The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Classifieds -

ALAN SWANN THIS has to be a Fabio Capello master­plan. Clearly he doesn’t want to show his hand too early.

It’s ei­ther that or Eng­land are com­pletely and ut­terly use­less and we have been over-rat­ing play­ers like Rooney, Ger­rard and Lam­pard, all of whom were em­bar­rass­ingly poor last night.

We will still win this group, but if Capello ever plays Len­non or Heskey again he will lose my sup­port.

A ter­ri­ble, ter­ri­ble night with no re­deem­ing fea­tures apart from the book­ing that will keep Jamie Car­ragher out of the next game. TOMMY COOPER WHEn I’m watch­ing north­ern Star at some­where like new­port Pag­nell on a hor­ri­ble De­cem­ber day, I will sit there safe in the knowl­edge that it is still a bet­ter game than what I saw last night.

I class Al­ge­ria as a Cham­pi­onship team and would ex­pect my beloved Ip­swich Town to give them a proper game - some­thing which Eng­land barely man­aged.

The team looked com­pletely and ut­terly weighed down by ex­pec­ta­tion. We were dis­jointed, lack­ing spark and didn’t gam­ble.

I have ab­so­lutely no idea what was wrong with Wayne Rooney. He was atro­cious.

The sav­ing grace is that the group is still in our hands.

My Eng­land man-of-the­match? Ashley Cole.

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