Originally Posted by Joel
Just reading what Gerrard said about England underachieving and it had me thinking back to 2006. England should have done so much better. When you look at the team:Robinson
Neville Ferdinand Terry A. Cole
Beckham Gerrard Lampard J. Cole
United United Chelsea Arsenal
Madrid Liverpool Chelsea Chelsea
Everyone but Robinson and Owen were playing Champions League football. Owen was playing UEFA Cup football, but had plenty of Champions League experience and was a former Ballon d'Or winner.
Most of these guys were in their prime as well. This was such a wasted chance.
The best chance was clearly 2004 in my eyes.
We had a fit Ledley King, a prime Sol Campbell, younger Ashley Cole, prime Gary Neville, prime David Beckham, prime Paul Scholes (for some reason being played out wide), younger Steven Gerrard, prime Michael Owen, Rooney bursting on the scene and impressing!