Wednesday, 20 June 2012

England Score Some Crackers

This blog has been a bit down on England's chances ever since it emerged from Armchair World Cup 2010's womb.

Sweden aside, I don't think we've played 'all that' to use street terminology. But we're undefeated, we've won the group and we've scored a couple of stunners, courtesy of Walcott and Welbeck. But then we do have a bit of history when it comes to scoring stunners in big tournaments:

2006 WORLD CUP: Joe Cole's audacious lob vs SWEDEN.
1998 WORLD CUP: Michael Owen's amazing mazy run vs ARGENTINA.
1996 EUROS: Paul Gascoigne's chip 'n' volley against SCOTLAND
1990 WORLD CUP: David Platt's incredible scoop in the last minute against BELGIUM.

That's just a quartet off the top of my head. There may well be more. They are just not on top of my head right now. I was thinking of adding:

2012 EUROS: Wayne Rooney's bullet header from a yard out vs UKRAINE.

But that would be taking the piss.

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