Shame on our over­paid team

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your Telegraph -

I AM 70 years old, and I saw Eng­land win the 1966 World Cup. A day to be proud and English, in­deed.

Like all of us, I have seen many ab­ject per­for­mances by more re­cent teams, but surely no Eng­land team has played as poorly, as badly, as stupidly as the over­paid, over­praised, slack-hearted team which faced Ger­many on Sun­day.

They were shame­ful, and I say shame upon them who brought shame on Eng­land. Un­for­tu­nately, each of them will re­turn to their var­i­ous clubs to be feted and idolised by their fans.

I heard a foot­ball pun­dit say Rooney, Terry, Lam­pard etc were tired af­ter a long sea­son.

Well, for the enor­mous salaries given to them, I am sure a hard-work­ing miner, or nurse, or po­lice­man would love to swap salaries with most foot­ballers.

As we won the cup 44 years ago, I will be 114 when we win it again! DAVID REID Nor­burn,

Bret­ton, Peter­bor­ough

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