The more I think about it, the more I can't believe how bad England played in the World Cup. Oh how they must be kicking themselves. If Green doesn't make that error. If Lampard's goal is counted. If this or that and so on.
But if they win their group they would have played Ghana instead of Germany and then had the chance to play Uruguay for a place in the semifinals. The semifinals. It's just amazing that a team with so much quality, from Rooney to Gerrard to Terry and Cole, they can't even put together a few good performances. Who's fault was it? Capello and the $9 million a year they're paying him. Don't think he has to take all of the responsibility for the dismal performances.
The Robert Green gaffe could be the main reason for their downfall. The pressure mounted after that mistake. It was like a curse. And after the tie with the United States: everything became difficult.
Looking back I guess it was all there, they would win games or friendlies but with set pieces and never played as a team. They beat Mexico prior to the World Cup but were out played.
Where do they go from here, I think they've got to look at adding speed and skill. I don't know why they didn't bring on Lennon or Shawn Wright Philips versus Germany. Start those two players. And they should have kept Adam Johnson in the team. They needed some creativity something with some energy. Someone who is dynamic. Certainly that wouldn't be the only answer, but it's a start.
Rio Ferdinand's injury and missing out hurt a lot.
But the biggest loss was Wayne Rooney. He just didn't show up. Why? I wish he'd say something about it besides how the England fans were booing. Was he tired. Of course. But this is the World Cup. At least he didn't spit at the camera after losing like Cristiano Ronaldo did.