I’m not jumping on the bandwagon, England have been disappointing me for years. My loyalties are somewhat divided in any case, my old man is Scottish but my Grandad played for England. I see myself as English though and there is nothing I like more than going out with mates cheering on the side in the big competitions.
What does wind me up is people like Steven Gerrard constantly giving the ball away and blasting free kicks into row z for England, then going out for Liverpool 3 days later playing out of his skin and pinging free kicks into the top corner. I know players have off games but his performance in the last Croatia game was atrocious. Every time Ledley King has played for England, he’s been immense, either Man of the Match or very close to it. That’s what the country wants to see, everyone giving 110% and playing for their shirts, not living off their reputations.
I don’t agree with the fans booing the players or giving Fat Frank a load of grief. Why pay to go to the game just to do that? If you don’t like it, don’t go. Empty seats will get the FA acting a lot quicker if it’s change that you want.
It’s quite likely we won’t have any Tottenham players in an England shirt tonight, but we will have a couple turning out for Croatia. One Spurs fan said to me they want to see our players turn it on and stuff England. I don’t share that attitude, but I’d be happy for Modric to show why we paid so much money for his signature and England still get a point.
Nothing would please me more than for the England team to win convincingly against Croatia but I just don’t see that happening, so why not hope for a good performance from the Spurs lads no matter what short they are in?