Originally Posted by rentaghost
A team full of moderate players a far cry from the 'golden generation' and without a decent performance from their best player have been competitive and tried their best. arguments about team selection and whether one bog standard player should have started ahead of another are daft. The only way Engalnd could have done better was to have Rooney firing on all cylinders.
I agree with all that. They did as well as could be expected. There was no media circus, no egos getting in the way, just a team of well organised and motivated players working hard for each other, making the most of their strengths, and getting around their limitations.Hodgson comes out of the tournament with great credit IMO - pretty much every decision bang on.
The big question mark is Rooney though. I'd give Carroll and Welbeck a run for a few games to see how they work as a partnership.