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Old November 12 2011, 09:01 PM   #3983
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Re: (UEFA) Football Thread - Football not Soccer

Well ENGLAND win

bloody hell I was not expecting that and despite Spain being in charge of the game we played pretty well but lets not get ahead of our self, Spain play better in real matches and not friendlies.

Hart (6) - Despite Spain's having more attacks, he was never really tested.

Johnson (6) - Got forward well at times but still caught off guard several times. Richards & Walker still better options for full back.

Jagielka (7) - Worked his socks off for his best defensive display in the three lions shirt.

Lescott (8) - The normal half asleep CB easily played his best 90 mins for ENG though needs to do it more often for serious consideration.

A.Cole (6) - Looked a little shaky at times being caught off guard and not quite the player he once was.

Parker (8) - Shown exactly why he is a key player for ENG & Spurs and for me deserves the armband over Terry. Vital late tackle to deny Pique was just superb.

Jones (7) - Was almost like a sweeper at times when ENG pegged in own half and shown just how good he will be at CB in the future. Got forward a few times but those times shown clearly hes not a man for the middle of the park.

Lampard (7) - Much slicker in possesion than in recent games and of course got the poachers goal early into the 2nd half.

Walcott (6) - Final ball an issue still and doesn't get into game enough but a few dangerous runs including one that Ramos deserved a booking for by stopping with his body. NEEDS to play upfront IMO.

Milner (7) - A typical hardworking effort who troubled Spain at times down the flank. Superb cross to help set up the ENG goal.

Bent (6) - Header hit the post that lead up to the ENG goal but apart from that made little impact. Caught offside too many times for this level of football.


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Downing (6) - Made little impact in he game and lacks the speed of Walcott or the dribbling ability of Lennon/Johnson

Barry (7) - Made one really stupid tackle to give away dangerous free kick but then was pretty solid for 2nd half. Coming on a sub suits him more than starting IMO.

Rodwell (7) - Got forward and defended well apart from when Fabregas turned him. Hope he starts against Sweden has bags of potential no doubt.

A.Johnson (6) - Spent most of time defending, which doesn';t suit him and when he got forward seem to hesitate instead of playing normal game

Welbeck (7) - Worked hard and held ball up well as lone striker better than Bent. Bags of pace when he runs at defenders and should start upfront against Sweden in 2 man attack.

Walker (N/A) - Not enough time to make an impact but should start against Sweden.
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