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Posted By: Musket
15-Jun-14 - 08:04 AM
Thread Name: BS: World Cup
Subject: RE: BS: World Cup
I thought they showed potential and enough flexibility in the squad to have answers from the bench. I agree with Alan Shearer though that they turn off during set pieces and see free kicks as a break from concentration, as the first Italy goal showed. The comeback showed the positive temperament Hodgson has instilled in them.

Ok, a more central role for Rooney would help. Welbeck can take the ball from defenders but not seeing much dispossession otherwise. Gerrard needs to come forward more, and Let's hope Henderson can cover.

The most positive sign for the future was Sterling.

They haven't made it easy for themselves but I took more positives than negatives from the match. Other than the ruddy score.

Thoroughly enjoying this World Cup to date. Plenty of goals for the armchair excitement, some bloody good players at the top of their game. I haven't seen any negative play yet, nobody playing the draw. Look at Spain as a good example, tried playing their way out. It didn't work but they didn't put ten men behind the ball.

Millions of people look forward to international bun fights such as The World Cup, and although FIFA needs huge reform, (Qatar isn't their finest hour) the misery merchants can be safely ignored and marginalised for a few weeks whilst normal people enjoy the spectacle.