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False Optimism?

Not quite the impact we`d hoped for!

From the moment it became obvious that Wayne Rooney wouldn`t, courtesy of a two game ban, be available for the opening stages of Euro 2012, question marks were raised about the validity of taking Wayne to the finals.

In the end, the consensus of opinion was that we couldn`t afford to leave him behind and that if we were still in with a shout after our two opening games then Rooney would be the one to propel us towards greatness.

With four points in the bag after those two opening group matches, Roy Hodgson heralded the availability of Rooney as just what was needed and that a fresh Rooney could provide that little something special to drive us towards glory.

Sadly, it didn`t quite work out like that did it!

Although Wayne got on the score-sheet in the game against the Ukraine, he`ll also be remembered for missing a sitter and last night, against Italy, he looked completely out of sorts, unable to keep possession, unable to create anything substantial and looking a little out of puff as the game progressed.

Now, with hindsight, it looks as if the extended lay-off, with an enticing summer holiday thrown in, might not have been the best of ideas and that Wayne would have been better served mucking in with the others as England played their final few preparation matches.

But then again, he wasn`t the only player that looked off the pace last night was he?



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Writer: Red Boy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday June 25 2012

Time: 4:25PM

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"But then again, he wasn`t the only player that looked off the pace last night was he?" No, Young looked just as bad tbh.
Bluedub
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25/06/2012 16:39:00

It would be far quick just to look at the players who done well last night, the back 5 and the 2 CM's, our attacking outlets were ******. England needs to learn how to play football rather than this route one over the top bollox us fans are forced to endure when we watch our national team play.
TheFamousNo7
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25/06/2012 18:17:00

those that let England down last night Rooney, Young, Milner, to name but three
Al Billy
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25/06/2012 19:27:00

Can't say I disagree Al Billy.
TheFamousNo7
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25/06/2012 19:32:00

 

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