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Saturday, September 02, 2006

Almost Embarrassing...


England 5-0 Andorra

England got their Euro 2008 campaign off to a winning start, with a more than comfortable victory at Old Trafford this afternoon.

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Goals from Peter Crouch(2), Jermain Defoe(2) and Steve Gerrard sealed the victory against what was probably the worst International team I have seen for a long time. Okay, so you can only beat what is put in front of you, and England went about their job playing some good football along the way and scoring some good goals...

... BUT this was such an easy game (and yes, there IS such a thing as an easy International), it at times, became extremely boring to watch. Andorra only occasionally got out of England's half and I really can't remember Paul Robinson even touching the ball, let alone having a shot to save!

England: Robinson, Neville, Brown, Terry, Cole, Gerrard, Hargreaves, Lampard, Downing, Crouch, Defoe. Subs: Kirkland, Dawson, Carrick, Richardson, Lennon, Bent, Johnson.

Lofty's Man of the Match - Owen Hargreaves

I really find it hard to believe, that England win 5-0 and I am disappointed. At least Macedonia on Wednesday, are better opposition and it should be a better game of football.


©LOFTY

5 Comments:

  • At 6:47 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    hello lofty

    once again spot on with the report. I do agree that the competition yesterday was a joke but England done the job and done it in style. What i was pleased to see is that we looked a lot more balanced with Hargreaves in the middle and the fact that very recently with the previous manager the team would sit back in the second half if they had the lead, but already the new people in charge have made the mark and England constantly pored forward looking to add to the goal tally.
    Keep up the good work Mclaren and El Tel

    DJ

     
  • At 7:34 pm, Blogger LOFTY said…

    Thanks DJ

    Well, McClaren is already in my bad books for dropping Beckham... yeah okay okay, I am a fan ;)(was it just a point proving exercise?)

    But I agree, it's so far, so good and how could it be anything different with El Tel on the team?!

    and besides, Becks will be back!

     
  • At 6:18 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    ah Lofty

    hows you doing mate? Long time no see!

    Have been moving house and stuff so havent yet been this season and just got myself back on line. Great to see the site is still as good as ever and congrats on the Rivals position. I always said you would be a star one day ;)

    I will be a Plymuff, I presume you will be, or is that a daft question?

    BWOOD

     
  • At 6:46 pm, Blogger LOFTY said…

    Hello mate, long time no see or hear? But I now know why... hope the move has gone okay and all being well (flu), I should be at Plymuff :)

     
  • At 10:48 am, Blogger purple said…

    Yes its embarrassing but I support England nevertheless!

     

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