are you suprised though rafa? - its hodgson! - he does not know how to win games. I didn't expect england to get out of group when his name wa announced. 7 points in group stage is a result, nonetheless. Only 1 team can win the tournament. Yes England went for it, BUT its hodgson, going for it means soaking up pressure and 'nicking' a goal, he is proud of it. The truth is, his tactics work for mediocre teams , which is why opinion was split on him getting the job, not many lfc fans really wanted him to be in charge of the national team, but there are a lot of people who would say england are not good enough so why not have mediocre man hodgson in charge. I think venebles disproved this myth personally. England can play football but not with a new manager 3 weeks before a tournament.England would get swept aside like against germany in 2010.
Given that the FA yet again created a pantomine with rio and cappello, it was looking to be a disaster this tourney for us. Even if redkcap was selected he wouldnt have had enough time to instill his style on the team, and it would be very likely that an england team unprepared would be swept aside if they started trying to play tottenham style football.
There are many ways to win a game chelsea this year proves that.
Hodgson was last of the last choices but he did better than i thought he would so i won't knock what he did. The commitment of the english players is unquestionable.
Edited by Armitage (27/06/12 05:23 PM)