Originally Posted by Bananas
Typical English response. How well have England done over the years playing 'results football'? Passing football has been proven to be the most effective way of getting goals recently too.
True but the fact remains a goal's a goal. You can pass it round all you want, pissing about without threatening the goal like Barca did in the second half against Chelsea, if you get taken on the break, shit happens. A goal's a goal. The problem with England is we were so negative that when we got the ball we were so far back we couldn't get out where Chelsea used the ball better and had players in more advanced positions than we did at the Euros.
Watching Rovers under Sam you quickly learn that a shit win's better than nothing. Look what happened trying to play more attractive football under Kean with better players like Hoilett, Rochina & Formica compared to the Dioufs & Jason Roberts. It was hard to accept Sam's style at first but you quickly realise what's important.