Does Wayne Rooney still get auto-admission into any England lineup or will he ne

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  1. CCahill profile image78
    CCahillposted 6 years ago

    Does Wayne Rooney still get auto-admission into any England lineup or will he need to prove himself

  2. Thomas Swan profile image93
    Thomas Swanposted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. CCahill profile image78
      CCahillposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, anyone who's playing that badly, should be substituted, As a United fan i love Rooney, i think hes an awesome player but you have to go on the match at hand, he needed taking off. Wellbeck got subbed off and he was playing well..

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    Richard-Murrayposted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. CCahill profile image78
      CCahillposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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

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      Richard-Murrayposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    3. CCahill profile image78
      CCahillposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah.. Minor Liverpool and Man United contingencies but your right in comparison its majorly diverse

  4. chef-de-jour profile image97
    chef-de-jourposted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. CCahill profile image78
      CCahillposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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//

  5. MickS profile image67
    MickSposted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. CCahill profile image78
      CCahillposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Not sure about this, Welbeck was winning every ball in the air upfront and was tracking back and making important challenges in his own box even, The commentators were applauding it actually.. but yes Rooney and perhaps Ashley Young were

  6. AlanRimmer profile image66
    AlanRimmerposted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. CCahill profile image78
      CCahillposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah your right, the formation didnt play to his strengths and probably frustrated him but he just didnt look like he cared, as you say when Andy Carroll came on he ran for everything, at least put himself about and looked eager.


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