How the hell did I miss this thread when it first started??
I think he was referring to the start that they made, but they've turned it around now somewhat.Originally Posted by surfinrach90
I love Arsenal! I don't care about teams having prominent English players in them, because I don't think it's fair for a team, especially a top team, to have to sacrifice quality in order to get an English player. There simply aren't enough good English players for the top sides to buy, so they have to look elsewhere! But these foreigners improve the English game, and help the young talent that is coming through.Originally Posted by el-zilcho
As for England, I'm a Liverpool first and foremost and then an England fan. I'd rather see Liverpool win the League than England win the World Cup. I also don't support English clubs in Europe, other than obviously Liverpool, however after Liverpool I'd like to see Arsenal do well, but there are still teams who I'd rather see win it, like Real Madrid or Milan. If another English team won the Champions League I'd hate the media buzzing off them all day every day. And in the Uefa Cup I don't care about the English teams to be honest, of course it wouldn't be bad if one won it, but I'm not too bothered - as long as Everton don't win it, but we all know that's not going to happen!
Hmm I wouldn't personally blame Benitez, as he undoubtedly a master tactician, one of the best in the business. He has every angle covered in every game. I think it's simply that the players haven't been performing on the pitch, plus a few key injuries. If you look at the players who have played in the disappointing games, you would have to agree that there has been enough quality there to win the game.Originally Posted by StumpedV.2
I think the players have to take as much credit as Sven for Man City's early success. Of course Sven has brought them in, trained them, and directed them, but at the end of the day it's down to the players to gel with each other and produce the goods on the pitch, which is certainly what they have done.This years surprise package so far, though i dread to say it, is Manchester City. That man Sven has made them into a force to be reckoned with it seems, If only he was still England manager and not that McClown fella.
Note: Elano is awesome.
First thing's first. Get McClaren out. He is a joke. I've been saying it from day one! If we qualify then it wasn't down to him, it's down to Israel helping us! But if we don't qualify, then you have to blame McClaren for a poor, poor team selection. Of course some players are to blame as well, e.g. Lampard, for being useless, but McClaren just isn't the right man for the job.Originally Posted by el-zilcho
I would LOVE to see 'The Special One' take the England job! I could see him bringing us success. I do not believe that he would simply choose Lampard over Gerrard, as I think he knows Gerrard is better. Remember he was dying to sign him for Chelsea? Mourinho isn't stupid and just wouldn't play Lampard instead. He either wouldn't play Lampard, or, Mourinho is that good that he could probably find a system to incorporate Gerrard and Lampard, allowing the best of both abilities.