ranga wrote:that's cool and all, but you still don't know what you're talking about. they have not always played like that, under capello there was a phase they attempted to replicate spain's tika-tika style, under sven they built play from the back and attacked the flank while looking to set up their midfielders for that crucial ball. the fact that you think a footballing nation such as england has always played a single style is ridiculous.
sure, its easy for you to say 'oh gosh they shouldve started carroll because since they didnt they lost'. but the fact that you think he should have played instead of 'washed up' rooney in retrospect, eliminates the iota of credibility you had. rooney and welbeck have a fantastic partnership in man utd, carroll has not proved himself domestically nor internationally, let alone let him lead the attacking line with another inexperienced striker.
Every country has a certain thing they are good at, with Italy it is defence, with Germany it is keeping possession and one thing England is known for is their ability and strength in being able to send air balls into their opponents zone and getting goals out of it. Weather it be from the flank or from the middle.
Sure every country is well versed in all areas of the game (that's a taken)but there are things they are better at than other things. I am simply pointing out their strength. Rooney needs to retire, if you knew anything about manchester united like you claim you do, you would know a lot of the fans feel this way as well. What it simply boils down to is that when a player like Carroll who has a great career ahead of him is shining more than Rooney that's when you start him and let him shine and put Rooney on with 20 minutes left, that's when hes dangerous. England's chances of scoring would have been way higher if they saved Rooney for the last 20 minutes or so of the game. This would have hyped the team and fans up to see Rooney coming on the field with fresh legs to do his thing.
Your argument about Carroll is "inexperienced" really has no merit, lets look at Rooney who has a bunch of "experience" as a prime example, someone with such experience should obviously be able to preform some result's with all his experience (and millions of dollars salary, much mroe than Carroll), but he didn't.. sometimes it isn't all about experience it's about being in the zone and a little luck, something I feel Carroll had more of this tournament, more so than Roooney.
Last edited: Mon, 25 Jun 2012, 11:52pm by dopewolf
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