The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - World Cup -

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.”

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