I'm not going to South Africa. So instead I'm gonna try and watch a bit if not all of every game at work, or at home or in a bar or wherever. On the telly. With a beer. And I'm gonna predict who I think is gonna win. And talk about football stuff. So there.

Saturday 19 June 2010

USA 2-2 Slovenia; England 0-0 Algeria

Grouped together these group games to keep the vitriol about the latter down to a minimum. The first game was a joy to watch, exciting and inventive. Two teams who deserve to get through to the next stage, and who very well may get there. Algeria, well, no one expected them to beat England but they really could have.

It was the worst performance in a World Cup from an England team that I can remember. Comparable maybe with the 0-0 vs Morocco in '86. Rooney is having a shocking World Cup. He doesn't look fit and plays most of the time as a midfielder. He should have been subbed last night. And should be dropped for the next game. Lampard is Mr. Invisible. Drop him too, no one will notice his absence. Give the captain's armband back to Terry with the brief to fire rockets up the arses of the under performers. That's pretty much everyone, save David James who justified his status as our number one last night.

Drop Heskey, him and Rooney isn't working. AND PLAY JOE COLE FFS. Ploughed through six cans of Heineken last night. Will probably need double that on Wednesday, when we really have to win. But I really can't see us doing that. Slovenia look the best team in the group and unless Capello weaves some magic, our lads will be back home this time next week. And no one will be able to say they don't deserve to be...