Do you think the one against SA was RobinsonÂ´s last game? Its amazing, but if It was, I think but he managed to give a great attitude/courage image even though England played a real poor game. I wish he could recover from his injury and play at least one more game in this RWC!
Why, for the love of all that is pure, is Martin Corry still playing 6?
And then there's arguably the even worse decision of dropping Tom Rees.
Only real consolation is that Dallaglio and Perry are nowhere near the team after their shocking performances. Oh wait, I just spotted that Farrell has made the squad ahead of Catt. Nothing left to do but sigh.
Captaincy is a real issue. I'd have Corry as captain if he's on the pitch. If he's on the pitch i'd have him at No 8 or not at all. Certainly not a back 3 of Worsley, Corry and Easter. I'd have Rees at 7, Moody at 6, and either Corry or Easter at 8. Ideally Easter with corry on the bench, but then who would you give the captaincy to? I'd have Corry in for that. Front 5 is ok. just hope they peform to their abilities. I wonder if they've gone for a slow beefy pack to maul the Samoans to death and stick the ball up the jumper. If so lets hope Wilko and Barkley kick well to touch. If we let Samoa dominate possesion we will lose.
My alternative team would be pretty much same as last weeks, but with Dallaglio in and Farrell commanding the backs. That way when we get our asses kicked there will be even less doubt who to include for the next 4 years.
hmm if england doesnt win they will be in major trouble! its a must win and as a result i feel that they have to field their strongest team....i understand people dont want to see Farrel out there but he has the most potential to make plays now with Robinson out....he just has to step up...and he cant do that without the opportunity so unfortunately i would field him...
Where to start? Why is The second row the same again. Ben Kay has been about as effective as a goalkicker with two broken legs. Then we drop our best forward, and our only speedy forward, for a guy who is both slow and useless, but apparebtlt tackles well and does the unseen stuff, badly. Throw in Martin "Dejected" Corry and you've got the worst English backrow ever, also the slowest.
No Perry is godsend, and I can't disagree with the FH and centres and, I guess, the wings but th bench is a hideous mess.
What I can; understand is picking slow forwards and, relatively,fast backs. We're just going to have a game with the likes of Tait and co. running away from support as Martin Corry slides across almost in slow motion. :ranting: