Our chances rest on Rooney staying fit. If he gets injured, then we're screwed no matter who we have taken as back-up. So I'd only bring Rooney, Crouch and Defoe as strikers. Bent's first touch and general all round game isn't good enough for international football.mrblackbat wrote:That's the glass half full way of looking at it. My view would be that Walcott saw a lot of the ball and did precisely nothing with it; exemplified when he and Johnson had a perfect overlap going, for them both to try and shirk all responsibilty and once again fail to get a cross in.Joe wrote:The static, dire, unimaginative first half meant that neither Walcott or Lennon were given the chance to impress.Joe wrote:I like the idea of playing both Walcott and Lennon. Hopefully we'll see a different approach to the game this time.
I do hope Joe Cole gets a chance to impress though.
I was glad Joe Cole played well though. That should cement his place on the plane.
Hopefully Heskey and Bent did enough to warrant NOT being included in the last 23.
So, if you're not going to take Bent or Heskey (I agree on the latter, and feel very sorry for Bent who simply doesn't get the chances he deserves), who are you going to take up front?
We can take an extra one of the wingers this way, who I think will be more important in complimenting Rooney. We have multiple players who can fill the role of playing off Rooney if Gerrard was to get injured.