ET WORLD CUP JURY
Phil Wing “I think we can beat Slovenia but we need to bring in Joe Cole up front and drop John Terry from defence. Terry clearly still has a problem about having the captaincy taken away. His comments to the press the other night were obviously out of step with the rest of the squad and I think he has been allowed to become a bad influence.
“So play Dawson and Upson in central defence and drop Emile Heskey for Cole and play him up front alongside Rooney.” Tommy CooPer “We have been in this position before in Italia 90 when we scraped through against Egypt in our last group game and I expect us to do the same.
“The team will be shaken by the public and press response to the Algeria game and they will be determined to give a reaction.
“I would bring in Joe Cole and get Gerrard off that left wing with Milner on the right-hand side. If we do that then we can squeak through and build from there.” DaviD Farrell “I am not so sure that we will beat Slovenia after what I have seen. Our so called ‘World Class’ players have just not been performing.
“That said I am still in hope that we can get a result but we need Joe Cole out there to do it. The guy is a class player with that something different that you need at this level of the game. I would bring him in on the left with Barry, Lampard and Milner in there leaving Gerrard to support Rooney in the lone strikers role.” Salomao Da Silva “I think the Portugal manager Carlos Queroz must have seen my comments about Ronaldo in The Evening Telegraph. I said he needed to come off the wing and against North Korea he did that and caused all sorts of problems in a free role.
“It was a huge game that we needed to win and I think we gave the performance of the competition so far. It takes the pressure off our game with Brazil now but with the form we are in we could beat them and go through top of the group.”