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Holland vs England Review

Posted by Jarv on August 13, 2009

If only England could cut out the individual mistakes, Holland have already qualified and are a good side but didn’t look overly brilliant last night, Yes i know it was only a friendly but aside from the 2 errors from English players, namely Rio ferdinand and Gareth Barry Holland didn’t really trouble the English defence too much unless we were gifting them the ball.

Jermain Defoe must be pleased with his nights work and is surely due a start along side Rooney next time out to see how they play together. Likewise Milner should be given a start with the main first 11 playing to see how he does as he played well in the limited time he was given.

Glen Johnson made a few errors but there isn’t anyone better at the moment and he does seem to be the best option at right back, Ashley cole had an ok game nothing too flash, Beckham and Young did ok for their time on the field, Lampard Hustled and made a few good passes, Carrick was steady , Rooney was his usual industious self and almost scored in the firt half which brings me onto Emile Heskey.

I don’t understand Heskey, he’s a big tall strong player who seems to get brushed off the ball and fall over an awful lot, If he’s there to be strong and hold up the ball he needs to do so because from what i saw last night his status as first choice big striker has been taken by Carlton cole. Cole was strong on the ball held it up well, made some good passes and seems to have much better technical skills than Heskey.

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For More discussion please visit this thread on the Away Goals Rule Football Forum regarding last nights match

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England Vs Germany

Posted by Jarv on November 17, 2008

Well its time for another pointless international friendly for England this week. I’m sure there are some reading this saying “ but its Germany, it’s a big game” well no actually its not it is at best a B international friendly and a lot of the big names seem to not take it seriously either.

Look at the list of absentees which include Heskey, Rooney, Gerrard, lampard, Ferdinand and Terry, arguably that’s pretty much the entire spine of the team missing. Both Ferdinand and Rooney missed the demolition of stoke city on Saturday but both Terry and Gerrard managed to play for their clubs and will no doubt most of those missing through “injury” will make miraculous recoveries for the next round of premier league fixtures and will probably play 90 minutes.

For a few players it’s a chance to impress the national manager with Call ups for Agbonglahor and Ashley young, who you might remember I said should have been called up previously. The most surprising call up for me was Michael Mancienne who I had only previously heard of playing Football manager ( a review of Football manager 2009 which can be found here) he was decent on there but then again so was Nii Lamptey. A few of the regular posters at the Away Goals Rule Football Forum have seen him on loan at Wolves this season and said he is top quality, if he should he play he will need to be.

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