Thursday, 24 June 2010
Beware A Sense Of Achievement If We Crash Out On Sunday
There is a real danger that, should we go out on Sunday, our team will be heralded brave and unlucky losers. We got further in the tournament than Italy and France, the Capello apologists will say, and were unlucky to play Germany in the last 16.
The truth is, if we are heading home on Monday, then the campaign would have been nothing short of disastrous. Not quite as disastrous as Italy's and France's campaigns, it is true, but disastrous none the less.
Our group was pathetically weak and we should have breezed through it, not limped over the finishing line after the USA had puffed out their chests and broken the tape ahead of us. We have scored just two goals in three games against second rate opposition and could easily have drawn that final game against Slovenia.
Even if we beat Germany, we face the prospect of playing Argentina in the quarter final. Why? Because we played so poorly in the group games. So even a glorious defeat in that game will be because of utter incompetence up until this point.
To redeem themselves, Capello and the boys have to go all the way. And, as I've been saying for over 18 months now, we are going to win this World Cup. And boy, I will really enjoy telling you lot that I told you so when we do!
Posted by Hammersfan at 18:52