England are on their way home after being comprehensively outplayed by Germany. Defensively they were a total shambles and the attitude of some of the players was shocking, personally, I would not even consider calling up a couple to the squad ever again and we are talking senior players here. All is clearly not right within the camp, Fabio has made errors and the decision to take off Defoe and replace him with the far from prolific Heskey when 4-1 down with 20 minutes to play, defies belief. Peter Crouch has scored a lot of goals for his country and has been left warming the bench for virtually all of this tournament.
They were denied a clear goal at 1-2, which could easily have turned the course of the game, but I am not sure that long term that would have been good for the english game, which needs a major overhaul. Fabio made it clear he is not going to resign and on £6m p.a and with a new two year contract in his pocket, the reasons are clear, to get rid of him and his large backroom staff is going to cost a fortune.
I find this all a little depressing, so am going to leave it at that.
I have three selections today, including one maximum bet and will put some brief notes about a couple on the blog later this morning.