England Scrape Through, Roll On Palace Away
Without any Premier League action currently going, the international break gives an opportunity for Chelsea fans to support the country of their birth. In my case that`s England, *sighs*, to be honest I don`t really take that much interest in international football affairs, well, what`s the point.
I`m not sure what`s worse, the banal performances from a team, who appear unfamiliar with the game they are paid millions to play, or the raft of excuses the commentary team use to try and rationalise what they are seeing in front of them.
Watching the game on one of the UK`s national TV providers, ITV, you could use Glenn Hoddle`s punditry for any game that features England. It`s the same dross every game, punditry and football. England labour through every game they play and end up chasing a victory, that sometimes comes late, as it did tonight. Why anyone pays to watch it is beyond my comprehension. So bad was this game, that when asked to name his England Man of the Match, the best Hoddle could come up with was Joe Hart, who had, literally, just made one double save.
There is just no passion in the England set up, to watch Gareth Southgate overseeing proceedings is painful in the extreme. I`m sure he`s a nice man, but watching him, I`m not sure there`s actually anything going on in his head. Ex-Chelsea coach Steve Holland left to further his career with England, I`m doubting it was a wise move.
I can discuss it all no more, I only hope whoever your national team is, they got a good result and you enjoyed watching it.