Anyone who appreciates aesthetically pleasing football shouldn't want England anywhere near the World Cup tournament, no vision, no flair, no touch and without Rooney no player who can suddenly turn on the magic. This Wilshere hype has gotten beyond a joke, he is just a good player who can (usually) do everything required of a central midfielder at a good but far from great standard. He is nowhere near that world class CM level of Vidal, Iniesta, Modric. England according to the media have had around 100 world class players over the last decade but only provided about 4 world class performances. World Cup should be limited to 16 teams - what's the point of letting these unimaginative spiritless players suck the life out of the tournament.
So....next Rep of Ireland manager? Doubt Hughton would leave a promising project in Norwich, Mick could be an option also it would be nice to see O'Neill back in management if you can look past the fact that he's Northern Irish.
Mick and O'Neill seem to be the only options going after Hughton and McDermott ruled themselves out with Roy and David O'Leary as long shots. O'Neill is odds on favourite though but I'm not sure I think I'd rather someone who has international pedigree behind them. We saw Trap had a good club background but he wasn't up to it internationally in the end
Looked a bit suspect on the few times I've seen him for Scotland.
He's very error prone. He can be immense for 89 minutes but his concentration lets him down. He's slow to react sometimes and has cost us several goals because of it. He also makes schoolboy mistakes. He needlessly dived into a tackle right in front of goal just outside the box against Palace, getting dicked and allowed Dobbie to go through and just tap it in.
Don't know if it was mentioned but Cape Verde, who did so well to advance to the final playoff round of African World Cup qualifying was eliminated by FIFA for using an ineligible player. Tough blow for them, but I can't really feel sorry for them in all honesty as they broke the rules.
In CONCACAF, Mexico is a great danger of missing out on the World Cup, all will depend on their next match against Panama. Though shows how much of a joke CONCACAF is when Mexico who have 1 win in 8 can still qualify