Rooney to play for England one more time.

Discussion in 'General Football & Other Sport' started by hornetboy1, Nov 4, 2018.

  1. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

    I guess it's just a nice round number but 120 caps puts him one ahead of former Hornets goalkeeper Pat Jennings (boooo!) and level with another former Hornets goalkeeper Mart Poom.

    For sure it's to generate interest in what would be a pretty low key friendly but Southgate has said he see's the benefit of having a seasoned international involved with the squad.
     
  2. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    I agree, but as I said in another thread, if I had already purchased a ticket for this it would be returned as I can't stand the w***er.
     
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  3. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    Mostly against weaker teams like San Marino, though, which has been a longstanding criticism I happen to agree with. Every time he needed to step up against the big boys, he was anonymous.

    He played in three World Cup finals and has 1 goal to his name there, which says it all (the 2-1 loss to Uruguay in 2014). That's a dismal record.

    When it mattered, Rooney simply didn't produce at international level. Owen was a far superior player for us (pre-injury obviously) despite having less goals to his name.
     
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  4. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

  5. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Made worse by the amazing impact he'd made at the Euros as an 18? year old. So much potential. So little end product for England. Can barely remember a crucial impact in any of the 119 games bar those first few in the Euros eg Croatia.
     
  6. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    I think all friendly matches outside of qualification games for a World Cup or continental competition should not count as caps or the goals scored in them. It would render some of the caps records players have accumulated meaningless but considering how many more international fixtures there are it makes sense to me.

    I prefer the rugby and cricket models where caps are only awarded for Test matches.
     
  7. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    England Women now doing something just as pathetic. It totally devalues international caps. How can they not see that?

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46109635

    England manager Phil Neville has "banned" captain Steph Houghton from playing against Austria on Thursday so she can earn her 100th cap at home three days later against Sweden.
    Neville said he wanted the occasion to be a "celebration" of her international career on home soil in Rotherham.
    "Steph won't be involved on Thursday. She wants to play but we told her no," said Neville.
    Striker Fran Kirby and midfielder Keira Walsh miss out through injury.
    "I wanted to make Sunday a special day because she [Houghton] has earned it," said Neville. "She deserves it so she will be rested and it can be a celebration of her England international career.
    "She actually doesn't want it to be about her because she is so humble and she wanted to make her 100th cap in Austria. But we have almost banned her from playing. It is very doubtful she will even be on the bench."
     
  8. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Aside from anything else it looks like a basic manager fail. If you manage someone who says they don't want a fuss about something and would rather it was kept low key, and you go ahead and make a big show of it in front of everyone, you're an arse. And almost certainly thinking of yourself rather than the person you manage.
     
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  9. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    That sounds exactly like Phil Neville.
     
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  10. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    TBF who wouldn't want to celebrate their 100th cap in Rotherham in front of 2500 fans and 5000 kids with free school tickets.
     
  11. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Welbeck injured (appears to be a very nasty one) so probably means Rooney will get more time than expected on the pitch.
     
  12. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Looks like Neville's circus backfired completely. First home defeat in 3yrs.
     
  13. Horace_goes_up_north

    Horace_goes_up_north Academy Graduate

    Nice to see Wilson bringing his Bournemouth diving into the England team. Shame the international refs are a little better than the prem or we'd be 1-0 up now.
     
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  14. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    I only switched over as the tennis hadn't started and all I saw was a white shirted player on the floor.
    "That'll be Wilson". I thought!
     
  15. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Wasn't much of a fanfare when he came on - maybe that is after the match?

    USA have had most of the ball since Rooney came on .
     
  16. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst First Year Pro

    That was exactly the sort of dive which is no longer considered a dive in the modern game: the forward, anticipating ‘contact’ from the defender or goalkeeper, collapses his knees at the right moment just as the challenge comes in. On this occasion, to his credit, the ref didn’t give a penalty but next season under VAR these will all be given.
     
  17. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    Hearing 20,000 morons shout shoot every time he touched the ball made me very happy I didn't go.
     
  18. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    Could scarcely hold back the tears tonight.

    Can't believe he's gone.
     
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  19. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

    Got free tickets to this so decided to pop along. Thought the US played some good football with Pusilic and Wood being the main players. Sancho and Winks were superb throughout and Chilwell was awful.
     
  20. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Take comfort. Brother Rooney will always be with us. You just need to close your eyes and he's there.
    "It's a bit like god" © Gavin & Stacey.
     
  21. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    My favourite moment was when the camera focused on Colleen and the other Nolan Sisters,together with the children Pike,Carp,Bloater and Cod and Chips.
    Touching that they put down their flick knives to observe.
     
  22. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard Squad Player

    Rooney looked in better shape last night than he did for the last 2 seasons he was playing football in the PL.
     
  23. oxhey67

    oxhey67 Reservist

    I'd imagine part of the reason is he's playing regularly for DC Comics rather than the 10 minute cameos he was afforded for Mourinho United.
     
  24. Hornet4ever

    Hornet4ever First Year Pro

    Thought it was a fitting gesture. Good luck to him.

    Despite his sad private life plastered all over the media, he was a pleasure to watch in his prime & a good servant to the English game.

    Regards,

    Coleen
     
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