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Old November 16 2011, 08:58 AM   #3984
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Re: (UEFA) Football Thread - Football not Soccer

ENG were good in 1st half and very average in 2nd though Sweden were dire so wouldn't mind facing them in 2012. We need to learn to stick opponents away though we should of won that game 3-0 instead of 1-0.

Hart (6) - Apart from one smart save had very little to do

Walker (7) - Grew into game after a shaky start and clearly prefers Spurs attacking tempo to ENG's slower speed.

Terry (7) - Solid game from the veteran who had little to do.

Cahill (7) - Same as Terry and most likely will start at EURO 2012 since Capello prefers Jones in midfield

Baines (8) - Best ENG display yet and looks at home now in the ENG shirt. Solid at the back and very effective in attack.

Rodwell (8) - Brilliant display from the youngster who was unlucky not to score. Troubled Sweden all night and is clearly a box to box replacement in the future for Gerrard.

Barry (7) - Involved in the goal and was solid in front of the defence but I still believe he slows the tempo down for ENG.

Jones (7) - Much better than against Spain and his passing was superb at times but should of scored and hes still more of a CB than a CM.

Walcott (7) - Troubled Sweden in the 1st half though still looks for the pass when he should take on the player. Needs to be unleashed in the centre still for club & country.

Downing (8) - Probably his best game for ENG though at times a little slow to get the cross out and unsure if to attack the full back. Solid player but Young is the better player still.

Zamora (6) - Linked up well at times but was isolated too much and probably lacks the pace for international football.

Carson (6) - Only had one real save to make but looked nervous and his kicking was woeful.

Milner (6) - Decent shift but Capello plays him far too deep to influence the game at times.

Sturridge (6) - Unlucky not to have won a penalty when pulled in the box but isolated on the wing when he should be playing upfront.

Bent (5) - Did nothing as the main striker and doubts begin to re-appear if hes good enough to play in the system of the lone striker.
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