Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Spirit of '66 and all that.
The England Under-21's made it through to the Final of the European U-21 Final yesterday in Malmo, unfortunately they where trounced by a more skillful German team (who else could it be !).
England have had an in and out campaign, qualifying from the Group Stages with a game to spare - then somehow squandering a 3-0 half time lead in the Semi-Finals, only to win the game by beating Sweden on penalties.
They didn't help their cause too much with a little indiscipline in the previous rounds, which meant they were without suspended forwards Aghonbalor and Campbell. They were also without regular keeper Joe Harte who's avoidable yellow card in the Semi-Final shootout meant the reserve keeper Scott Loach was drafted in between the posts.Loach had a bit of a nightmare game, at fault for the second goal.
But I had to smile at the write up given in today's Daily Express where it said something along these lines
"There where a couple of big mistakes made by stand-in keeper Scott Loach, that cost England two goals"
..... Its obvious what one of his 'Big Mistakes' was, just from the extract, he should have been divin' , not bloody stand-in