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Taking a Positive from a Failure

Taking a Positive from a Failure

A football pitch can be a lonely place when you`ve ended up as the losing side after a dramatic penalty shoot-out, even if circumstances contrived to place you on the bench.

Watching on from the sidelines, Danny Welbeck would have been as heart-broken as those stood in the centre circle as first Ashley Young and then Ashley Cole missed their shoot-out penalties.

Whilst on the pitch, Welbeck found it hard making in-roads into an Italian defence that was rarely troubled by forages forward by an England team content to park that mythical bus.

In fact, it`s fair to say that Welbeck`s performance was more noticeable by his constant tracking back and majestic defensive headers, something he`s not normally noted for, as he helped England to defend resolutely.

After the match, Danny faced up to the media and spoke about his disappointment at going out in such a manner, remarking,

"In training we`ve been sticking penalties away but, tonight, unfortunately it wasn`t to be."

"It`s very hard to take and people aren`t in the best of moods in the dressing room but we have to evaluate what has happened in the future."

"The experience is invaluable coming to a major tournament. It was something I`ve been working so hard for since I was a little kid."

It was a sad end to our appearance in the Euro 2012 Finals but the experience will make Danny a better man and next time around this failure should be used as a springboard to achieve success, something that we expect Danny to sample a lot of in his blossoming career.

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Writer:Red Boy
Date:Monday June 25 2012
Time: 4:28PM


"majestic defensive headers"? You don't half talk some bollox mate. lol
25/06/2012 16:37:00
Solid defensive and industrious effort from Welbeck, it's just a shame he hasn't really had the opportunity to really showcase his attacking talent this tournament. His still got plenty of years ahead of him to develop his game and if he could just work on his finishing he'll truly be a world class striker.
25/06/2012 18:30:00
At the rate he is progressing he could well be a good striker someday but he's not blessed with natural technical ability. What I like about him is that he seems to take the right option all the time, runs the channels when needs be, drops short when needs be, he's obviously a good listener as it's evident from watching him play that he's taking his coaching on board. He also has a good spirit about him but in my opinion he will never be world class, natural ability is a prerequisite for that.
25/06/2012 19:24:00
inter-club rivalry - or is it just spite?
Al Billy
25/06/2012 19:26:00
All of Man U players have been a disgrace througout the whole tournament for various teams, the only two players from your scummy team that deserve an England call up are Welbeck and Jones, the rest are over rated scum just as your manager.
Green Villan
25/06/2012 20:54:00
Like who Green Villan, got any examples to back it up? Who, in your opinion, has behaved disgracefully? I can think of a couple of players who haven't played well but that's far from being disgraceful. Sounds more like a foul mouthed hysterical rant to me more than a level headed credible opinion.
25/06/2012 21:03:00
Evra, Rooney, Nani, Evans and Young, Lindegarrd didn't get a look in but he would have been crap. Your team mates can't cut it at international level, simples.
Green Villan
25/06/2012 21:08:00
If you want a rant I'll give you a rant but I don't think you would like what I have to say.
Green Villan
25/06/2012 21:31:00
So not playing well makes them a disgrace? The fact that you're knocking lindegaard when he hadn't even kicked a ball says it all really not to mention blaming an entire teams failings on 1 or 2 players. Not overly fussed as to whether they cut it at international level to be honest with ya, nowadays very few players can. I mean even footballings finest in Messi and Ronaldo can't do it at international level, for me as long as they can hack it at club level I'll be happy as international football is bog standard and boring anyway. Also, I really couldn't give a flying feck what you've got to say, it's your opinion so whatever and I'm not about to argue with someone who's hard headed, irrational and looking for a blame because his international team is *****. England do crap, i know what I'll do i'll post a load of hysterical vitriol at a team that weren't in any way involved and blame and vent my frustrations at them, makes sense. I think a few of us England fans need to remember we're an average side lacking attacking flair and technical ability playing stone aged defensive football in 4-4-2 formation with an average manager and haven't won feck all for 40 something years and even then it was only one trophy, lower your expectations.
25/06/2012 21:46:00
Tell you what matey jim bob, I'll tell you why they are a disgrace, it's because they think they can slack off for their country, why do those idiots even put their name forward or even choose to go to the international team when they'd rather be banging their hanger on skank wives or be on the ***** smoking and on all nighter parties or on holiday? Please enlighten me because I want to know why and I want to know why you think it is acceptable.
Green Villan
25/06/2012 22:01:00
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