In Photos: England Beat Slovenia 1-0

Paul Sorene

23rd, June 2010


Paul Sorene

ENGLAND beats Slovenia 1-0 in World Cup photos: Did you enjoy that? England played with verve, skill, spirit and guile. Slovenia were average. And they fashioned a chance that had Fabio Capello reaching for the chain on his portable toilet. Who’s up next? Germany. Bring ‘em on. The penalty spot awaits…

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  1. WCFan says:

    Wow, “verve, skill, spirit and guile” and “average.” No bias here. Lets be honest both teams played average. England tied a weak American side, they tied a weak Algerian side, and they beat a weak Slovenian side. Before you start the boasting train why don’t you let England beat a side that’s actually supposed to be a challenge for them. All England has managed to do so far is just squeek into the round of 16 by playing poor football, Germany or Serbia won’t be as easy as any of the previous three games.

  2. dennis says:

    And ‘zee Germans’ it is, looking forward to it!

  3. Bawly says:

    The show of unity at the end of the game…….. What a deperate attempt to show the world that England are a ‘team’…!!! Yeah right. You can see the tension in the camp and the divide.

    JT and Gerrard were calling people into the circle for a hug. Look at Argentina, they hug and celebrate without thinking about it. They are a team, And a good one.

    1 nil against the Slovenians. Joke, lucky not to be 1-1. Rooney couldn’t lace Messi’s boots. Please don’t mention them in the same sentence

  4. Deckard says:

    As an England fan you oughta be concerned I reckon. But as a neutral, hell yeah I’m looking forward to it :D

  5. El Tigre Chino says:

    This is worth a look.

    Well, Gary Lineker had good news for the English nation yesterday, telling them the BBC’s sources had reliably informed him Stevie would be playing through the middle against Slovenia, “at the head of the diamond”.
    Gary, the two Als, Hansen and Shearer, and Lee Dixon then based their entire pre-match analysis on their source’s disclosure, which was unfortunate because the information was thoroughly incorrect.
    Roy Hodgson tried to warn them, insisting Stevie would, most probably, play on the left, but Lee Dixon hoped, trusted and prayed he was wrong.
    “If he’s playing on the left today we should all pack up and go home,” he sighed.
    Match time. Stevie on the left. Lee dusting down his rucksack. But wait, goal. England. Up and running?
    Hansen: “Once England got the goal the confidence levels surged, they were excellent.”
    Eamon Dunphy: “They just didn’t grow in confidence at all after the goal.”
    Lineker: “The goal really settled them, didn’t it? They pushed on from there.”
    Ronnie Whelan: “You’d think they’d have kicked on from when they scored, but they actually got worse.”
    Roy: “England’s crossing has been absolutely outstanding.”
    Giles: “Some of the crossing was just awful.”
    Shearer: “Rooney looks more confident, he’s getting around the pitch a lot better.”
    Dunphy: “It’s shocking to see Rooney so subdued, he’s been reduced to a shivering wreck.”
    Shearer: “They look much more comfortable on the ball, they’re passing it with a purpose, with pace, they’re closing down – a much better performance, it’s encouraging.”
    Giles: “They’re much better than they have been, but they couldn’t have been worse.”
    No arguments, then. Second half. England held on. Full-time. Ready?
    Lee Dixon: “A great performance.”
    Dunphy: “Shocking . . . absolutely incredibly bad . . . pretty awful stuff.”
    Hansen: “The commitment was there, the spirit was there, the enterprise was there, the creativity was there, they passed it better – they could have scored five or six quite easily. Capello will obviously be delighted with the performance.”
    Giles: “If that’s the shackles off what’ll they be like when the shackles are back on?”
    ’Arry Redknapp: “We played with pace, we got after them, we pressed them, there wasn’t a weakness in the team.”
    Dunphy: “They were astonishingly poor.”
    Lineker: “He looked more like the Rooney we know.”
    Ronnie: “Rooney is a major worry, his form, his body language, his demeanour, everything.”
    Dixon: “Gerrard was outstanding.”
    Dunphy: “I can’t believe how bad Gerrard was today.”
    ’Arry: “Across midfield we were top drawer.”
    Giles: “Barry got worse as the game went on, Milner, Gerrard and Lampard the same.”
    ’Arry: “Bring it on! Whoever we play we’ll be difficult to beat.”
    Ronnie: “If they don’t improve they’ll go straight out, it was a very, very inept performance.”

  6. El Tigre Chino says:

    The above is the comparison of the analysis of the England – Slovenia by the crazy Irish RTE panel of pundits and the boring BBC panel of pundits. One side is made up of controversy whores and the other is made up of blatantly biased idiots. I think if you meet in the middle of both of these analyses you get the truest judgement of England’s performance. Very, very average but better the first two games. Milner got better as the game went on though.

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