Thursday, 13 September 2007

The Ruskies are .... going

Just got back from Wembley, stadium looks great, although the approach is through some of the poorer parts of London. New stadium, new team attitude but it was nice to hear some good old English nostalgic songs like "No surrender to the IRA", nice also to see good old English fans turning up barely able to walk worse for alcohol and of course full respect being paid to the oppositions National Anthem.

Russia were very good in parts, just did not have the finish, that said its about taking your goals and Owen was excellent, although I would not have given him man of the match, that would have gone to Emile Heskey, who won everything in the air and the extra space Owen found was created by the fear that Heskey created.

SWP had an indifferent game and as long as he is this inconsistent and his crossing is so poor the door will be open for Beckham to return. Whatever happened to the worlds best left back and I don't mean Chrissy Powell, Ashley Cole has become pants ever since he joined Chelsea and released that cry baby biography, over elaborating and often losing the ball. Ferdinand is definitely an international level Jonathan Fortune, but he took his goal well. Robinsons contributions shows that his confidence is coming back and well done to McClaren for his management of the keeper. I thought after Saturdays game, Micah was caught out by a better player than he had previously faced, but he's young and he'll learn, one for the now and the future, unlike Gary Neville, who is one for the past.

I've seen England play three times, the previous two (one under Sir Alfs management) were draws so this was a nice change.

What a fantastic night for Scotland, I can see the tabloids now predicting a Scotland England Euro Championship finals!!

Next up for England Russia away on their rubber matting!!

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