We saw today all the teams that played in the World Cup gave of their very best, so we expect England to do exactly the same thing tomorrow.
Steven Gerrard – England captain must lead by example tomorrow
A win by England against Slovenia tomorrow will see them advance to the final 16, and then things could well be right back on track for an England side that totally and completely misfired against Algeria.
They put in what looked a completely gutless display in a match that was so important to the England side – not to mention our country – and the fans were right to boo them off the field.
Fabio Capello has it 100% right when he says it’s all in the minds with our England players, and it’s about time our boys showed what they are made of, and put in a gutsy and quality all-out display of passionate football tomorrow, before it’s too late.
It’s a game England can and should win if they play anywhere near their capabilities.
The team selection of England manager Fabio Capello will be important, and we have to hope that Emile Heskey is left out of the side, and some fresh blood is brought in, since players Fabio has relied on against the USA and Algeria have been far too scared to perform anywhere near their best.
But all is not lost, and we expect the England boys to come out and give the performance of their lives tomorrow against Slovenia, and if they come out fighting, we know England fans will support them to the very end – but they must earn that respect.
We would love for Fabio Capello – who seems to have been completely shocked by the inept performance of his England players so far in this World Cup – to name the following starting eleven for tomorrow’s game:
Johnson Terry Upson Cole (A)
Wright-Phillips Barry Gerrard (c) Cole (J)
That’s a decent side, even though Frank Lampard isn’t starting, and we need some goal-scorers like Peter Crouch in the firing line, rather than the inept Emile Heskey – who couldn’t shoot himself out of a paper bag.
Yes, Emile’s link-up play is very good and he plays the ball off well, but when you are a striker you always get chances in the box, and you have to be able to put them in the net, and Emile has proven over his career that he just cannot do that.
Wayne Rooney will also need to stop using all his energy arguing and swearing, and start playing the great football we all know he is capable of, but we haven’t seen that from him in an England shirt for far too long.
We hope the England fans’ boos at the end of the Algeria game, will spur Wayne on to give 100% effort tomorrow, and also hopefully help him find some of the world-class play that we all know he is capable of.
Wayne should let his play do all the talking – otherwise he will have had a second woefully disappointing World Cup.
All is not lost by any means, and we should know within the first 15 minutes of the game tomorrow, what’s in store for England fans.
If the lads come out and play like our Newcastle boys did in most of our games last season in the Championship, England should win the game going away, and a good win would also win them group C, whatever the USA does against Algeria.
We are hoping that’s just exactly what happens tomorrow, and England expects the players to play their hearts out, as though their lives depended on it.
If they do that they will win the game and England will advance to the final 16, and we’ll all be deliriously happy, and have to find something else to complain about. :D.
Come On England!