THE VOTE: Was this really England’s ‘worst win ever’?

Ollie Irish

29th, March 2007

5 Comments

Football365, a site I check out regularly, is calling England’s 3-0 defeat of Andorra ‘England’s worst win ever’. Help me out here, but I’m not sure how a 3-0 away win in a live qualifying match can be deemed our ‘worst win ever’ and a ‘new low’? I’d argue that England were worse in defeating Ecuador and Paraguay at the World Cup last summer. Yes, we lacked imagination and drive in the first half, but Andorra never looked like scoring, did everything they could to disrupt the game, and we still dominated the match, totally. And I thought Steve McClaren’s substitutes were pretty much spot-on. And it’s the first time England have scored three goals in a competitive match away from home in more than five years. A new low? For F365, maybe.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I disagree. The first half has got to be England’s worst performance yet. Bear in mind that Paraguay and Ecuador are pretty populated countries where football is the number one sport, but Andorra has about as much people as Guildford in it with only a single professional footballer amongst their ranks.
    Lampard is gone, but there have to be a couple of more players with their head on the chopping block.
    Rooney is supposed to be a striker but he added about as much as a streaker. Best footballer in the world, don’t make me laugh. Defoe and Nugent were about a million times better: pacy, positive and hungry for a win. My cap off to both of them, especially Defoe who doesn’t even get a lot of first team football nowadays.
    BTW, You mention the Paraguay and Ecuador games, but I reckon the Trinidad game was a lot worse still.

  2. J.J. says:

    I disagree. The first half has got to be England’s worst performance yet. Bear in mind that Paraguay and Ecuador are pretty populated countries where football is the number one sport, but Andorra has about as much people as Guildford in it with only a single professional footballer amongst their ranks.
    Lampard is gone, but there have to be a couple of more players with their head on the chopping block.
    Rooney is supposed to be a striker but he added about as much as a streaker. Best footballer in the world, don’t make me laugh. Defoe and Nugent were about a million times better: pacy, positive and hungry for a win. My cap off to both of them, especially Defoe who doesn’t even get a lot of first team football nowadays.
    BTW, You mention the Paraguay and Ecuador games, but I reckon the Trinidad game was a lot worse still.

  3. OmegaSupremeho says:

    First of all playing Andorra is completely pointless. It’s not even a good day out for the minows since they can’t look back with pride on their behaivour.
    This game to me was all about pressure and they dealt with it. Let’s not get caught up in the hysteria, they narrowly avoided a banana skin.
    P.S. Rooney is a nothing player brat.

  4. Ahmed Bilal says:

    You trust F365?
    hahahaha…

  5. Ollie, Pies Ed. says:

    Don’t trust them at all Ahmed! – mostly they peddle self-righteous, self-serving nonsense.