England v. Algeria Jun 18, 2010 21:57:46 GMT
Post by merse on Jun 18, 2010 21:57:46 GMT
I don't really think desire and passion come into a performance like that. It looks to me a classical case of going through the "yips", the harder you try when you're out of sorts; the worse it gets. Golfers and cricketers would tell you all about that. Just as The Gulls season turned on that Northwich game in the Conference and suddenly last season in League 2, all of a sudden for no explainable reason things go right and you're on your way.
Tournament football is so like that, there's many an eventual winner that has started like that. I'm not saying England will win it, I don't think we possess nearly enough World Class players for that; but it's no good peaking in week one and being burned out in week five....................it's a fine tuning job.
Perhaps a change of system for the next game might concentrate the minds on the positives required so much that the negatives are shut out.
You know what fans are like.....................a last gasp winner no matter how undeserved would have seen all that booing simply not happen. They're disappointed and it has become the fashion these days to boo England off unless they win. Paying a lot of money to be there and making a lot of noise buys no-one the right to win. I don't think they will be any more frustrated than the manager or players to be honest.