IFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2809 times:
Frankie boy gets booed mostly because his lack of a strong all round game is exposed when he plays for England. In layman's terms, he's shit. Well, maybe not shit, but he's not the best the country has to offer. Gerrard is much better. Barry is much better. I'd even take Joey Barton or Kevin Nolan over Frank Lampard. Or even Paul Scholes.
Chelsea's style has allowed Lampard to become prominent because he gets 10 or more shots per game with them, with perhaps 1 of them getting in. But when you looks at how he is played, he's a receiver, not a playmaker. His passing lacks accuracy. His positioning lacks thoughts. Perhaps most importantly, his game lacks consistency.
Booing him isn't really the right thing to do, but I can understand it. Really though, the boos should be directed at Steve McClown for playing him. Even yesterday when he came on as a sub, he didn't impact the game one bit, except give away a few passes and looks knackered after going barely more than a warm up. McClown only has a handful of ideas, and while they might work when playing the likes of Russia and Estonia, they will come undone spectacularly next summer at the hands of...well pretty much anyone else in the tournament. I would love to see England pitted against Scotland, because Scotland have looked just magnificent in recent games, and I think would beat England comfortably and spell the end of McClown's reign. He's not the right kind of manager that England need for success. Never has been, never will be.