More On Why England Are Still Rubbish And José’s New Approach To Life

Posted: September 6, 2018 in Arsenal, Chelsea, England, Football, International Football, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Opinion, Tottenham Hotspur
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England’s superiority complex is what had held them back over the years. They have actually had some half-decent teams since winning the World Cup in 1966 but have usually gone out of tournaments meekly every time.

It is fair to say that this complex has become inverted and England have gone into most competitions expecting to be leaving for home early. They had, for many years, an inferiority complex, despite their supporters expecting them to win everything in which they have been involved for the last 52 years.

Now it is becoming clear as to why this has been happening. Using completely irrational logic they now think that LOSING a World Cup semi-final to a team ranked eight places below them in the world order is a successful tournament.

Well, here’s some news for you, it isn’t! Having had the easiest of draws which included them scraping past a poor Tunisian team, running riot against Panama and then losing to Belgium reserves, they then went on to beat Columbia on penalties and Sweden, again two teams ranked below them.

In the semi-final they met yet another team ranked below them, Croatia, and they lost.

Can somebody please explain to us here at WSA how the heck this can be spun as a success?

People were going on about the “feelgood factor” whatever that is. How can English football supporters feel good about their team not reaching the final of this World Cup? Just because the majority of past England teams have been abject failures does not make this one successful.

Had this team contained the likes of Lineker, Shearer, Gascoigne, Lampard or Gerrard, they may well have gone on to lift the trophy but it wasn’t to be. Why wasn’t it to be? Because the team and the manager AREN’T GOOD ENOUGH!

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England may have stood a chance with these two in the team

Not good enough to beat Croatia in the semi-final. Not good enough to beat Belgium reserves in the group stage then not good enough to beat Belgium in the 3rd/4th place play-off.

France were good enough to beat Belgium. Then they were good enough to beat Croatia so they were successful and won the trophy. How can a team who lost to those two countries consider themselves as being in any way, shape, or form “successful”?

Anyway, they will shortly have the chance to prove that they are a good team by beating Spain at Wembley then Switzerland in Leicester. Not that this will actually prove very much as both of these teams were disappointing in the World Cup, so beating them should not really be a major problem.

What will be a major problem will be if they don’t beat them. We don’t feel the need for the points we have raised about this team to be justified, after all, they are there for everybody to see. If they lose to either Spain or Switzerland, even after the withdrawal of two very average players in Raheem Sterling and Adam Lallana, they will have maintained a poor run which started with their loss to Croatia and will be proving, yet again, that they are trying to punch well above their weight and failing abysmally.

But, if the great English press, management and football supporters wish to regard the team’s exploits as successful, then who are we to argue?

And finally…..

The nice José Mourinho is taking some getting used to. Is it really just a ploy or are we seeing the real person squeezing through that thick skin?

Fresh from handing out presents to United fans at Turf Moor, having previously applauded them at Old Trafford after losing to Tottenham, he actually smiled when recalling that his team had beaten Burnley and he could now start to concentrate on a title challenge with the United faithful firmly behind him.

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As part of his new approach José Mourinho makes himself available for kisses from the fans after each game

He may also have found it rather amusing to watch the plane carrying the message, “Ed Woodward, specialist in failure” flying overhead, despite saying he didn’t see it.

The blame for United’s recent poor results has certainly shifted to Woodward who is being blamed for not backing his manager in the last transfer window when he wanted to buy a sixth centre-back and the CEO refused his request.

Sorry but, although we have no time for Woodward and his interfering in matters about which he knows very little, the buck stops with Mourinho as manager.

At least he appears to now realise this and is doing something about it.

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Comments
  1. Bernard Kroczek says:

    Unless Mourinho undergoes a complete psychological makeover United will win nothing of value under his leadership. Hopefully, what we we have seen over the past few hours is the start of something good. We’ll see against Watford.

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  2. RedMe says:

    I’m not so sure that Spain won’t beat England now they have a new manager and a good one .

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