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Panic on the Streets of London, Panic on the Streets of Birmingham

   

DontPanicA couple of days ago, England took on Montenegro, and drew 0-0. I’m pleased we didn’t liveblog it, because it was boring. England probably should have won, and were denied a stonewall penalty, but there was a distinct lack of chances created by England, and we sort of settled for 0-0 late on.

Of course this has caused a minor outrage in the press who think England let us down again etc etc.

But the draw wasn’t really a bad result. We now sit three points behind Monty, with a game in hand and a much better goal difference. We’re still well on track to qualify out of this group.

And considering out recent struggles, we just have to focus on getting out of the group, and worrying about the implications of how we got out of the group later. Teams that win World Cups sometimes struggle out of their groups, its the way it goes. I’m not saying we’re going to win the World Cup (we’re qualifying for the Euros for a kick off) but we’re not a disgrace. Lets keep some perspective.

There were things to worry about – Gerrard went back into his shell after a couple of better performances (notably as Captain, maybe he needs the armband more that Rio) and Rooney was back to World Cup Rooney, alas.

Fabio has, certainly got some work to do. But now is not the time for Panic.


  • Weston / wpazzurri

    would i be wrong to laugh if england fails to qualify for the euro for a second time in a row?

  • Realist

    England are rubbish and until they get rid of the Prima-donnas and actually pick the squad on current form they will always be rubbish.

  • http://www.soccerlimeyinamerica.com SoccerLimey

    Sorry, Rob. I disagree. I know you're aware on how I've felt about England under capello since May but all the old skeletons came tumbling out of the cupboard again. you're right, we're 3 pts back with a game in hand, but we still have to go to Cardiff, Bulgaria and Montenegro and none of those games will be gimmes.

    Rooney is a non-starter given his situation at United and with Capello's latest PR gaffe in taking the captaincy back from Gerrard, I think we're realistically looking at a play-off spot.

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