Originally Posted by haribo
Lampard and Rooney have been influential for England. OK, in recent years they've been hit and miss (if they even play) but Gerrard's always done fuck all.
Rooney? For real? To be fair he has been a huge influence, just a bad one.
Gerrard has been England's most consistent tournament player for 10-years. One of the few who looks like he gives a damn about playing for you lot. #BIGTIMELIONHEARTGERRARD.
Originally Posted by Joel
Well yeah, it was overhyped because it failed. But with all the talent in there and every player starting for their clubs at the highest level in club football, it should not have failed. This was around the time where English clubs were balls deep in the Champions League latter stages.
Looking good on paper entitltes you to fuck all. I can't even remember the last time England weren't just a bunch of cliques rather than a team. Plus, they turned up to the tournament having won it without kicking a ball.
2002 was the last tournament they had a real shot of winning, IMO.