Euro 2012 – Ukraine and Poland

October 23, 2006

Rooney’s Talent, Temper Grabs Headlines

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The News Review:

* Fanzone – Forums
* England suffers a dispiriting defeat
* Ferguson takes up for Rooney
* Rooney’s Talent, Temper Grabs Headlines
* Daily Times – Leading News Resource of Pakistan
* RTÉ Sport: O’Neill wants Petrov to reconsider
* AJ has the ability to get England scoring
* Big guns blaze but England fire blanks
* Uefa battle launched on Russian front

Fanzone – Forums
UEFA – Oct 14, 2006
After that, between World Cups, he joined Bayern where he was never successful in the CL, he wasn’t also nothing special in Euro 2004, and he had an average World Cup this year, not even half of what he played 4 years ago. Why people keep including him in theirs “best player lists”? And he was noting for Chelsea so far, the best thing he did for us to notice him was being sent off! Cristiano Ronaldo- Another player who is the opposite from Klose! While Klose had to work a lot to earn people’s respect, he earned “sudden fame” for the simple fact he signed for Manchester United! What other reason can it be for his fame? He never won a Championship (in Portugal and England), not to mention bigger things like the CL, European or World Cups. He is still to score a goal in the Champions League, after 4 seasons! 19 games without a single goal! He is not a striker, but he is a side forward (winger), he should score some goals. Will he score against FC Copenhagen, or are they too good for him? For Portugal, he was average at the World Cup. He only scored once, a penalty against Iran, he had a good game against England, but against France he was average… After that, between World Cups, he joined Bayern where he was never successful in the CL, he wasn’t also nothing special in Euro 2004, and he had an average World Cup this year, not even half of what he played 4 years ago. Why people keep including him in theirs “best player lists”? And he was noting for Chelsea so far, the best thing he did for us to notice him was being sent off! Cristiano Ronaldo- Another player who is the opposite from Klose! While Klose had to work a lot to earn people’s respect, he earned “sudden fame” for the simple fact he signed for Manchester United! What other reason can it be for his fame? He never won a Championship (in Portugal and England), not to mention bigger things like the CL, European or World Cups. He is still to score a goal in the Champions League, after 4 seasons! 19 games without a single goal! He is not a striker, but he is a side forward (winger), he should score some goals. Will he score against FC Copenhagen, or are they too good for him? For Portugal, he was average at the World Cup. He only scored once, a penalty against Iran, he had a good game against England, but against France he was average. Already this season for Portugal, he was the “king of football” against Azerbaijan, but some days later he was average against Poland.

England suffers a dispiriting defeat
Taipei Times – Oct 13, 2006
Otherwise normal service was resumed as world champions Italy won their second successive match with a 3-1 away win on a rainy night in Georgia, Germany continued their seemingly remorseless rise back to the top of the table with a 4-1 walloping of Slovakia in Bratislava and World Cup finalists France rebounded from Saturday’s 1-0 defeat by Scotland to beat Faroe Islands 5-0. Scotland suffered a reaction to their glorious Saturday by losing 2-0 away at Ukraine — though they retained the lead in Group B by virtue of their head-to-head record with the French. Elsewhere Wales and the Republic of Ireland saved face — and perhaps their respective coach’s jobs John Toshack and Steve Staunton — as the Welsh beat Cyprus — 5-2 victors over the Irish on Saturday — 3-1 while the Republic of Ireland drew 1-1 at home to Euro 2004 semi-finalists Czech Republic. England’s defeat, though, was the standout result of the night as McClaren’s decision to play 3-5-2 — in response to the underwhelming 0-0 home draw with Macedonia on Saturday — came off distinctly second best to Croatia and their coach Slaven Bilic. Goals by Edouardo Da Silva and a desperate own-goal by Gary Neville — who had never scored for England before but probably would have preferred not to get off the mark in this fashion — did for England. However, McClaren, who took over from Sven-Goran Eriksson after the World Cup, was not going to hide behind his players over excuses for the defeat. “It was my decision to change… However, McClaren, who took over from Sven-Goran Eriksson after the World Cup, was not going to hide behind his players over excuses for the defeat. “It was my decision to change. We’ve lost the game so obviously the tactics did not work,” he said. “The team tried and the players did the jobs they were told to do. It has not worked and we have lost the game. ”
He also accepted in admirable style that he expected to get a full blast from an English media never shy about attacking England managers and especially those who don’t believe he deserved the job in the first place. “It is part of the job,” McClaren said.

Ferguson takes up for Rooney
TVNZ – Oct 14, 2006
Rooney’s has not scored since the opening game of the season andhas not found the net for England since Euro 2004, but Ferguson isstanding by the 20-year-old. “You are obviously hoping I might say that’s the end of WayneRooney, or something like that, and you’re actually hoping thatyourself, I think,” Ferguson told reporters. “It makes great headlines for you but you know deep down andevery defender in the country knows deep down that the lad is goingto come to life, there’s no question about that. “He just needs the games and he needs to focus on what we aretelling him and not listen to what the press are telling him. “Sometimes young players start believing what they read in thepapers and it can be self-destructive.

Rooney’s Talent, Temper Grabs Headlines
Washington Post – Oct 23, 2006
When he broke a bone in his foot near the end of last season, Rooney’s chances of playing at the World Cup were thrown into doubt. Although the bone healed quicker than expected, he was rushed back into training as the team left for Germany. When he was sent to play, he clearly was not sharp. So much was expected of Rooney, especially with England struggling and eking out victories over modest teams such as Paraguay, Trinidad & Tobago and Ecuador. When it came for Rooney to perform well in the quarterfinal against Portugal, he was a big letdown. After struggling for 62 minutes, he was sent off for stepping on the groin of Portugal’s Ricardo Carvalho, ending his World Cup. Although he scored twice in Manchester United’s 5-1 victory over Fulham on the opening day of this season, Rooney was sidelined by suspensions… When he returned, his form didn’t. All the tricks, passes and dribbles Rooney once found so easy just didn’t happen. He hasn’t scored for United in 10 games since the start of the season, and hasn’t scored in a competitive game for England since the Euro 2004 quarterfinal. Although he’s looked better in United’s last two games, he still hasn’t scored, and that seems to be preying on his mind. The longer he goes without scoring, the longer Manchester United goes without winning the Premier or Champions Leagues, the longer England goes without a title, the more frustrated Rooney will become. As his talent battles with his temper, there’s no guarantee which one will emerge the winner.

Daily Times – Leading News Resource of Pakistan
Daily Times – Oct 20, 2006
NFSBIH?s set-up and functioning mirror the political situation in Bosnia, split into autonomous Muslim-Croat and Serb halves since the 1992-95 war, with three ethnic groups constantly squabbling about how to live and work together. Barbarez was the last of a talented generation which had given fans hope that the national team could serve as a catalyst for change at home where corrupt and ugly soccer is the norm. Coach Blaz Sliskovic, one of Bosnia?s finest players ever, has built during his four-year reign a team that almost qualified for Euro 2004 and this year?s World Cup, keeping their hopes alive until the final matches. International retirements: In a country where half the population supports the national teams of either Serbia or Croatia, the team led by Barbarez, son of a Serb father and a Muslim mother, came to symbolise the ideal future of Bosnian soccer. The ageing players could not last forever, though. Barbarez?s decision came after the international retirements of long-time stalwarts such as the national team?s all-time top scorer Elvir Bolic and Bayern Munich?s Hasan Salihamdizic in the last two months. They were the most prominent of a group of players who emerged before the war and went on to have big careers abroad… Coach Blaz Sliskovic, one of Bosnia?s finest players ever, has built during his four-year reign a team that almost qualified for Euro 2004 and this year?s World Cup, keeping their hopes alive until the final matches. International retirements: In a country where half the population supports the national teams of either Serbia or Croatia, the team led by Barbarez, son of a Serb father and a Muslim mother, came to symbolise the ideal future of Bosnian soccer. The ageing players could not last forever, though. Barbarez?s decision came after the international retirements of long-time stalwarts such as the national team?s all-time top scorer Elvir Bolic and Bayern Munich?s Hasan Salihamdizic in the last two months. They were the most prominent of a group of players who emerged before the war and went on to have big careers abroad. It is hard to imagine replacements emerging from cash-strapped league clubs struggling to stay alive. ?The situation in domestic soccer has always been bad but it was until recently masked by the relative success of the national team,? said Jasmin Ligata, soccer writer for Sarajevo daily Oslobodjenje.

RTÉ Sport: O’Neill wants Petrov to reconsider
rte.ie – Oct 16, 2006
There is plenty to come from him at club and international level and it would be a shame if he does decide not to play for Bulgaria again. ‘I’ve had a brief chat to him about it and he has got some months ahead before the next round of European Championship qualifiers to maybe change his mind. ‘
O’Neill does not believe comparisons should be drawn between Petrov and Paul Scholes who retired from playing for England after Euro 2004 to concentrate on his career with Manchester United. He said: ‘Paul Scholes had proved himself to be a world-class footballer who felt he could no longer contribute to the same degree as he had been doing for England. ‘Stiliyan is developing into that but has got plenty to do yet. I think when he eventually calls time on his career he will have proved himself but, like I said, he is still to peak which I think he will do in the next couple of seasons. ‘
O’Neill is playing down Villa’s fine start to the season and they are the only remaining unbeaten side in the Premiership.

AJ has the ability to get England scoring
Telegraph.co.uk – Oct 17, 2006
I like Crouch as a player. I think he is very good at holding up the ball and laying it off and when he gets chances on goal he is not a bad finisher. But he does not have the pace or strength to attack the areas behind defences, so he ends up coming into the same areas as Rooney. With Frank Lampard attacking this area from midfield it all starts to get a bit congested. You can’t, of course, drop Rooney. He’s not in the best vein of form at the moment, but he is England’s best player and must start. He is one of the best in the world for finding space between defence and midfield, but on Wednesday even he struggled… He is one of the best in the world for finding space between defence and midfield, but on Wednesday even he struggled. If you played Johnson, or even someone like Darren Bent, it would get defenders worrying about leaving too much room behind them and give Rooney more licence to play in front. Just look at how he revelled in playing with Owen at Euro 2004. Stretching the game like this has the knock-on effect of giving more space for Steven Gerrard and Lampard to work in and would give Michael Carrick the chance to show the range of his incisive passing. In short, it would play to our strengths. I can understand McClaren has been put in a difficult position by Crouch’s recent goal glut. It is very hard to turn around and drop someone who is scoring regularly, but then Crouch’s goals have come against teams like Andorra, Jamaica and Trinidad.

Big guns blaze but England fire blanks
The Age – Oct 12, 2006
World champions Italy won 3-1 in Georgia, France bounced backfrom their shock defeat in Scotland on Saturday to beat the FaroeIslands 5-0, Germany won 4-1 in Slovakia and the Dutch overcameAlbania 2-1 as most matches went with the formbook. That result stretched the Netherlands’s unbeaten home run inEuropean qualifiers to a record-extending 39 matches since theylast lost at home in 1963. Even Greece, who have had a miserable time since winning Euro2004 and failed to reach this year’s World Cup finals, showedchampionship form with a 4-0 win in Bosnia to score their third winin three and maintain a perfect start in Group C. The major upset of the night came in Ta’Qali where Malta beatonce-mighty Hungary 2-1. Although Hungary have disintegrated as a soccer nation since theheady days of the 1950s when they boasted the finest team in theworld, they have reached a new low with this defeat. It was Malta’sfirst win in a European qualifier for 24 years. It was also a notable night for Hakan Sukur who scored four inTurkey’s 5-0 win over Moldova to take his international tally forhis country to 50 as Turkey, like Greece, maintained their 100 percent start to their Group C campaign… Germany were also untroubled in Slovakia where Lukas Podolskimade amends for his weekend red card in a friendly against Georgiawith two goals. Michael Ballack and Bastian Schweinsteiger scoredthe others. Croatia, who crushed Andorra 7-0 on Saturday, did not havethings quite that easy against a poor England side, who failed toscore for the second time in five days after their 0-0 draw withMacedonia on Saturday. Croatia, though, were not flattered by the 2-0 scoreline andtheir 29-match competitive home run was rarely threatened. They were only denied in the first half because of a superbdisplay from England goalkeeper Paul Robinson but he was beatentwice in eight minutes midway through the second half. First, Eduardo da Silva’s looping header drifted over Robinsoninto the net and then he conceded a calamitous own goal from GaryNeville whose harmless-looking back pass hit a divot and rolledunder the keeper’s boot as he prepared to clear. Two teams lost their 100 per cent records – Scotland and CzechRepublic.

Uefa battle launched on Russian front
Telegraph.co.uk – Oct 20, 2006
In particular, he will highlight the launch of the Champions League which, since 1992, has generated €5 billion, out of which some €635 million has been redistributed to national associations. Johansson is particularly keen to make these points in Moscow because the Eastern Bloc feel they have received step-motherly treatment ever since the collapse of the old Soviet empire. Platini has already made much of their disaffection. He has often visited eastern Europe, which is considered a strong base for him, and his trip to London, during which he will host a lunch-time meeting at an hotel in the capital, is clearly an attempt to cultivate the powers-that-be over here. Johansson will also be in London at the beginning of November when he will use his visit to launch his manifesto… Johansson will also be in London at the beginning of November when he will use his visit to launch his manifesto. In theory, the Football Association ought to back Johansson if for no other reason than to make up for the fact that in 1998, when the Swede stood for the Fifa presidency, the FA said they would back him and then changed their minds and backed Sepp Blatter. But the FA are keeping their cards close to their chest and I am told that even if they back Johansson they may not openly declare their hand.

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