ET WORLD CUP JURY
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.