Lessons learned from Saturday’s horror show
Another England match, another rubbish evening…
The scoreline flattered to deceive, England were horrendous against Kazakhstan. Barely a decent string of passes were strung, and half of the players had the look of men who’d rather be anywhere else other than playing at home for England. On the plus side, lessons are there to be learned for Capello, and here’s what we know:
1. Rooney must play in the centre of the front line, that’s where he scores goals from.
2. Upson looks shaky, so if JT’s going to insist in getting injured we need sufficient back up. Capello, get Carragher on the phone – Woodgate and King are too injury prone.
3. David James will never look entirely sure of himself in goal – proof was when he and Upson baffled one another with some strange and inventive back-passing in the box. Kirkland or Green would make far more sense.
4. Wes Brown isn’t dynamic enough as a right-back. Loathe him or hate him, Ashley Cole does a decent job of storming down the left, so to balance it out, the right needs more of an attacking threat. A fit Micah Richards would be nice.
5. We need a two-footer on the left. Too many righties cutting in, it’s predictable, and cripples the attack.
6. LAMPARD AND GERRARD CAN’T PLAY IN THE SAME TEAM.