Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Dzienkuje, divot...


At least someone seemed pleased.
Oh dear, oh dear indeed. Poor old Robbo. Shoddy reward for the top-class saves that were about all there was to "cheer" from England's point of view tonight. He put on a brave face afterwards, but his bottom lip seemed to tremble and his voice to waver a little too much for viewing comfort...
Quite why we were panicked into a formation alien to all our players, and most successful teams throughout (especially recent) football history, only McClaren knows... well, actually I'm not even too sure about that.
Equally baffling is how we struggled to muster up anything to test a Croat goalkeeper who made Robbo seem svelte. As for yet more evidence of Terry and Cole being more often liability than the luxury their wages and reputations might suggest.
What happened to the pride and passion that was meant to conquer all tonight, or the captain's all-important, much-vaunted pre-match battle-call...?
Ah right, the ability to complete simple yet progressive passes to one another might just have come in handy too, after all...
The distracting comic relief of Kazhakstan's finest has never seemed a more appealing prospect.

5 comments:

* (asterisk) said...

It's all so embarrassing, although frankly I blame Robinson far less than I blame a lot of the other dunderheads on the squad.

Toxic said...

It was going to be the only way Neville would ever score playing for England.

prolix said...

What was he doing passing back in front of goal anyway? First rule of defending is don't put the ball on target for your own goal, there was no pressure at all. His brother would know better ;)

Christian said...

Poor Robbo - it happens and everyone should remember how many clean sheets he has kept for England. I still have faith in our no. 1. Though, look at the competetion....


Moved my blog to my myspace account by the way - currently writing up my prague trip finally!

Aidan said...

It's not really been a good seven days to be a goalkeeper, all things considered...