England 2-1 Hungary – Captain Gerrard To The Rescue

Ollie Irish

12th, August 2010


By Ollie Irish

For a while there it looked like England were about to lose on their own patch against a team with a goalkeeper wearing tracksuit bottoms . Holy shit, that would have been embarrassing. Happily for Capello and England, captain Steven Gerrard stepped up to the plate, scoring two goals the first was good, the second was world-class, the sort of phone-booth finish Kaka might have pulled off in his prime:

I was at Wembley to watch the match (many thanks to our friends at Umbro for that), and I thought it was an enjoyable match, made all the more enjoyable by some panto booing from England’s most ‘special’ fans. Our World Cup flops were booed as their names boomed out over the PA, then there were boos at half-time after no goals were scored, then their were boos when Hungary took the lead (totally against the run of play, by the way). Then Wayne Rooney was booed when he was taken off, prompting Wazza to respond with some very sarcastic applause to all corners of Wembley; strangely, the sarcastic applause

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  1. Ping Yang says:

    I’ve said this time and time again that I WANT Lampard to leave the England team. He’s done his part, a big majority of the fans (including that dick weed Ollie) don’t want him so why doesn’t he pull a Paul Scholes and leave. Focus on club football, he is not getting any younger. Several times when he did play well for England a couple of years ago, he was getting booed. So come on Lamps, forget about England (save your energy for Chelsea), you attended the world cup that is enough. Sit back and watch England lose in the qualification rounds. I know I will.

  2. MarkieMark says:

    “Dick Weed Ollie”!!! Very respectful!!!

  3. Ted Balls says:

    It’s really looking like that captain’s armband has given Gerrard a new lease of life with England. It’ll be a shame if Rio Ferdinand automatically reverts to being captain when fit just because he’s a central defender. Gerrard is much more convincing.

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