Thursday, 1 March 2012
Brooking Sitting On The Fence As Usual
Rooney is ruled out of the first two games, and with France winning in Germany last night, the third game may be a dead rubber anyway. Terry probably won't be taken. Lampard is over the top. Ferdinand is knackered. Lescott is average. Gerrard started and looked useless anyway. Cole will play at left back it's true and defensively he will be better than Baines. Jones and Johnson could feature but everybody was pleased to see Richards back in before the game started. Does Walcott inspire? Or Bent? Wilshire would improve things if fit but that is a big if!
We looked ok in the first half, but when Holland stepped up a gear it was curtains. True we fought back brilliantly but Cahill was offside for the first and, when they needed to, Holland just went up the other end and scored a third. It was worrying stuff despite Parker's ludicrous claim afterwards that it set us up well for the Euros.
In truth, the FA have already waited too long. They should have snapped up Guus Hiddink when he was available. If not Guus, then Jose. And if not Jose then Woy.
I suspect the delay is to accommodate 'Arry but there may be a genuine reluctance to entrust the job to such an obviously dodgy geezer. I mean, how embarrassing would it be when, returning from a game abroad, 'Arry is stopped by customs and found to have an African player and his agent hiding in his suitcase?
Posted by Hammersfan at 16:05