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Posted By: GUEST,MikeL2
15-Jun-14 - 11:28 AM
Thread Name: BS: World Cup
Subject: RE: BS: World Cup

I agree that there were several positives to take from the game. The game itself was quite enjoyable. No diving, acting etc etc and both teams trying to go forward.

As for individuals, Rooney did not have a great game but, he is not being played in his most effective position. Why pick your best striker and play him completely out of position??

We did not do enough in mid-field and I thought Henderson was invisible after one early shot on goal. Johnson can't tackle and his distribution is pathetic. Baines was overrun most of the time and his "famous" corners and free kicks were all wasted.

On a brighter note Sterling ran at the Italians and caused them problems although his final ball often wasn't good. Welbeck was industrious and his speed got him around a lot. Sturridge looked dangerous and will do better if we can give him more service.

We will need to play better if we are to progress further. On last night's performance I don't see them standing much chance against the likes of Germany, Holland, Argentina Brazil and the rest.

Cheers - happy viewing