In-ger-land, In-ger-land, In-ger-land...!
I'm no exception and, as you can probably tell from the title, I'm an England fan! Although I'm not sure I expect England to win the tournament, I am watching their progress avidly.
England's opening game was a rather strange affair. A terrific first half performance: controlled, energetic, dominating and positive. A lack-lustre second half offering: pensive, uncertain, tired and lacking in ideas (so it seemed). Everybody seems to be blaming the weather. For sure, playing in 90 degrees is tiring, but don't they train it such heat? Moreover, it's not so much the tiredness that got on my nerves, but the apparent lack of effort in the 2nd half. Don't sit back, anxiously protecting a one goal lead. Get out there and try to get the second, third...fiftyseventh(!) The problem in the infamous game against Brazil 4 years ago was that we seemed to give up in the second half. Come on guys, play with some passion! And, the whole world doesn't revolve around Rooney: if we can't win without him, we're not going to go very far. Not sure I agree with Mujahideen Ryder's anaylsis, but the graphics are cool.