EDIT: Okay I've totally missed the thread beneath this :p
EDIT: guess the triallist game. with pictures and now names too by rosseden22 Jul 22:10 so they posted a picture. let the guessing begin......
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left to right (courtesy of Old Git and Shelsfan)
Ryan Robinson (no.5)
Dylan Connolly (no.7)
was how well Costa Rica played in the first game and secondly how costly that loss to Italy was, when England saw the group they probably had Italy and Costa Rica down as the most winnable games, tackling the Copa America Champions in South America was always going to be a tall order.
It's easy to be despondent after these two narrow defeats, whilst we're almost certainly going out of this World Cup too early, there is at least promise for the future.
There's no doubt offensively we're going to be far more of a handful in the coming years, that much is clear. The problem looks like it may be our defence, which I suppose ironically used to be our undoubted strength.
In all seriousness though, they've done their homework here, they've pressed us and been hard in the tackle, we've not been given a lot of space to play.
In contrast we're standing off and giving the likes of Suarez and Cavani too much space, typified by their goal. They've worked a lot harder than Italy did and they've nullified the majority of our attacking threat, we need a serious improvement in the second half, the longer it goes on like this, the more desperate and wasteful we'll get!
Other countries have this rule but we don't have it in the English leagues do we? An utterly puzzling rule given keepers are generally the biggest player on the field
Why were FIFA rolling out the goal line technology on a goal which hit the back of the net also, very puzzling. It was if they were to keen show how much of a nonsense they thought the technology actually was.