Banco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 54 Reply 8, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 758 times:
Of the new players, Bridge did pretty well in the first half. It is a shame he was injured, but since we are not exactly rich in left sided players he has a chance of going to the World Cup. Ricketts didn't do anything wrong, but he's more one for the future I think. Vassell was fantastic! He caused the Dutch problems all night, and rounded it off with a cracker of a goal. Since he can play on the left, he does have a good chance of getting in the World Cup squad. Don't forget, last time round Michael Owen was in the same position.
I thought England were excellent last night, and were a bit unlucky not to win. Holland only had one serious attack, and they scored from it via a big deflection. They may have missed out on Japan, but they're still one of the best sides in the world, and England neutralised them last night. Very, very promising.
Beckham was his usual awesome self, Gerrard was excellent and Scholes played his best game for England for a while which was good to see.
The defence looked MUCH better than it has done, and that also is good for the summer.
Shame the Dutch wouldn't close the roof though as England requested.
She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.