Could Wayne Rooney be England’s jinx?

Ollie Irish

19th, October 2007

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77370204.jpgHe may be the most gifted player of his generation but why is Wayne Rooney always involved for the wrong reasons when England go out of a major tournament, or possibly qualifying match?
The early signs were good when he burst on to the international scene – man of the match against Turkey to secure a draw that took us to Euro 2004 where he set the tournament alight…until.
His first metatarsal injury in the quarter-finals against Portugal obviously wasn’t his fault but once gone a dispirited England went on to lose. And his goal against Croatia during that tournament was his last competitive strike for England before Wednesday.
He was rushed back after another broken toe to supposedly save us during the 2006 World Cup but his sending off for ‘ball stamping’ in a rematch against Portugal led to another exit.
And now, while he scored a sensational opener against Russia on Wednesday, it was his mistimed tackle that (outside of the box or not) led to Russia’s comeback – and we all know how that ended.
Could Wayne Rooney be England’s jinx?

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  1. OmegaSupreme says:

    He seems to disrupt the flow of the team somehow. Could his forthright style upset some of the egos in the team ? They’re not on his wavelength which causes him frustration, which causes his angry face which causes them to get pissed off.

  2. xorg says:

    And don’t forget the match against Northern Ireland when he lost his temper with His Holiness Mr Beckham!
    “Well, I ain’t superstitious but a Wayne Rooney just crossed my path…”

  3. Anonymous says:

    I reckon it’s that wee scouse pixie taking a dislike to the stocky scouse troll and putting a pixie hex on the side. The metatarsal saga was the pixie cursing the troll with a hex called “fragility” that all pixies seem to suffer. Somehow it seems that all England strikers have been hexxed apart from that jolly red giant, who never gets played now anyways.

  4. hollis says:

    I reckon it’s that wee scouse pixie taking a dislike to the stocky scouse troll and putting a pixie hex on the side. The metatarsal saga was the pixie cursing the troll with a hex called “fragility” that all pixies seem to suffer. Somehow it seems that all England strikers have been hexxed apart from that jolly red giant, who never gets played now anyways.

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