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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 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday June 25 2012

Time: 4:28PM

Your Comments

"majestic defensive headers"? You don't half talk some bollox mate. lol
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.
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.
inter-club rivalry - or is it just spite?
Al Billy
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
LMAO @ your teams players weren't involved, spoken like a true dillusional London based Manc.
Green Villan
Never said the players from my team weren't involved Green Villan just that the club itself had nothing to do with England, which was in response to your attack on Fergie when he hasn't even done anything to influence england at the euros. In fact your attack on Fergie says it all really, irrational, hysterical and looking for someone to blame. So when a player plays poorly for club it's due to poor form, when they play poorly for their country it's because they're a disgrace and can't be asked, get a grip mate if they really didn't want to play for England they wouldn't of fecking went. If you want to talk about what is disgraceful behaviour then you've got to look no further than Buffon and Nasri. Both have been poor ambassadors for their nation by talking a load of disrespectful bollox to the media. That's disgraceful behaviour mate, it brings out their national side in a bad light and it pales in comparison to playing poorly. If you lower your expectations a little mate like most others have you won't feel so aggrieved when England inevitably let you down like they always do, then you won't have to go out searching for a blame as to why England are so *****, you'll just be able to accept the fact that we are and get on with it.
Let me ask you this, will you be visiting all the other vital sites and telling them how disgraceful their players are when they 'disgrace' their country?
Oh you mean the bin dippers, already have mate.
Green Villan
"disrespectful bollox"? Tell me mate, have you been following the Nasri story? Have you seen the disrespectful crap that's been written about him? It's no surprise that he blew his top considering the crap he's had to put up with from French journalists, you think the English are bad? They haven't a patch on the French who have no limits when it comes to discussing their football stars upbringing or family life. As for Buffon, he engaged in a bit of smutty humour, so what? To describe that is disgraceful is prudish and something I would expect from a Daily Mail journalist.
Bluedub being a model professional should surely mean no matter how much ***** they write about him (and I know in France it's a lot) he should rise above it and do his talking on the pitch. I was more so talking about Buffons match fixing comments about the Croatia - Spain comment, it was a bit tongue in cheek and mocking the persistent match fixing allegations however they don't have a place in football. Green Villan just the bin dippers? Didn't realise that vitalfootball was only made up of ourselves and them or that only players that represent both clubs have competed at the euros.
He should rise above it but easiersaid than done mate, considering. The French media deserve no respect as they are a shower of racist ********s. I missed that with Buffon, I thought you were referring to his ***** taking about watching a video, sorry.
Na to be honest i found his watching a naughty video instead of researching england taking penalties was quite funny, it was also quite funny how we poved him right.

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