Originally posted by MarinkatombI'd say drop Frank Lampard. Bring back Beckham. Drop anybody with the last name Neville.
Man, that was the worst England performance i have seen in ages (and i've seen some pretty poor stuff lately too!!). We really need someone to take charge of the Midfield. Lampard and Gerrard are both great players but they gel like wax and water. Should McLarren drop one to get some co-ordination going? I think they need to be more vocal (both of them). There just doesn't seem to be any communication going on.
Originally posted by trevor33Well, yes, it's the FAs fault that McClaren is the manager. And it's probably not his fault that he isn't good enough. But still...
like i can't blame staunton for ireland being so crap you guys can't blame mcclaren for england. its all the FAI and FAs fault.
Originally posted by mtthwThe problem with the FA is that they lack the guts to appoint someone who speaks their mind. They made this mistake several years back with Brian Clough, and they've now repeated it with Sam Allardyce. Until they realise that they need a manager with that kind of drive and passion, England will get nowhere.
Well, yes, it's the FAs fault that McClaren is the manager. And it's probably not his fault that he isn't good enough. But still...
Originally posted by CityblueWho should have got the job in front of McClarren? I'm looking forward to Stuart Pierce getting a bit more managerial experience, i recon he's the kind of manager England needs. After the Passionless spell of Sven, i was looking forward t seeing a bit more guts from England but they've just got worse.
Your not wrong on much of that mate!!
Disagree about Lampard - I still think he's a decent player - unfortunately he looks good in a defferent position adn with a different team style/ethic than when with England.....
At least everyone agrees that McClaren is crap and that the FA need a kick up the arse for employing him to start with :'(
Not sure ...[text shortened]... il Nev has been in Mid field most of the time!!! Been playing wuite well there by many reports
Originally posted by MarinkatombGuus Hiddinck? Why not a real world class manager? Or Martin O'Neill? Part of the problem was the insistence on an English manager. Whenever an England manager is sacked there's a tendency to fixate on one aspect. Hoddle was seen as safe after Venables' dodgy business dealings. Keegan had "passion". With Sven we wanted someone more cool and collected. This time round there was an obsession with nationality.
Who should have got the job in front of McClarren? I'm looking forward to Stuart Pierce getting a bit more managerial experience, i recon he's the kind of manager England needs. After the Passionless spell of Sven, i was looking forward t seeing a bit more guts from England but they've just got worse.
Originally posted by trevor33I thought Carrick played quite well, just by the fact that he was constantly dropping short to pick up the ball. He was the only midfielder giving the easy option. I also thought Neville did well. Its not his fault that the England winger couldn't make use of his bombing runs down the right.
[b]I don't wee why McClaren can't take some of the blame - he has never appeared to be any good at management (supposedly a great coach on the train ing field - but that's not the same thing)....
the fact that he's never been any good at management is the reason why he can't take some of the blame. its the FAs fault for employing such a crap manager. ...[text shortened]... years ago maybe?
Where is the passion????
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Originally posted by blade68If there's a world class English manager available, great. Otherwise, let's have someone good.
Firstly, I want the England manager to be English. Someone who would do the job for nowt.... there lies the passion.
Fourthly, Terry Venables was always the man for me. The FA acted harshly regarding issues that weren't football related... bring him back!