15 Jun 2014 00:37
he played well, did exactly what he was supposed to.
even though we lost that was easily the best england WC performance in a long time.
15 Jun 2014 01:10
Played well, kept the ball decently and no long aimless balls like we usually see. Only difference was they took a half chance from 20 yards and we didn't..
15 Jun 2014 01:49
Good game that.
Glen Johnson is shocking.
Rooney is easy to blame, probably one of England's better performers
The pitch was shocking for both teams, pretty poor play by both.
We will come second in the group
15 Jun 2014 02:22
Looks like ivory coasts prem stars of past and present are a bit better than England's.
15 Jun 2014 03:00
All this talk bout attacking players when we let ourselves down defensively, little to no screening from the midfield and the back 4 and goalkeeper all at sea. Missing the Chelsea racist big time, not taking Cole could be a mistake, but no fixing the right back position as there isn't a good one in the whole country.
15 Jun 2014 06:38
It was basically like watching Liverpool without Suarez. Quick counter attacking football and a defence riddled with more holes than a Swiss cheese.
15 Jun 2014 07:54
Nice to see that the media have focused on the positives and not just crucified em for losing.
The other two teams are both definitely dangerous, but neither keep the ball in the middle as well as the Italians, so we should fare better
15 Jun 2014 07:57
that's sturridges game. one on one he beats defenders on the regular. he's very explosive. tough result england played well. just didnt take the chances. rooney missed a crucial chance late on. didnt do enough on pirlo also. he really is a joy to watch though!
disappointed with wilsheres performance too.
15 Jun 2014 08:33
Wilshere not a great option when chasing the game.
If Ox is back for the next game that'll really help
15 Jun 2014 09:38
Think that was England's best performance in a tournament since Portugal in Euro 2004. Indicative I know of how poor England have been in tournament football since 96/98, but still, good to see them pass the ball and create.
15 Jun 2014 09:52
Pirlo had 117 or something silly like that.
15 Jun 2014 10:10
Lallana was awful, not ready at this level.
Ross was best sub, lovely run until Wayne decide to take the ball from him.
15 Jun 2014 10:23
I thought he was lively on the ball, didn't really make serious impact - but saying he was awful is harsh.
Same as the criticsms of Wilshere
15 Jun 2014 10:39
England have had the most shots in the tournament so far, 2nd best passing accuracy and top passing in opposition half too. A lot to be positive about compared to the last 10 years.