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Old June 3, 2006, 05:14 PM
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Question how bright are england's chances?

i think england have got a tremendous opportunity to win this world cup, most people in england have realized it. the world cup is held in europe, nearly identical weather and support (lot of english fans will travel to germany) and they have a very strong team. absence of rooney(he is likely to be back after group stages) seems like a blessing in disguise as crouch is becoming very effective along with owen. midfield & defence is like a powerhouse. they had good defence and midfield even in 1998 and 2002 but this time the strikers possess the killer blow.many people will actually put them as favorites. what do u think?
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Old June 3, 2006, 06:38 PM
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Won't do them any good if they have to play brazil in the QTR finals like in 02. They need a little luck in the second round depending on their draw. They had a good win vs Argentina but that was when Owen was Healthy and tearing it up for NewCastle. Alot depends on his form and Beckham on set plays.

England probably get eliminated in the KO stages
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Old June 4, 2006, 01:01 AM
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Any team with Gerrard, Lampard & Beckham in Midfield has a fair chance. Add Neville, Cole, Ferdinand, Terry & Bridge in Defence; Rooney, Owen, Crouch & Walcott (the new Thierry Henry according to Thierry Henry lol) Up-front & you have one outstanding side. Provided they top their Group, they will most likely face one of Ecuador/Poland/Costa Rica in the 2nd Round. A no-contest. Nevertheless, one of Argentina/Netherlands or Portugal awaits in the QF. This will be the real test. Provided they can overcome this hurdle, they will drop out in the SF. I can't see Brazil stuffing up this one.
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Old June 4, 2006, 01:07 AM
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I think England is the top favourite in this WC. They r showing good team sprit in practice matches. Gerrard will be the key player coz he is showing his top performance. He has already scored 23 goals in this season. If Rooney returns in the QF then England will be the best. English team is well balanced with good mid-fielders like Beckham, Lampard. Defence is also upto the mark. So they may win.
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Old June 4, 2006, 03:58 AM
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Like Indian cricket team english football team is overhyped. They are good team but not so good to win the WC. QF would be best achievable target for them
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rooney or no rooney, england have no chance to win the cup this time, i think they will go out in the quarters, probably on penalty shoot outs, as we all know england have the worst record on penalties.

brazil to win the cup, as even with their 2nd team, dey gonna mash up every team that comes their way
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I believe England has a great chance to win, providing they can avoid Brazil. They have one of the best England teams since 1966. World class talent in Lampard (in the form of his life), Gerrard (excellent carrier of the ball, can hold up as well as attack), Owen (lets just say he knows where the net is), Rooney (sensational player who is strong and quick), Ferdinand (strong dominant figure), Terry (defender who can score goals), Beckham (superb set pieces, one of the best passers in the game).

Great overall team as well as a good bench. They have players who can come on to do damage in a game e.g. Walcott can inject pace late into a game when the other team is fatigued, although I think it was a surprise for him to be included in the squad.
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I believe England has a great chance to win, providing they can avoid Brazil. They have one of the best England teams since 1966. World class talent in Lampard (in the form of his life), Gerrard (excellent carrier of the ball, can hold up as well as attack), Owen (lets just say he knows where the net is), Rooney (sensational player who is strong and quick), Ferdinand (strong dominant figure), Terry (defender who can score goals), Beckham (superb set pieces, one of the best passers in the game).

Great overall team as well as a good bench. They have players who can come on to do damage in a game e.g. Walcott can inject pace late into a game when the other team is fatigued, although I think it was a surprise for him to be included in the squad.
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I don't think England will make it past the QF or may be Semis, even though I support them (after Brazil). They have a good team but so is the competition.
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i think england will be knocked out of the world cup in
the semi-finals
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sure English got a good team this time... but im afraid that wont be good enuf for them... after all this is England we are talking about right ??? ha ha

id give them best for Qtr... or luck-stretching Semis... not winning the cup...
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england do have a good team this time, and the new guy crouch's coming good too, with a hattrick against jamaica in that practice match. however, england are known to screw things up, and they don't have rooney this time either. imo, they are not good enough to go past the semis.

hope i'm wrong though.

PS: the players sound pretty confident though - http://fifaworldcup.yahoo.com/06/en/060605/7/73wq.html
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eng have even a beta chance of winning that '66. that time, brazil was very strong, with pele etc. nowadays, even if they are all that, i don't think they're as good as they used to be.

so eng have good chance. heck, they reached the semis 16 years ago, and quarter finals last time around, why not two better this time. its gud to be optimistic.

as 4 those aussies who slate eng football, tut tut. Hollander shatey draw korey, boro kotha botase!

win the wc for a change, then slate eng.
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as 4 those aussies who slate eng football, tut tut. Hollander shatey draw korey, boro kotha botase!

win the wc for a change, then slate eng.
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Any team with Gerrard, Lampard & Beckham in Midfield has a fair chance. Add Neville, Cole, Ferdinand, Terry & Bridge in Defence; Rooney, Owen, Crouch & Walcott (the new Thierry Henry according to Thierry Henry lol) Up-front & you have one outstanding side. Provided they top their Group, they will most likely face one of Ecuador/Poland/Costa Rica in the 2nd Round. A no-contest. Nevertheless, one of Argentina/Netherlands or Portugal awaits in the QF. This will be the real test. Provided they can overcome this hurdle, they will drop out in the SF. I can't see Brazil stuffing up this one.
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Win the WC first? that means only 7 team supporters can speakup. Brazilian fans can speak up 5 times more than the English hooligans? Uruguay can speak up twice as much as England?

Was it not for Portugal, England could never win the WC. Cheating at Home court, ar boro boro golai kotha. Shall we bring back Hungary's 7-1 drubbing and discuss? How about the false penalties that linekar hit against Nigeria? England is the last team I would support out of the 185 nations or so who participated in the WC preliminaries.
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normally i am brazil supporter but this wc i will support england because this will be last wc for beckham and he deserves the wc... go beckham go go spicy go !?! :>

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eng have even a beta chance of winning that '66. that time, brazil was very strong, with pele etc. nowadays, even if they are all that, i don't think they're as good as they used to be.

so eng have good chance. heck, they reached the semis 16 years ago, and quarter finals last time around, why not two better this time. its gud to be optimistic.

as 4 those aussies who slate eng football, tut tut. Hollander shatey draw korey, boro kotha botase!

win the wc for a change, then slate eng.
mate i appreciate ur enthusiam for ur team.. at least u gotta hv that.. ha ha
good luck with it.. see me after semis.. lol

as for as England..let's see their success in world stage ...

a dodgy win in 66....( we all know that history mate)
a boring win in 03 rugby...(finally something)
and for ur satisfactory ..... just in case..
an ashes after 17 yrs... ha ha
(pls remind me if im forgettin any other ones...)

3 acheivements in god-knows-how-many-yrs-since-they-seems-to-invent-every-single-game-known-to-mankind-but-is-crap-at-it-anyway... oh god thats a mouthfull

the enthusiam n money that are being poured in English soccer, its an utter shame that they hv won ONLY 1 wc...

Every game Australia has a long tradition, they are one of the world's best...if not the current and all time best..

cricket, hockey, swimming, tennis, rugby...

football was ( up untill the WC qualifier) on the bottom ranking in the australian sporting pecking order... and they seems to play in its WC version, which i reckon is a tremendous achievement on its own... but the way its gaining its momentum at present, im sure if they can keep it up, in 20 yrs time Australia would have a great football team ( they already rank 44 )

dont get me wrong, i like the current English team, i just don think they are good enough to win the world cup..more so, i just don want them to win the wc...

this yrs wc should be won and belongs to only one country...BRAZIL ..

and for Australia, id be more than ecstatic to see them passin first round...
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How bright are England's chances?

Finish 1st Group B: QF vs Argentina/Netherlands/Portugal; SF vs Brazil.
Finish 2nd Group B: 2nd Round vs Germany; QF vs Argentina/Netherlands; SF vs Italy/Czech Republic/France.


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eng have even a beta chance of winning that '66. that time, brazil was very strong, with pele etc. nowadays, even if they are all that, i don't think they're as good as they used to be.

so eng have good chance. heck, they reached the semis 16 years ago, and quarter finals last time around, why not two better this time. its gud to be optimistic.

as 4 those aussies who slate eng football, tut tut. Hollander shatey draw korey, boro kotha botase!

win the wc for a change, then slate eng.
Erm, should we tell him the result of the last time Australia played Sven's Boys ?
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how bright are england's chances?

As bright as their whether.
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Rooney, Owen, Crouch & Walcott (the new Thierry Henry according to Thierry Henry lol)
Rooney is half-fit, Owens out of form, Crouch is a beanpole, and Walcott wasnt considered good enough by Wenger to feature in even one of Arsenals match this season.
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Rooney is half-fit, Owens out of form, Crouch is a beanpole, and Walcott wasnt considered good enough by Wenger to feature in even one of Arsenals match this season.
Reality check mate. Walcott is 17 years old. Not good enough? Arsenal spent 12.5 Million Pounds in securing his transfer from Southampton in January. In fact, Thierry Henry is likening Walcott to himself. I'm guessing you've never heard of Henry before? And notice how I placed emphasis on England's Midfield, then their Defence, and then, and only then did I mention their Strikers. That said, Rooney is one of the best youngster's going around, and even at half fitness (he is actually fast approaching a full recovery and should be right for the 2nd Round) he will be a huge threat to any team. Owen has a point to prove and Crouch is in great form and will be keen to make a name of himself in Rooney's absence.

Three words.

Lampard. Gerrard. Beckham.

Oh, and I'm an Aussie fan.
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England has got the best midfield of Europe & they have to depend on their midfield for scoring. Crouch is yet to prove his calibre at top level and Owen and Rooney is not 100% match fit.
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England should first learn how to take penalty. After that they could think of that. From 82, I am hearing that they are better than 66. But lets check wht they have done. 82 - out in 2nd round , 90 after winning (?) againest Cameroon controversially shooted out by Germany. in 86 so many talks of so called ' hand of God' but forgotting the greatest goal of all time. In 90 shooted out again. Ooops in 94 they could not qualify. in 98 Even Owen's diving good not save them from shooting out againest Argentina. In 2002 one of the silliest goal ever conceded . So this year. All blame would be on Roony's injury just like the last two times it was Beckham
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Reality check mate. Walcott is 17 years old. Not good enough? Arsenal spent 12.5 Million Pounds in securing his transfer from Southampton in January. In fact, Thierry Henry is likening Walcott to himself. I'm guessing you've never heard of Henry before? .
You didnt answer my question. Why did Wenger not play Walcott this season at all even though he was signed in January?

Henry may make such statements to improve Theo's confidence, howver the jury's still out on whether he will be as good as Henry.
 

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