicked on, we should have upped the tempo and made Germany pay, but we’re not good enough. Simple.

I personally would like to see an English manager take over and my preference would be Harry Redknapp. He knows some of the lads on a personal level, he understands the way they play, the systems that work and would have that English passion we so badly need.

Here’s to another 4 years of waiting.



  1. Danny Salford Red

    June 28, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Has he scored yet? I wonder if the Spanish are giving him as hard a time as we are Rooney? 🙂 Seriously though absolutely World class player I must concede (that wasnt that hard was it), but he’d be 200% better if he was fit for more than half a season though 🙂

    • YNWA

      June 28, 2010 at 4:01 pm

      Have to AGREE with you on that one!…:)

  2. Tad Nathaniel

    June 28, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    Germany 4 (WOW 4) vs. England 1 (OK, maybe 2, but Rooney definitely 0)
    England, England, England,
    Why is it we need to sing “God Save the Queen” every 5 minutes. I mean, how much saving does the Queen need? Does anybody know? No? OK, let’s ask Mick. He’ll tell us he couldn’t get no satisfaction, because you can’t always get what you want.
    Hey, Fabio, didn’t I tell you to wake up and smell the bananas after the pre-World Cup Friendship Match with Japan, in which England did zilch to win the game? Hey, hey, hey, did I tell you or did I tell you? You weren’t listening, were you? Shame, shame, shame.
    Aside from one lucky win in the first stage, England did zilch overall. I’m surprised we even went to South Africa.
    Fabio Capello, good luck in your career change.

  3. Jonny

    June 28, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    Torres is a good player having a bad Wolrd cup, Rooney is an average player who has been found out at a world cup. Rooney is average on the world stage excellent in the Premiership, people have to start realising that the Premiership is actually a weak league which is why guys like Torres come over and look amazing whereas in Spain he’s just good, Villa is amazing in Spain and on the world stage, same goes for Fabregas in the premiership he’s brilliant! in training with Spain he pales in comparison to Xavi and Iniesta etc.. these are facts and this is why the English team is so poor because none of they’re players would shine in Spain or other big leagues they’re just not good enough technically Rooney included.
    Wake up and smell the coffee…..

    • YNWA

      June 28, 2010 at 5:05 pm

      Well said Jonny…..Spot on!!!

  4. Flapkonijn

    June 28, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    WHy always balme the coach…? The players were rubbish played bad and didn’t care it seemed. Looking at players should be first coach second.

  5. davspurs

    June 28, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    Let me say this if i was in the German defence and i had to face Lennon or Milner i would choose Milner. If i was Closer and i had to face Upson or King or Dawson i would choose Upson . If i was Freidericks and Merstasaker and i had the choice of Defoe and Crouch or Heskey and Unfit Rooney i would choose Rooney and Heskey the same goes for players left at home Wallcot Agbonlahore Huddlestone Johnson Richards . We blew it because Terry was dictating who played Heskey Upson Joe Cole Philips where all sanctioned by Terry who was pissed of for losing is Captains arm band , I dont think he could stand to see Gerrard lift the cup and is defence went missing. Spurs players where kept out so BY THE CLICK CHELSEA LIVERPOOL MAN UTD . Dont fall for this 424 crap its not the system but the picking names and not form if a player is not fit no system will work Dawson was outstanding Upson was not. Lennon if he was not fit should not have gone. and king on one leg would not have let Closer score the first goal and let is defence go missing like Terry allowed it to do Crouch would have caused more trouble than Heskey and Lennon would have stopped Oizil from mugging Barry

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