english football journalists disgust me!!! Headline reads 'McCLAREN LOSES AGAIN'?
I agree that McLaren should be applauded for this. Ryan is a conceipted idiot who should not be trying to jump on the Macca bashing band wagon. Why shouldn't he pay like everyone else? To answer about knocking the manager, Personally I think that McLaren was on a loser from the moment he took the job. Ok the team isn't playing great but we should be backing him not slating him and the boys for some indifferent form. I for one think we will qualify for the euro's and do quite well there. Then McLaren can stick two fingers up to all his detractors!
why are england loosing to croatia is it because steve mcclaren is a tosser?
CROATIA NAILED THE FINAL NAIL IN THE COFFIN FOR ENGLAND. I HOPE THEM GETTING BOOTED OUT OF THE EUROS WILL SERVE AS A WAKE UP CALL TO EVERYONE, THE FA, THE MANAGER, THE PLAYERS AND EVEN THE FANS WHO ARE EXPECTED TO GET BEHIND THE TEAM.
i do have a soft spot for McLaren. After all he was United assistant coach when we won the treble. However sometimes an excellent assistant coach does not not always mean you will be a excellent head coach. Just ask Brian Kidd
It was hilarious!!! They showed it on 'Football focus' If i hadn't seen it on there I would of thought this was a fake-a joke-even at McClarens standards! He is clueless!!!!!!!! This just shows everyone what an idiot he is!!
lmao could you imagine how hilarious it would be if he spoke English in a Chineese accent?!!!
Will Steve McClaren have the nerve to drop Lampard? I believe he should be dropped without question.?
He should. But I doubt that whether he has the gut.
World Cup showed that Gerrard and Lampard can’t play together in the middle.
With Lampard in the squad, Macca has to put Gerrard out to the right, while Lampard can’t do anything as a attacking mid-fielder for England. Gerrard still scores goals even he’s playing out of position.
Why don’t simply put Gerrards in the middle, and Lennon on the right as a winger???
Do you English really hate Steve McClaren this much?
Oh my God! That man was soooooooo horrible!
Personally no i do not hate him. I do not believe that he is the right manager for the England job and would prefer Sam Allardyce or Steve Coppel over him any day.
But at the end of the day, every coach is a qualified coach and would do better than me and the vast majority of the English public.
He plays players out of position, bad move. I think its pretty obvious that Fatty Frank (Frank Lampard) and Stevie G can not play in the same midfield. Frank Lampard, though he had a decent game in midweek against Germany rarely ever plays good for England (only for Chav$ki!). He should be dropped.
Paul Robinson should be dropped as well, David James form is better than him. David Beckham was playing great for Real Madrid and he wasn't picked by Steve Mclaren then, so why when he is unfit?
He deserves a chance, but he better with the two euro qualifiers against Croatia and Israel , else the press and fans will go mad!
Do you think that new manager Steve McClaren can take England all the way?
No, too much effort to read that. All the way to another "we're threatening to win it all even though we have no skill and no creative attacking ideas" QF and out in 2010. Land of Eng once again prove how stupid they are when it comes to playing the game they co-invented with the Land of Scot.
1 defeat and the whole collapsed? Italy drew with Lithuania and lost to France, something that England 'achieved'. I didn't hear Italians moaning too loudly.
You don't get prizes for winning your group. There are 2 spots to Euro 2008, I am dead certain England will be in one of them.
carragher is one of most consistent defenders in the WORLD!! im a gunners fan n i think that the scouser is a great fighter..n yes steve is STUPID!! i mean wes brown???? y doesnt he put freakin owen in defence then??
Steve McClaren; "One of the saddest days of my career" - after his dismissal. Oh aye?
i think you are so right. like ppl say things like mcClaren should of never took the job cause he didnt have the experience OR steve stanton the previous irish manager should i never said yes to the FAI when they asked him if he knew he couldnt do the job.
but in fairness if you you where going to get such a high wage for doing your job and then just in the off chance that you couldnt do it they would give you a couple of million pounds pay off to stop working wouldnt you give it a shot?
i blame the ppl in charge the FA in england and the FAI in ireland for giving ppl who obviously dont have the credintials and knowledge to do the job the job! what are THEY thinking???
Maybe its THEM who cant do there job!!!
Is it true that Steve McClaren wants to recall Benny Hill to play as a goalkeeper ?
Let's face it mates - who scored that goal? It wasn't Paul Robinson; it is recorded against Gary Neville as an own goal. When we were taught how to play football, defenders were told not to pass the ball to their goalie between the posts but off it. However, the English don't seem to obey that rule; the defenders pass like that to the goalies at every premiership game. If Neville passed the ball off the goal posts, the ball could still have bubbled between Robinson's legs but it would've been a corner kick. You and I know that Robinson couldn't catch the ball because it was a back pass. And that bubble could beat any keeper - ask Lehman, Buffon, Dida. It is no use saying the pitch was bad. I have seen Chelsea's pitch in a worse state. You think Robinson is bad? Okay, bring on calamity James. The question is, is McClaren the man? 5-3-2 in 2006! Brazil will wallop the Three Lions 10-zero, with or without Benny Hill's ghost dashing from post to post.
What is Steve McClaren's excuse for 10 English Champions League finalists not playing in this summer's Euro's?
......he was too composed with what he did to the team. He was not worrying about the consequences of playing random lineups and formations during qualifying, and then decided it was time to change keepers in the last game. Stupid timing and he is just a f***ing prick.
Is it a "JOKE" if Steve McClaren becomes the next Villa manager?
I don't think he would be a bad signing, at least compared to your favoured Alan Curbishley. Alan has done all his management in the last 3 years on TV rather than on the pitch.
McClaren does have a boring yet functional style.
If you ask me, I'd say NONE OF THE ABOVE.
England Team, What would you do if you were in Steve McClaren's place?
Injuries to the 'regular' star players (Beckham, Lamps, Rooney, Hargreaves) resulted in positive results for McLaren, the players, and the country.
Although Israel and Russia are not among the topflight soccer nations, still there were strong indications that this England team (without the tried&trusted) can excel further when facing opponents like Croatia, Germany or Brazil.
It is a platform for McLaren to tweak further when the stars are injury-free and available.
I'd need to be aware NOT to pare Lamps and Gerrard together in the same game;
that the Heskey-Owen is a winning combination, works well enough and should be allowed to perform further before considering Crouch or Rooney to sub Owen or Heskey;
that Gareth Barry must now be considered as a mainstay instead of Becks;
that Lamps should be the automatic choice because of his winning goals (Liverpool has won big EPL games without Gerrard of late);
McLaren will be enjoying tweaking for the remainder qualifier games - I hope he will curb his natural appetite for 'big names' who may bog down the game for the rest; and be courageous enough to field the likes of Barry, Richards, Heskey-Owen. Players such as Andy Johnson and Alan Smith, Stuart Downing are mediocre at best.
Did you hear about Steve McClaren resigning from Nottingham Forest haha.?
no not a surprise, the thing is why did mcclaren even joined, he thinks his bigger than nottingham forest, moaning that he missed out on 2 PL players, regardless of the result, he still was gonna resign, nottingham forest shouldn't of sacked billy davies, like c'mon they were actually a team fighting for promotion when before that, they were fighting for relegation
I know he is a prolific goal-scorer, but does'nt Micheal Owen and Steve McClaren make you sick?
Stevie's head is up is #rse ... that I'll grant you ...
But in three (four?) previous questions you've been on with Owen and Heskey and that all ... and now this ...
Wasting these points does nae well.
Stop all this rubbish.
England will do fine.