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Is it only me but isn't those loud and stupid horns being blown constantly ruining the watching of he games. How can you watch a game with the sound turned down. I'm afraid this will ruin the whole spectacle of the world cup as the fans of other coutries are being drowned out.
Posted 15:57 13th June 2010
So we're calling Green BP over here......fantastic lad he is!
Posted 13:13 13th June 2010
Hi re- USA match 1stly Gerrard shud not b captain it shud b given back 2 Terry. Gerrard & Lampard do NOT play well 2gether - NEVER HAVE - Gerrard gets in the way of other players & his passing % is poor.. Errors always happen but in other teams the outfield players & strikers seem 2 score more goals. I think we shud av an English manager. Capello got all wrong with Milner (who cud av been sent off) & King. Why did he take Wharnock (6mins 4 his cap) & not Walcot. Why did the team not utilise the prower & strength on the flanks. In the end team passion is seriously laking. Nigel Guest
Posted 12:34 13th June 2010
Having now watched the england game and seen a lacklustre performance with a 1-1 scoreline which the u.s.a. deserved l would like to say how impressed with Wayne Rooney l was seeing him keep his temper in check and not being helped by the referee, booking Gerrard for playing the the ball with his foot ?? and doing nothing when Heskey headed the ball and got a knee in the face ?? .This is what happens when the ruling body F.I.F.A. shows it,s bias against anything English. All l say is it is going to be a hard slog but England will do it we will probably have every player booked due to interferancefrom the head of fifa but what the hell prove them wrong and WIN it.
Posted 11:56 13th June 2010
Yes Robert Green has failed us, but what concerned me beyond soft lad is that England's control of the ball was terrible. Technical inefficiencies have let us down on the biggest stage, Robert Green produced a school boy error by not positioning his body correctly, and Sean WP stood out for his inability to control the ball enough times so that we could build considered attacks. The passion is there, but the basics don't appear to be.
Posted 09:36 13th June 2010
Post game comments...spookily prophetic insight into the outcome Jamie! USA proved a formidable opponent, although England outplayed them. This game should be a good awakening for the next two. This tie may turn out to be a good thing. Sure hope so!
Posted 06:41 13th June 2010
when are you going to get it into your thick heads england are far from the best team in this tournament they do not have the very best players in the world if they did then why exactly is it that i struggle to name more than one maybe two englishmen to make anything of an impact in any other leage in the world?! you no it to be true! love you x
Posted 17:50 12th June 2010
Being a Hull City fan and a USA citizen, I have watched Altidore a lot yes he did not score many goals but he gave many a center back the run around including John Terry. He is as least as good as Heskey another non goal scorer.
Posted 17:46 12th June 2010
The best defence is attack and England are are notorious for not being able to hold on to a 1-0. so i reckon the lads need to go out all guns blazing and show the rest of the world that we mean the biz. I´m living in Germany at the moment and alot of my German friends reckon we´re gonna do it this time and so do i and so should you!! C´MON ENGLAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted 15:24 12th June 2010
It looks as if I will have to watch this World cup with the volume off, how the players can stand that bloody aweful noise is beyond me, It totally spoils the games
Posted 13:58 12th June 2010
Lets hope we can enjoy the game without those annoying vuvuzelas horns which are killing the atmosphere. Fifa has to do something about it...
Posted 12:33 12th June 2010
Lets be realistic and give USA the respect they deserve. They are a workmalike team, and Donovan and Dempsey are capable of moments of magic. However there are some seriously weak links. Onyewu, Spector, Altidore have all tried their hand at the Prem and look third rate. USA have a chance because they're well organised and they work hard, but man for man England totally outclass them. Capello has them well organised and they've been training at high altitude 15mins from the stadium for a full week. England should win by two goals.
Posted 11:48 12th June 2010
I am in agreement with the attack minded 4-4-2 formation for the USA game. I am by no means saying that we should take the US lightly, as they have shown in the Fed Cup, but England are the better side with better players and a top notch coach! I predict England 2 USA 0, COME ON ENGLAND!!!!!!
Posted 11:45 12th June 2010
I dont think is going to be an easy game but i believe we will win , we have some of the best players in the world at the momen , terry . gerrard , a cole , rooney so i think we can do it . We just need the boys to perform how they do against each other in the PL. this time ITS COMING HOME !!!!!
Posted 11:38 12th June 2010
Jamie you mention heskey is rooneys preffered partner..is there a reason for this ,cos i would'nt partner him painting my house...he'd fall off the ladder..actually would make a good painter.he does something then stands back and admires it
Posted 11:09 12th June 2010
looking foward to a great match tommarow with no injuries for either team go yanks!
Posted 08:08 12th June 2010
Seeing as how I can't sleep in anticipation of this match I wanted to see what they were saying across the pond. I'm glad to see the US getting those slivers of respect after the Confed run. But with that respect comes increased challenges as teams actually take you seriously in matches now. I have no doubt England will bring their all against us. Wishful thinking would have the US win 2-1. Realistically though, I agree with most of the commenters with a 2-2 draw. As far as how far the US will go. Again, wishful thinking would have the US reach 3rd place. Realistically I can see the US making it to the quarterfinals if we play at the top of our game without a moment of relaxation....
Posted 06:59 12th June 2010
Jamie. Im an american man and I think that we will beat you tomorrow. Landon Donovan has been outstanding for LA Galaxy and I think with Ledley King at the back, he has every chance to smash in a goal or two. 3-1 USA, Woop Woop
Posted 04:44 12th June 2010
USA!! I think the Yanks have a pretty good shot to get a point out of this.
Posted 04:25 12th June 2010
The problem you mention Jamie, regarding Jamo's concentration, Hart and Green have also had to concentrate all game every game for their clubs, so what are their concentrations going to be like after long periods of inactivity. And to the rest of you guys, Capello is the manager, he knows what he's doing and is paid well to do so. Stop thinking you know better, none of you could lead Real Madrid to the La Liga title after long years on Barca dominance. That's exactly the kind of man I want in charge of my country, go Capello! COME ON YOU THREE LIONS!!!!
Posted 03:08 12th June 2010