Does Wayne Rooney still get auto-admission into any England lineup or will he need to prove himself
If Lionel Messi was English and he played for us like Emile Heskey, then I would bench him. The same applies to Rooney, if he plays rubbish, bench him. Against Italy, Rooney should have been taken off at 60 minutes for playing like that. Young should have never started because of the 3 games prior. So I'm disappointed with Hodgson, but that's another topic. Our defense was at least organised.
The German coach dropped a few of his players for the win over Greece, which should only make them work harder in the semi finals to insure they play in the final, an excellent move by him.
The problem is the lack of replacements. When the next qualifier comes along we should go on league form alone, and that will probably mean Rooney starting, but if he's trash, drop him for the next game.
The best international coaches don't form their teams based on quality but fit.
Wayne Rooney is a great footballer, his club career year in and out proves that. Hodgson has to decide amongst the best club players for England, who fit best together.
Spain have fine wingers and point men at their disposal. But the coach sees the best fit of Spain's finest club players as a 46 the four strongest defenders for spain. Pique, SErgio Ramos, Xabi ALonso
But the 6 are all midfielders. switching in and out to forward positions in the run of play. Villa tends to play the wide position but he is injured. Torres is a fine player but he doesn't fit the best 11 as the coach sees it.In Hodgson's idea of England, will Rooney fit it? That is the question. He doesn't need to prove himself. Does his skill set fit the idea going forward.
Look at Germany, in seasons pat they put more aerial threats in the starting 11, now Germany have more midfielders. The idea for the team with the available pieces is the key.
Question is.. He was terrible in World cup 2010, he failed to lead us to qualification in 2008, he got sent off and lost us the game in 2006, he was terrible again in his 2 games here. How many more chances does he get for his country
Rooney's game is fit for MAn United. England have no midfield, and don't switch between midfielders and forwards, like at Man U. germany, italy, spain, have one thing in common, a team core, Barca, Juventus, Bayern Munich. England don't.
Yeah.. Minor Liverpool and Man United contingencies but your right in comparison its majorly diverse
It's a good question. Ideally no player should be an automatic choice for an England place but in the real world sometimes that's how it is. Rooney has great energy and can be a lethal finisher but his judgement sometimes looks weak. He can find it hard to link up with other attackers or takes too much on, loses the ball and sends frustration waves right round the team.
A bigger question for me is England's complete lack of decent build up play! In the second half against Italy there was hardly any and a tame period of extra time meant that our confidence was brittle. Once Pirlo scored with his dink you knew that was it!! The initiative had passed to the Italians.
To see so many good attacking players lie so deep - it's annoying - again and again we do it and never learn the art of stealing the ball, keeping it and counter attacking!!! I lost count of how many times we managed to lose the ball through lack of forward movement and passing choice.
Yeah.. im forever trying to work out whether it is our passibility, or are our ability to move into space and give an option for the man on the ball, that is our problem. Any passing we do manage is amongst the back 4, i'd rather play in their half//
Wayne Rooney and his henchman Wellbeck were the worst players on the field against Italy. They should have been subbed within the fist 20 minutes of the game and been sent home and have to prove them selves worthy of their (future?) England shirts.
Wayne Rooney reminds me of Glen Hoddle in his playing days. Fantastic week in and week out for his club but very hit and miss for England. If a player consistently under performs for the national team in his first few games then he should be sidelined for another regardless of reputation. To be fair to Rooney though the tactic of using wingers to cross the ball into the box is not best suited to his style of play, for this it would have been better to replace him with Andy Carroll.
by realrazi 8 years ago
What happen to England squad?
by RenePogel 8 years ago
George Best had extensive experience of the ladies. Wayne Rooney had expensive experience of the ladies.
by Jefsaid 8 years ago
What changes need to be made to the English game to turn it around?
by Brian Slater 8 years ago
do you think manchester utd will sell wayne now his form and his goal scoring have deserted him.
by Animosity Reborn 8 years ago
What is the best online game and why?There are tons of great online games but which is the best of the best?
by samtenabray 7 years ago
Is Wayne Rooney going to be the best to ever wear the three lions on his shirt?
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